In the US, the average cost of an engagement ring is $6,000, but how do these figures compare with our favorite celebrities? The answer: they don't. Celebrity engagement rings are unsurprisingly getting bigger and bigger. As the diamonds increase in size, obviously the price tag appreciates handsomely. Well, we've compiled a list of some of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings to date courtesy of research from online jewelry retailer Jewellerybox, so you can keep up.
With prices ranging from $1,000,000 to the grand prize of over $38 million thanks to the power of inflation, these sparkling stars have accumulated quite the covetable jewelry collection—and we have the pics to prove it.
So, whose big-time bling ended up on top? And whose name popped up three times? Without further ado, we present 21 of the most expensive celeb gems—from least pricey (albeit still mind-bogglingly costly) to most.
Retired NHL player Mike Comrie, ex-husband of former Disney star Hilary Duff, reportedly spent a million bucks for a 14-carat, princess-cut jewel in 2010.
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 eight-carat diamond and likely falls within the $1.5 million range.
Prepare to see this ring finger pop up a few times on this list (three to be exact). When J.Lo first got engaged to Ben Affleck in 2002, the singer received quite a pricey piece of jewelry. At the time this pale pink 6.1-carat ring ran Ben Affleck $1,200,000 (now worth over $1,979,000).
When Katie Holmes said "yes" to Tom Cruise in 2005 she got this $1,500,000 stunner. Even though TomKat didn't last, the engagement ring is over $2.2 million now.
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.
We can't forget how lavish Serena's 2016 wedding to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian was. So, of course, her ring had to be just as luxe as the nuptials. Just how luxe? $3 million!
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.
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.
This list would be nothing without Kim Kardashian'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.
When Kourtney Kardashian got engaged to Travis Barker in a romantic beach proposal, the Blink 182 star got down on one knee and slipped a stunning oval-shaped solitaire diamond on her finger. The huge ring is estimated to cost anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million, and it’s about 10 to 12 carats.
JLo has 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. The baseball star proposed with a reported 15-20 carat emerald cut stunner set on a platinum band that was estimated at $5 million.
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 has already surpassed A-Rod's ring due to inflation and is valued at $6.2 million today.
Back in 2003, Kobe Bryant proposed to his future wife with an engagement ring estimated at $4,000,000. Since his passing, the ring has gone up in value and now priced at $6.4 million. Although, we're sure the sentimental value is far deeper for the mother of his four daughters.
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 (now worth $6.89 million) for Bey's flashy emerald-cut ring back in 2008.
Remember when Paris got engaged to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis? We barely do either, but we do remember her sporting the bauble around on the red carpet circa 2005, estimated to be worth $4,700,000 at the time. Today, the ring has seen a significant increase in value at $7.1 million. I guess the question on all our minds is, did she give it back?
The Russian tennis star's relationship Latin music artist Enrique Iglesias since the early '00s has been one of the most lowkey celebrity relationships to date. That is with the exception of her $5,400,000 engagement ring that made headlines in 2004. Now, worth a whopping $8.4 million, the giant yellow stunner was spotted on Kournikova even during her tennis matches. It's rumored she got two rings from Iglesias. Prior to this, she sported an equally giant pink pear-shaped ring.
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.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis
It was Jackie O's second proposal that her bling worthy of the number two spot! Aristotle Onassis—one of the world's richest and most famous men at the time—purchased the Harry Winston design at $2,600,000 in 1968. The 15-carat diamond nowadays would rub for $22.17 million.
In 1956, when the Hollywood actress wed Prince Rainier III of Monaco her engagement ring was priced at $4,060,000. Today, she takes the top spot with an engagement ring worth over $44.3 million when adjusted for inflation! The 10.47-carat emerald-cut diamond ring was designed by Cartier, and interestingly the unique cut is having a moment right now especially among celebrities.