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
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
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Sources: refinery29.com, glamour.com, brides.com; usmagazine.com, insider.com, eonline.com