Surely, tying the knot is the main event but the engagement period between lovers is also one-of-the-more exciting moments of a woman’s life. Whether it’s a one-year engagement or a day-long betrothal, formally stating your intentions to marry is almost always a precedent to a lavish wedding. Proof of the commitment, of course, are the engagement rings. Sneaky paparazzi aim to catch a photo of the soon-to-be-married symbol worn by the hottest female stars while celebrity fans envy the diamond-studded betrothal gift flaunted by the super wealthy. How big is the diamond? How many carats? How much? These questions accompany any sighting of a ring on the left hand’s ring finger that announces, yes, the lady is off the market. Take a look at some of the most expensive engagement rings that are so studded, even Beyonce had to sing about them. If you do like them, make sure to get your bank accounts ready.
House of Taylor’s Oval Diamond Ring
At $1.3 million, the platinum-set diamond engagement ring from House of Taylor’s Elizabeth Collection is truly a labor of love. With a chunky 5.98 carat oval cut diamond, this is one heavy bling. To make it really one of the most expensive rings in the world, it also comes with 3.96 carat brilliant round diamonds. The floral design adds a dash of femininity to the ring while the diamond in the center is internally “flawless”, just like what a bride should be.
Tiffany Oval Diamond Ring
It is, according to Holly Golightly, the “best place in the world, where nothing bad can take place.” Of course, nothing bad can ever happen at Tiffany & Co. unless you’re short of cash, which you can never allow when purchasing one of the store’s prized jewelry. The second most expensive engagement ring in the world comes in two models. The smaller, priced at $800,000, comes with a 12.03-carat cushion diamond ring. The larger model with a 14.79-carat oval diamond comes at a heftier $1.46 million. Both ultra expensive engament rings are set in platinum and are considered popular amongst celebrities and the world’s richest.
De Beers Round Brilliant Platinum
Marilyn Monroe once said, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Who knew a lovely companion could set you back millions? With the most desired diamond grade color, which is D, on its 9-carat Asscher Cut diamond, De Beers’ platinum engagement ring is the most expensive at $1.83 million. The round flawless stone will make any hand shining, shimmering and splendid while others green with envy.
Of course, the single ladies out there can all drool at these magnificent and expensive rings. And if you’re already taken but did not get the chance to splurge on your engagement ring, then you could save up and spend it all on the wedding bling. Just take a look at Beyonce’s beau Jay-Z. He loves the superstar singer so much he got her a $5-million wedding ring that outshone even the brightest Hollywood stars. Beyonce must be singing Diamonds Are Forever while looking at the expensive ring and lulling herself to sleep. Taking a cue from the song, “diamonds won’t leave you in the night, have no fear that they might.”