Marriage is one of the pivotal points in our life. It represents a close connection, and the fact that we are getting older and are ready to settle down. Along with the numerous rituals and celebrations that surround such an event, there is nothing more synonymous with marriage then the proposal. Seen as the height of romantic actions, the proposal involves a guy on his knees, and one awesome engagement ring.
Engagement rings aren’t anything new. In fact, they have been around for nearly 600 years, when the Archduke of Austria proposed to his soon to be wife Mary Burgundy with a ring made of diamonds. Since then, the tradition has grown in popularity, and is now central to marriage culture.
Rings can come in a number of shapes and sizes, from tiny to extravagant. Let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful and expensive rings in recent history.
1. Kim Kardashion’s Engagement Ring
When it comes to expensive rings, it is hard to beat the ring Kim received when she was proposed to by Kayne West. A large, flawless diamond, the ring is between 7 to 8 million dollars, making it the most expensive engagement ring on our list. It is 15 carats and cushion cut.
2. Beyonce and the 5 Million Dollar Ring
At 5 million dollars, Beyonce’s 18-carat ring given to her by Jay-Z is amazingly extravagant. Consisting of an emerald cut, it is the largest ring on this list of extravagant rings.
3. Catherine Zeta-Jones and A Beautiful Engagement Ring
Bringing up the list at 2 million dollars in cost is the engagement ring for Catherine Zeta-Jones. The ring is unique in that the diamond is set horizontally instead of vertically. In addition, it is a marquise cut at 10 Carats.
4. Jacqueline Kennedy’s Engagement Ring
At 1.5 million dollars and purchased in 1962, the engagement ring for Jacqueline Kennedy is a beautiful mix between marquis and emerald cut. With the emerald embedded in the diamond, the ring was chosen not by John F. Kennedy, but by his farther who chose the ring for him.
5. Angelina Jolie and a Unique Engagement Ring
Proposed to by Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring is about half a million dollars in price. A 15-carat ring, the emerald cut and thick band help this engagement ring stand out as a true marital extravagance.