Which Reality Star's Engagement Ring Is the Most Over-the-Top?

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Lilly Ghalichi engagement ring

Photos: Lilly Ghalichi via Instagram

Is there something in the reality TV show water? Another star is engaged! Lilly Ghalichi, the pint-sized swimsuit designer from Shahs of Sunset, announced her engagement on Instagram with a photo of her monster-sized pear-shaped diamond engagement ring.

Ghalichi is betrothed to boyfriend Dhar Mann, whom she's dated for two months. And even though she revealed the news on April Fools' Day, it was no prank. She posted a close-up video of the bauble the next day with an explanation: "For those of you that think it's an April fools joke, so did I at first when he got on one knee!! That was his whole plan, he's so funny, romantic and crazy like that. Thank you to @mike_nekta for helping him create the exact ring I wore and wanted, only with a bigger and better quality diamond!!! It's so perfect, I am the luckiest girl in the world to have you baby @jet_set_life I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you." (She suspiciously deleted the video later ...)

Ghalichi's mega bling calls to mind some other sparklers we've seen on the hands of reality stars. How does her engagement ring stack up to other recently-engaged comrades? Let's find out!

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Kim Kardashian


Kim Kardashian's engagement ring


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We're pretty sure the only ring that comes close to Ghalichi's is that of Kim Kardashian. Vogue cover aside, Kim is very much a reality star at heart. The 15-carat bauble that Kanye proposed with in October has a totally different feel from Ghalichi's. Kim's cushion-cut diamond is set on a single thin band, while Ghalichi's gets extra sparkle from the pavé halo and a paveé split-shank band. Two gigantic rings, two very different styles.

Lauren Conrad

Though she's a mini-Martha Stewart now, Lauren Conrad got her start on MTV reality shows Laguna Beach and The Hills. And her round-cut diamond engagement ring is the kind of thing her high school self would have dreamed of. Her fiancé William Tell proposed with the gorgeous, classic ring set on a yellow gold band in October. A far cry from Ghalichi or Kardashian's bling, this is a stunning ring that Conrad's devoted fans can both envy and emulate.

Evelyn Lozada

The Basketball Wives star had a very Merry Christmas, thanks to fiancé Carl Crawford's proposal — and a 14.5 carat engagement ring! The emerald-cut rock with a diamond-studded band and halo was the work of Jason Arasheben, CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills, who also crafted Gabrielle Union's engagement ring and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles's Heather Bilyeu's gorgeous gem. He certainly knows what he's doing, as the stone nearly measures up to Kardashian's giant rocks.

Nene Leakes


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Photo: Courtesy of Bravo


She's on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, but her engagement ring from husband Gregg Leakes seems pretty unreal. Leakes gladly kicked off the 15-carat diamond trend with her blinding bauble. She spared no expense when re-marrying Gregg, and her engagement ring served as a constant reminder of her "rich b***h" status. It's over-the-top, sure, but it fits her outsized personality perfectly.

Catherine Giudici


Catherine Giudici's engagement ring


Photo: Courtesy of Neil Lane/Getty Images (Inset)


Long before exchanging Neil Lane wedding rings during her televised nuptials to her Bachelor fiancé Sean Lowe, Giudici accepted another Neil Lane creation from Lowe — the 3.15 carat, platinum cushion-cut vintage-inspired diamond ring surrounded by 164 smaller round diamonds that he proposed with on the show's finale. It's a gorgeous ring that captures some of the biggest engagement ring trends today.

Desiree Hartsock


Desiree Hartsock's engagement ring


Photo: Courtesy of Neil Lane/Getty Images (Inset)


Another Bachelor star, another stunning Neil Lane engagement ring! On the dramatic finale of her season of The Bachelorette, her now-fiancé Chris Siegfried popped the question with this platinum and 18K rose gold "Romantic Entwined Ring" with 3.7 carats of diamonds, including a cushion-cut center stone and 204 round-cut accent diamonds. It's the only ring among all of these stunners that features rose gold.

Heather Bilyeu


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Photo: Courtesy of Bravo


The realtor and her fiancé Josh Altman regularly work with expensive properties on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. But even she was shocked when Altman proposed with this 2.6 carat round brilliant-cut, d-flawless, micro-pavé halo-set engagement ring on the show. Altman put a ton of time and effort into designing the perfect ring for his longtime girlfriend, and it shows.

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