Lifestyles of the rich and the famous are so indulgent; everyone (whether they want to admit it or not) is fascinated with what celebrities do with their money and their time. However, what really gets them is when they decide to tie the knot; everyone wants to see the venue, the guest list and most of all- the ring. Although celebrity marriages are so common, you can guarantee that when they take place it will be beautiful, grand and lavish. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt kept it “small” if small is a fulsome gathering on their private Maltese property. Beyonce and Jay Z managed to keep their marriage out of the spotlight until they were ready to share it to the world, but what they could not keep out of the spotlight was the ring that shined so bright that it could stop traffic. Celebrities seem to be running a silent competition with one another when it comes to buying rings, and nothing is off limits; price, carat size and even extravagant bands. Kim’s is 15 carats, Beyonce and Princess Kate’s are 18 carats, and Elizabeth Taylor has outshined them all with a 33.19 carat ring. These rings come with bigger price tags; boasting anywhere from $250,000, all the way up $8 Million and beyond. There is no shame in any of these guys' game; they know if they want to lock down their girl, they have to come with a ring that proves they are in it for the long haul. Check out the list of 10 celebrities with some of the most blinding bling.
10 Reese Witherspoon
Estimated Worth: $250,000
Although Reese Witherspoon may have the lowest carat and lowest priced ring on this list, that is okay; her ring (given to her by husband Jim Toth) is a rare Ashoka diamond by William Goldberg. This ring boasts a platinum band paved with diamonds. The rarity of this ring is what makes it so exciting and worthy of our list. Reese has never been a show-off, so this ring fits her personality perfectly; the center stone takes the spotlight and the band only enhances this flawless ring that has been compared to non other than Grace Kelly’s famous Cartier. Good job Jim T!
9 Catherine Zeta Jones
Estimated Worth $1 million
This $1 Million, 10 carat ring could have been how Michael Douglas was able to snatch up beautiful actress, Catherine Zeta Jones. Who can turn down a rock as big as that one? Catherine’s ring is a 1920s antique by Fred Leighton. Not only is the middle stone 10 carats, it is surrounded by 28 smaller stones that help make up the band. The ring fits snuggly on her finger and the diamonds compliment her olive skin-tone. Although, recently there have been divorce rumors surrounding the couple and Catherine has been seen around town without her ring on; that must feel weird.
8 Blake Lively
Estimated Worth: $2.5 Million
Blake Lively's oval-cut, $2.5 Million ring is not just fabulous, it is baby pink. Husband Ryan Reynolds undoubtedly knew that he had to bring the bling when he asked for this lady's hand in marriage. Although they did it on the sly and tricked us all, who could possibly hold a grudge when they see how much care he put into the wedding band? This ring is a creation by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, and it is simply brilliant; the band is made up of several smaller diamonds that look elegant on Blake’s dainty finger, set in a rose gold with a hint of deco.
7 Khloe Kardashian
Estimated Worth: $850,000
This radiant-cut engagement ring could be the reason why Khloe and Lamar Odom are yet to finalize their divorce. Who wants to give up a ring this beautiful, not to mention valuable? The ring, reportedly worth $850,000, is enormous and almost half the size of big sister Kim’s. Khloe and Lamar filed for divorce in December 2013 and with a ring that valuable, it's normal Khloe would want to duck and dive a divorce when she has so much to lose. Unfortunately, the ring holds sentimental value for both Lamar and Khloe and it looks like it may be a fight for who gets to keep it.
6 Hilary Duff
Estimated Worth: $1 Million
Two things ran through everyone’s head when Disney princess Hilary Duff, announced her engagement in 2010; 1. Who is Mike Comrie? And, 2. Where is the ring? It turns out that the ring was $1 Million and it was simply flawless. Hilary’s humongous ring was a 14 carat princess-cut sparkler diamond that was apparently so big that one day she woke up with scratches on her face. Unfortunately for Hilary, her marriage came to an end in early 2014; let’s see if things gets messy and Comrie asks for that ring back. Maybe he can sell it at an auction like Kris Hump.
5 Kim Kardashian
Estimated Worth: $8 million
Kanye West was definitely trying to one up Kris Humphries when he bought Kim an engagement ring reportedly worth $8 Million. Kim’s ex-husband Kris, spent a reported $2 million on a 16.5 carat emerald-cut ring. Although Kanye went down by half a carat, he went up by a staggering $6 Million more than Kris’ sparkling bling. It looks as though Kim’s new Lorraine Schwartz diamond from Kanye will stay on her finger longer than Kris’ ring, which recently sold for a mere $749,000 at an auction after a long, drawn-out divorce battle that famously lasted longer than their high-profile marriage.
4 Angelina Jolie
Estimated Worth: $500,000
It was reported that Brad Pitt put a lot of time and effort into making the “perfect ring” for fiance Angelina Jolie. The ring was designed over the course of a year by jeweler Robert Procop, with Brad reportedly hanging over his shoulder at every chance; it is a table-cup ring estimated at about $500,000. Here is the break down; the entire ring is 16 carats with a center stone of 7 carats. Brad was going for an edgier looking ring to match his wife’s edgy personality, and who knows, the 16 carats could be a sign for the amount of children they want to accumulate in their lifetime.
3 Kate Middleton
Estimated Worth: $500,000
The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton was proposed to with a blue oval sapphire, boasting 18-carats and worth an estimated $500,000. What makes this ring so valuable is whose hand it laid on before Kate’s; none other than his mother's, the late Princess Diana. A ring that holds so much sentimental value is priceless; and with the birth of her new baby girl, it is more important than ever to take care of that ring so she can pass it down the line. It is not every day that someone can say that their wedding band is a sapphire set in white gold.
Estimated Worth: $5 Million
Beyonce’s beautiful diamond is none other than a Lorraine Schwartz and although their wedding ceremony was a well-kept secret, there is no hiding that 18 carat diamond that has been weighing her hand down. Just like their wedding ceremony, not much is known about queen bee’s plush wedding ring; the census is even out on what the cut is because it’s not quite square, yet it is not a full rectangle. Either way, there are now two things that you see when Beyonce walks into a room; one is that hour-glass figure and the other is that sparkling hand weight.
1 Elizabeth Taylor
Estimated Worth: $8.8 Million
Richard Burton had tried for years to seal the deal with the ridiculously famous it girl, Elizabeth Taylor. Presenting her with a 33.19 carat ring definitely helped him. After all, who could refuse a diamond so grand, so expensive and so heavy? Elizabeth was just as much known for her love of jewelry, as she was for her torrid affairs. The Asscher-cut Krupp diamond was bought at an auction and may be one of the most expensive engagement rings of all time. Although Elizabeth was married several times and had a world of jewels at her finger tips, it was rumored that she wore that ring consistently for the rest of her life.