A wedding is probably one of the highlights of a woman’s life. It is the culmination of her love life and, if a good man is by her side, it is an event that will only happen once in her lifetime.
They say that the wedding is just the start of the rest of her life, but do you know that the wedding itself starts not from the moment that the couple makes a vow? The wedding process actually begins when the man pops the question and puts an engagement ring on her finger.
With different cuts and stones to choose from a ring must be unique and chosen strictly to enhance the beauty of the woman who will be wearing it. The ring is an item where price can be disregarded because it is the piece of jewelry the woman will be wearing everyday for the rest of her life. It must compliment her style and fit with the kind of woman she is.
That is why a guy must make sure that he gets the best engagement ring possible. If the engagement is the first step of life as a couple, then you must make sure that it begins with a bang. There is no better way to express this than by choosing one of the items below. Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive engagement rings for 2013.
10 Avianne & Co. Princess Cut White Solid Gold Diamond Engagement Ring – $125,400
This white solid gold custom diamond engagement ring is from Avianne & Co. it has been handcrafted in white gold that weighs 18 karats. This ring is said to be shining in absolute perfection. At the center is a huge, princess-cut EGL-certified diamond that weighs five carats with a color rating of I and clarity of SI1. At either side of the large stone are a couple of diamonds with trapezoid cuts that weigh a total of 0.63 carats. The ring weighs a light 9.6 grams and measures three-eights of an inch in width.
9 Avianne & Co. Round Cut White Solid Gold Custom Diamond Engagement Ring – $149,999
This round cut white solid gold custom diamond engagement ring is from Avianne & Co. This ring has been customized and handcrafted in shiny white gold that weighs 14 karats. There is a large round cut diamond right at the center, and is flanked on either side by a couple of smaller baguette cut diamonds.
8 Avianne & Co. Round Cut White Solid Gold Diamond Engagement Ring – $375,000
This white solid gold diamond engagement ring comes from Avianne & Co. and is one of a kind. The ring is handcrafted in lustrous white gold that weighs 18 karats. At the center is a brilliant EGL-certified round cut diamond that weighs 6.61 carats that has a color rating of L and clarity of SI1. At the side are stones made of both baguette and round cut diamonds that weigh a total of three carats. The ring weighs 12.3 grams and measures 0.75 inches in width.
7 Avianne & Co. Past, Present and Future Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring – $500,000
The Past, Present and Future emerald cut diamond engagement ring comes from Avianne & Co. While the company was established only in 1999 in New York, it has already gained a reputation as a favorite among celebrities. It is the single largest jewelry store in the city’s famous Diamond District. To accommodate these celebrity clients, the store sometimes closes its doors to the public in order to ensure the privacy of the famous people. That was exactly what happened when the hip-hop recording artist named Future went inside the store. The rapper had come in to purchase an engagement ring for his fiancée, Ciara, who is also a singer and songwriter. Future helped design the ring himself, and it featured emerald cut diamonds that weigh 15 carats. It was set on an eternity-style band, and the frame is also encrusted with diamonds all around.
6 De Beers Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring – $520,000
This Asscher cut diamond engagement ring comes from the famous Luxembourg-based diamond trader called De Beers. While not as common as other kinds of cuts, this was the style that was used on the engagement ring given by Ryan Philippe to award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon. That particular ring, however, only featured a stone that weighed four carats. The 2013 version of the De Beers Asscher cut diamond engagement ring features a diamond that weighs 10.19 carats. This is then set in a platinum ring. Of course, Witherspoon and Philippe have since broken up, but your fiancé would surely not mind that when she lays her eyes on this ring.
5 De Beers Rose Cut White Diamond Engagement Ring – $525,000
This rose cut diamond engagement ring also comes from De Beers. Known as the secret kiss of the rose ring, it features a small pink diamond that weighs 0.8 carats right at the center, perfectly complementing the rose cut, bud-shaped white diamond that weighs 4.15 carats. These are all set in a platinum ring. This is roughly similar to the ring presented by English football icon David Beckham to his then-fiancee former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham.
4 House of Taylor Oval Diamond Engagement Ring – $1.3 million
This oval diamond engagement ring comes from the House of Taylor. This ring is uniquely designed, as a quick glance at its styling would make you think that the ring has been set with flowers instead of diamond stones. The floral look took shape by setting an oval white diamond that weighs 5.98 carats right at the center, and then surrounding it with several smaller white diamonds that weigh a total of 3.96 carats. All of these were then set in a platinum frame.
3 Tiffany & Co. Oval Diamond Engagement Ring – $1.47 million
This oval diamond engagement ring comes from Tiffany & Co. The company has been around since 1837 and is considered as one of the premier jewelers in the world and one of the major houses of design in the United States. This elegant and attractive ring features an oval diamond set in a platinum frame. Additionally, buyers have the option of replacing the oval-shaped diamonds with square pillow shapes.
2 De Beers Round Cut Brilliant Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring – $1.83 million
This round cut brilliant diamond ring comes from De Beers. It features a diamond stone that weighs a hefty nine carats. This has then been set in a platinum frame. It has a million-plus dollar price tag because the diamond in this ring has been certified as having a color rating of D grade, which is considered as the most desirable color grade rating for a stone.
1 Lorraine Schwartz Engagement Ring – $5 million
When Kim Kardashian celebrated her birthday last October 2013, her boyfriend Kanye West rented out the AT&T Park in San Francisco for the day. The event kept building up to a huge climax, which culminated with a complete orchestra playing music in the background while the stadium’s screen splashed out the words, “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!” The two, however, were not the only stars during the wedding proposal. Lorraine Schwartz, an acclaimed jeweler, sort of shared the spotlight when West placed a Schwartz creation on Kardashian’s finger. The ring features a perfect 15-carat, emerald-cut diamond. Estimates regarding its cost having varied between $5 million and $8 million, but regardless of its cost, its blinding flawlessness seemed to have a spellbinding effect, as Kardashian said yes.