Some of the most dazzling and expensive jewelry ever created were in the form of love tokens, most notably diamond engagement rings. These rings are to celebrate the impending commitment two people will make to each other
Some of the most exquisite and outlandish diamond engagement rings in history include Jay-z’s 5 million dollar stunner to Beyonce in 2007. An estimated 12 carats the rings worth has been disputed but nonetheless it is a stunner.
Another recent addition to the list of most expensive engagement rings is Paris Hilton’s diamond engagement ring given to her by Greek shipping heir Paris Lastis. While the 2004 engagement didn’t last the reportedly 4.7 million dollar 24 carat emerald cut diamond is still thought to be one of the most expensive engagement rings on record.
A ring that brought back a segment of the diamond fashion was the 6.5 carat Harry Winston pink diamond given to Jennifer Lopez by Ben Affleck also in 2004. A pink diamond is a rarity with only 1 out of 100,000 reported to be true pink diamonds which is why the ring was worth a reported 2 million dollars at the time. After the engagement broke off Lopez returned the ring to Affleck who sold back the ring at half the price to the original seller. It eventually resold for 1.2 million dollars in 2005.
Another ring that broke record in its day was Donald Trump’s engagement ring to his future wife Melania Knauss in 2004. The 15 carat was worth an estimated 3 million dollars which Donald Trump advertised as the most expensive engagement ring of all time.
One of the largest engagement rings of all time remains Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis engagement ring from shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis. The 40 carat stunner, whose original price is unknown, was auctioned off for a reported 2.6 million dollars in 1996.