Engagements rings are one of the most common symbols of a person’s true love. While some people care a great deal about what their engagement ring looks like, it can be an even bigger deal for celebrities. Some celebrities have gone well beyond the acceptable standard when it comes to buying an engaging ring and several of them have even shared their tales of romance from finding their one true love within Hollywood.
No two engagement rings are the same
In a sense, every engagement ring is “The One Ring,” a truly unique piece of jewelry whose distinctions extend beyond price. Some of the engagement rings attached to a power couple have ranged in cost between $150,000 and $5 million! An engagement ring worth those sorts of prices tends to be a focal point until the marriage, with good reason. Here are a solid five notable engagement rings that celebrate opulence to the point of obsequiousness:
#1 Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III
Grace Kelly, the timeless ingenue of stage and screen, encountered Monaco’s Princes Rainier III back at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. After an entire year of whirlwind courting and romancing, Prince Rainier proposed with a whopping 10.47-carat diamond ring known to have an emerald cut and produced by Cartier. Currently, this one piece of jewelry is worth roughly $4.3 million. The coupon wed in 195, with Kelly becoming Princess Rainier of Monaco in 1957.
While Kelly would remain a princess until her death in 1982, Prince Rainier III remained monarch of the Principality of Monaco until 2005. The prince never remarried but the couple did produce three children: Caroline, Albert II and Princess Stéphanie. Albert II has served as Prince of Monaco since his father passed away due to complications related to lung cancer. Caroline became Princess of Hanover after marrying Prince Ernst August of Hanover in 1999.
#2 Victoria Beckham and David Beckham
The Beckhams are known as one of the United Kingdom’s most famous non-royal couples. People not only love the couple but also have an appreciation of the former Spice Girl’s engagement rings. Yes, rings, as in plural and meaning more than one. Victoria has 14 different engagement rings. One of the most eye-catching of this embarrassment of riches would be a 17-carat pear-cut diamond with a pave band made comprised of platinum.
#3 Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
These lovers from “That ’70s Show” decided to take their on-screen love into the real world by announcing their coupleship in 2012. In the time that has passed since then, the two have produced two kids: Wyatt and Dmitri. Four years later, Kunis discussed her $250,000 engagement ring, mentioning that she refuses to wear it despite how beautiful it is.
#4 Beyoncé and Jay-Z
This duo’s love story has quite a long tail to it. Before getting hitched in 2008, Jay-z outdid Prince Rainier III by giving Beyoncé an 18-carat, octagonally cut diamond valued at $5 million. This one romantic symbol currently holds the record for being the most expensive engagement ring among couples.
#5 Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
“J.Lo” and “A-Rod” met in 2005, decided to finally start dating in 2017 and got engaged during a trip to the Bahamas in 2019. Jennifer’s ring is quite a hefty little treasure; the 20-carat, emerald-cut diamond ring is valued at at least $4.5 million. Sadly, not every couple on this list is a happy tale as this duo decided to call the engagement of in April of 2021. While the couple seemed to have hit a rocky path, even mentioning an interest in pursuing couples’ therapy, they have vowed to remain good friends and remain active in the lives of the children from each others’ prior relationships. Lopez’s relationship with Marc Anthony resulted in twins, Maximilian David and Emme Maribel. Rodriguez’s prior relationship with Cynthia Scurtis resulted in two daughters, Ella and Natasha.