From Beyoncé to Elizabeth Taylor: 21 of the Most Expensive Celebrity Engagement Rings Ever

The bigger the bling, the steeper the price tag.

Liz Taylor Engagement Ring

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Celebrity engagement rings are unsurprisingly getting bigger and bigger (um, have you seen tennis player Caroline Wozniacki's massive bauble?). As the diamonds increase in size, obviously the price tag appreciates handsomely. Lucky for the rest of you fellow Hollywoodphiles who are obsessed with checking out the latest and greatest A-list ice, we compiled a list of some of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings to date. With prices ranging from $500,000 to the grand prize of $10 million, these sparkling stars (and even a few famous royals) have accumulated quite the covetable jewelry collection—and we have the pics to prove it.

So, whose big-time bling ended up on top? Without further ado, we present 21 of the most expensive celeb gems—from least pricey (albeit still mind-bogglingly costly) to most.

21. Hailey Baldwin

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One of the younger wed celebs may actually have one of the most expensive diamonds. While Time pegged Baldwin's oval-shaped ring as worth nearly $250,000, sources tell TMZ that Justin Bieber actually spent closer to $500,000.

20. Meghan Markle

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It's no surprise the Duchess of Sussex nabbed a spot on our list. The royal has been turning heads and making most fashion lists since she wed Prince Harry in May 2018. But it all started when the Duke of Sussex popped the question with a three-stone ring set on a yellow gold band. The royals explained in an interview soon after their engagement that the center stone was an ethically sourced diamond from Botswana, where they first fell in love, and the surrounding two diamonds were gems that belonged to Harry's mother, Princess Diana. Diamond experts concluded the center stone was anywhere from 3-4 carats, and due to Harry likely choosing stones with high cut and clarity, would clock in just below $200,000. Meanwhile Diana's oval diamonds were estimated to be about 0.75 carats each and around $5,000. But experts said their value will have appreciated due to their previous owner; basically, sentiment like this is truly priceless, making Markle's ring one that will go down in history.

19. Cardi B

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Bearing a striking resemblance to Paris Hilton's bauble from her now broken engagement further down the list, the female rapper's pear-shaped engagement ring features an estimated 8 carats, and set Offset back $500,000.

18. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie's engagement ring was designed by jeweler Robert Procop, who worked closely with Brad Pitt for about a year to create something that spoke to both Brad and Angie's sophisticated yet edgy sensibilities The table-cut ring has an estimated value of $500,000, boasting a total weight of 16 carats with a center stone of 7 carats. A predecessor to the emerald- and square- cut stones, a table-cut diamond has a flat top, just like a table. See engagement rings with a similar to Angie's custom bauble, on the following slidesSee more of our favorite celebrity engagement rings
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Although we're still coping with Brangelina's breakup, Brad Pitt did good when it came to ring shopping for his former bride. In fact, he reportedly spent almost a year working with jeweler Robert Procop to finalize the table-cut sparkler. Boasting a grand 16 carats (seven from the center stone alone), Jolie's engagement ring totes an estimated value of $500,000.

17. Jennifer Aniston

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Jennifer Aniston (fashion detail) arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
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Another Hollywood big hitter (and fellow Brad Pitt ex), Jen's ring from former husband Justin Theroux features an 8-carat emerald-cut solitaire stone, also valued at a hefty $500,000.

16. Kate Middleton

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The Duchess of Cambridge's ring, an heirloom from Princess Diana, is not only iconic, but also crazy expensive. The 12-carat sapphire, surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds, has appreciated a huge sum since it was first given to Di in 1981—the price tag, once around $47,000, increased tenfold and now sits at $505,000.

15. Amal Clooney

WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Amal Clooney arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere "Hail, Caesar!". at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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Longtime bachelor George Clooney treated his bride to a 7-carat, emerald-cut, ethically-mined diamond, surrounded by tapered baguettes on a platinum setting. Ice this nice naturally has to cost a pretty penny, and E! News estimates that the Ocean's 13 star forked over about $750,000.

14. Khloé Kardashian

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 02: TV personality Khloe Kardashian Odom celebrates the launch of her custom cocktail recipe for HPNOTIQ Harmonie Liqueur at Mr. C Beverly Hills on August 2, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Although pricey gems are no rarity within the Kardashian clan (and Kim unsurprisingly landed a spot on this list), we're still astounded by Koko's 12.5-carat, $850,000 engagement bauble from retired NBA player Lamar Odom. The two got engaged just a month after their first meeting...and wed five days later. They officially called their tumultuous relationship quits in 2016, but Khloé reportedly held onto the ring following their divorce.

13. Gabrielle Union

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Gabrielle Union (engagement ring detail) attends a basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
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According to a jewelry expert via People, the Bring It On star accepted an 8.5-carat, cushion-cut engagement ring, valued around $1 million, from Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade in 2013.

12. Catherine Zeta-Jones

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives at the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute at Dolby Theatre on June 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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Considering Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas's nuptials secured a spot on our roundup of the most expensive weddings to date, it's only natural that the actress's vintage Fred Leighton ring would earn a similar accolade at a cool $1 million. Douglas opted for a 10-carat, side-set, marquise diamond bauble for his now-wife of almost two decades.

11. Hilary Duff

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 11: Actress Hilary Duff (ring detail) attends An Evening of "Southern Style" presented by the St. Bernard Project & the Spears family at a private residence on May 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Retired NHL player Mike Comrie, ex-husband of former Disney star Hilary Duff, also reportedly spent a million bucks for a 14-carat, princess-cut jewel in 2010.

10. Jennifer Lopez

JLo's ice is so nice, she made the list twice. Alex Rodriguez popped the question to the singer, and he really had to step it up to outshine her previous engagement rings—and wow, did he deliver. The baseball star proposed with a reported 15-20 carat emerald cut stunner set on a platinum band that was estimated to cost anywhere from $1 million to $5 million. It's getting harder and harder not to be fooled by the rocks she's got...

9. Kate Upton

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Kate Upton, engagement ring detail, attends "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology", the 2016 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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Model and Brides cover star Kate Upton first debuted her round engagement ring from Justin Verlander at the 2016 Met ball, and we've been jealous ever since...especially considering US Weekly predicts that the bauble is complete with an 8-carat diamond and likely falls within the $1.5 million range.

8. Paris Hilton

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 28: Paris Hilton, jewelry detail, visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 28, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
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The hotel heiress announced her engagement to Chris Zylka in January 2018, and her fiancé popped the question with a massive 20-carat bauble (which she proceeded to lose in a club...), worth an estimated $2 million. That's hot. This also isn't her first rodeo—Hilton was previously engaged to a fellow of the same name, Paris Latsis, in 2005. The former proposed with a 24-carat jewel, which Hilton auctioned off to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims.

7. Ciara

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 19: Recording artist Ciara, ring detail, arrives at the season grand opening of the Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on March 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
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Veering even deeper into pricey celebrity engagement rings, Ciara's left ring finger totes a massive diamond sparkler from Russell Wilson, believed to be worth between $2 million and $2.5 million. The "1, 2 Step" singer sported a similarly gigantic rock during her prior engagement to rapper Future, but the 15-carat gem was only thought to be worth a mere $500,000.

6. Blake Lively

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Blake Lively arrives at the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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Not only are Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds the ultimate #couplegoals, but the blonde beauty is also total #engagementringgoals. Weighing in at 7 carats and an estimated $2.5 million, the gem features a light pink, oval diamond set in pavé diamonds and rose gold.

5. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez ring at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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Before J. Lo and A. Rod, there was J. Lo and Marc Anthony. Although the couple ended their marriage in 2014, 10 years previously Anthony had proposed with a rare blue 8.5-carat diamond ring, worth $4 million. The "Jenny From the Block" singer also received a 6.1-carat pink diamond bauble, believed to have cost between $1.2 and $2.5 million, during her engagement to Ben Affleck in 2002. No biggie.

4. Kim Kardashian

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 24: Kim Kardashian attends the Dream For Future Africa Foundation gala at Spago on October 24, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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This list would be nothing without Kimmie's rock from Kanye, which clocked in at around a cool $4 million when he presented it to her at his stadium proposal in October 2013. Unfortunately, though, the 15-carat sparkler was among the jewelry stolen during Kim's infamous Paris robbery in 2016.

3. Beyoncé

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Recording artist Beyonce watches Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia play during the Men's Final on Day Fifteen of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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It should come as no surprise that Queen Bey herself totes one of the world's highest valued diamonds. Weighing in at 24 carats, Jay reportedly paid around $5 million for Bey's flashy emerald-cut ring back in 2008.

2. Elizabeth Taylor

British-born actress Elizabeth Taylor shows off the 33.19 carat diamond ring given to her by husband Richard Burton. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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The famous actress accumulated her fair share of engagement jewelry throughout her eight weddings, but her ring from Richard Burton is perhaps the most well known. Weighing in at an unbelievable 33.19 carats (yep, you read that correctly), Taylor's sparkler sold for $8.8 million during an auction in 2011, according to Forbes.

1. Mariah Carey

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Mariah Carey attends the 24th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)
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Clocking in as the most expensive celebrity engagement ring, Mimi's 35-carat bling from ex-fiancé James Packer reportedly cost a cool $10 million. And the "Obsessed" singer seemed to be a bit, well, obsessed with the jewel. She continued to wear the ring over a year post-breakup, and didn't part ways with the bauble until May 2018, selling it to a Los Angeles jeweler for $2.1 million.

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