There are few things more gawk-worthy than a celebrity engagement ring. The world’s rich and famous have a tendency to adorn their betrothed with some of the biggest, brightest, and (of course) priciest diamonds.
From Blake Lively’s roughly 12-carat oval-cut bauble valued at approximately $2 million from hubby Ryan Reynolds to Beyoncé’s 20-carat stunner from Jay Z, valued at a cool $5 million, these diamonds are definitely a girl’s most expensive friend.
Scroll down to see the 15 most stunning celebrity engagement rings of all time!
Beckham might just be the reigning queen of celebrity engagement rings. Recent reports suggest she has as many as 13 different rings husband David Beckham has bestowed upon her throughout their 15-year marriage. The total estimated worth? About $6.5 million.
Witherspoon’s husband Jim Toth popped the question with a 4-carat Ashoka-cut diamond custom-designed by the William Goldberg Diamond Corporation and worth around $250,000.
We got our first close-up look at Palermo’s cushion-cut yellow diamond from husband Johannes Heubl very recently—it’s estimated to be around three carats, and is surrounded on the sides by two white diamonds.
Kidman’s engagement ring from country star Keith Urban is unique in that it is not one solitaire stone, but rather a Cartier ring of diamonds surrounding her finger. Its estimated value is around $50,000.
When husband Nick Cannon proposed to the powerhouse vocalist, he did so with a pink diamond weighing in at 10 carats.
For her third marriage, to rapper Kanye West, Kardashian accepted a more than 15-carat diamond ring valued at a whopping $1.25 million.
Middleton famously accepted Princess Diana’s blue sapphire engagement ring when Prince William proposed to her. The ring boasts a 12-carat central sapphire stone with 14 solitaire diamonds in a halo around it, and has soared in value to more than $550,000.
Crooner Justin Timberlake proposed to Biel with a 6-carat diamond ring he co-designed himself, taking inspiration from vintage rings.
Aniston’s oval-shaped rock from fiancé Justin Theroux is thought to be at least 10 carats in weight, and is likely to have cost Theroux a pretty penny: at least $1 million.
Although the couple have now infamously “consciously uncoupled,” during happier times Chris Martin proposed to Gwyneth Paltrow with a beautiful 8-carat diamond ring.
The R&B crooner’s now-defunct engagement to rapper Future was initially solidified with a 15-carat diamond ring that surely reaches into the millions of dollars range.
Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds shocked the world when they got married on the sly in 2012. Reynolds put a 12-carat oval-cut diamond on Lively’s finger before the ceremony—one allegedly valued at around $2 million.
Queen Bey’s rock from husband Jay Z weighs in at an incredible 20 carats, and is worth an estimated $5 million.
Jolie’s ring is extra-special—not only is it about 16 carats of diamonds clocking in at around $250,000, but her partner Brad Pitt co-designed it himself.
Garner’s gorgeous ring from longtime husband Ben Affleck is a 4.5-carat cushion-cut diamond worth around $500,000.