The world's most expensive celebrity engagement rings will leave you gasping

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Ciara, Russell Wilson and Hilary Duff. (PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/@CIARA/@HILARYDUFF)
Ciara, Russell Wilson and Hilary Duff. (PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/@CIARA/@HILARYDUFF)

When it comes to popping the question, celebrities certainly aren't afraid of pulling out the big guns with their choice of bling. Cristiano Ronaldo recently splashed an eye-watering R13 million (£615 000) on an engagement ring for his long-time girlfriend and baby-mama, Georgina Rodriguez.

The Cartier rock is said to be the most expensive ring purchased by a football star.

But when it comes to proposals, celebrities aren’t afraid to fork out fortunes.

Check out this list of expensive sparklers

10 Hilary Duff

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In 2010, former Canadian professional ice hockey player Mike Comrie slipped a R16-million ($1m) engagement ring on his now ex-wife’s finger. Hilary is now married to singer Matthew Koma, who bought the former Disney star a more, erm, moderate engagement ring worth about R1,6m ($100 000).

9 Kate Upton

Back in 2016 professional baseball pitcher Justin Verlander forked out R24 million ($1,5m) for the American model’s eight-carat diamond engagement ring.

8 Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton and her ex-fiance Chris Zylka
Paris Hilton and her ex-fiance Chris Zylka. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

Chris Zylka may not have wed Paris, but The Leftovers actor reportedly popped the question with a 20-carat rock that cost around R32 million ($2m) in 2018.

Apparently Paris lost the ring in a club, but what’s a few million to the Hiltons?

7 Ciara

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American footballer Russell Wilson went down on one knee with a massive round brilliant-cut 16-carat diamond ring back in 2016. The price tag was estimated between R32 million and R41 million ($2m and $2,5m).

6 Blake Lively

The ice is nice, but so is the price. Actor Ryan Reynolds splashed an estimated R41 million ($2,5m) on wife Blake’s engagement ring. The actress’ bling is a 12-carat oval-cut Lorraine Schwartz piece.

5 Jennifer Lopez

Jenny from the block once rocked a R65-million ($4m) rare blue 8,5-carat diamond ring, given to her by ex-husband Marc Anthony. Now engaged to baseball star Alex Rodriguez, Jenny’s new bling is estimated to cost somewhere between R16 million and R82 million (($1m and $5m).

4 Kim Kardashian West

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It’s no secret Kim likes the finer things in life, and rapper Kanye West knew that when he proposed to her with a R65-million ($4m) ring in 2013. The Lorraine Schwartz stunner, which was stolen during a robbery while Kim was in Paris in 2016, featured a 15-carat diamond.

3 Beyoncé

Beyonce at the 2011 US Open
Beyonce at the 2011 US Open. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

Queen B sports one of the most expensive rings in celebville. Rapper Jay-Z made sure everyone knew he put a ring on it when he proposed with a flashy emerald-cut engagement ring worth an estimated R82 million ($5m) 12 years ago.

2 Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor showing off her ring
Elizabeth Taylor showing off her ring. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

The late actress was married eight times, but her engagement to her fifth – and again sixth – husband Richard Burton turned heads.

According to media reports, the actor bought Elizabeth a diamond on auction, which she made into a ring worth an astounding R144 million ($8,8m). She reportedly wore the ring every day until she died in 2011.

1 Mariah Carey

Lee Daniels, Mariah Carey and her ex James Packer
Lee Daniels, Mariah Carey and her ex James Packer. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

The Fantasy hit-maker takes the No.1 spot with an engagement ring estimated at a jaw-dropping R164 million ($10m).

Mimi continued to wear the ring over a year after her engagement to Australian billionaire James Packer ended, ultimately selling it for an underwhelming R34m ($2,1m) to a Los Angeles jeweller in 2018.


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