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The World's Most Extravagant Engagement Rings

THE WORLD'S MOST EXTRAVAGANT Engagement Rings Ever since 1477, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy with a ring of diamonds in the shape of an "M." engagement rings have been an opportunity to show one's love, as well as one's wealth. Here are the most extravagant throughout history: Top 11 Extravagant Rings THE GROOM 1 THE SIZE 9 THE CUT THE JEWELER THE COST NAPOLEON BONAPARTE Joséphine de Beauharnais 1796 SP I CARAT FOR EACH STONE $949,000 A BOTH STONES ARE PEAR SHAPED THE GREAT FRENCH RULER PROPOSED WITH A RING UNPRECEDENTED AT THE TIME. HOWEVER, THEY DIUORCED sooN AFTER BECAUSE SHE COULD NOT BEAR CHILDREN. NOT KNOWN Queen Elizabeth II PRINCE PHILIP O 1947 3 CARATS Ae SN/A ROUND BRILLIANT THE QUEEN'S RING WAS MADE OUT OF DIAMONDS FROM PRINCE PHILLIP's MOTHER'S ROYAL TIARA. PHILIP ANTOBUS PRINCE RAINIER III Grace Kelly 1956 A 10.4 CARATS $600,000 9 EMERALD PRINCE RAINIER PURCHASED HER THIS SECOND MUCH LARGER, ENGAGEMENT RING AFTER HE REALIZED THAT WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD FAVORED LARGE SOLITAIRES ON THEIR FINGERS. O CARTIER Jaequeline Kennedy JOHN F. KENNEDY 1962 2.88 CARAT DIAMOND & 2.84 CARAT EMERALD $1.5 Million PRINCESS MARQUIS & EMERALD CUT JFK ACTUALLY DIDN'T PICK OUT HIS FIANCÉE'S RING HIS FATHER, FAMOUSLY OPINIONATED, CHOSE FOR HIM. LORRAINE SCHWARTZ MICHAEL DOUGLAS Catherine Jeta-Jones 1990 P 18 CARATS $2 Million A MARQUISE CUT NOT ONLY UNIQUE DUE TO ITS PRICE, THE MARQUISE IS SET HORIZONTALLY, WHICH IS BÉAUTIFULLY RARE. O FRED LEIGHTON Heidi Klum SEAL O 2004 18 CARATS $150,000 OUAL CANARY SEAL MUST HAVE BEEN FEELING GENEROUS. HEIDI'S RING WEIGHS ALMOST 8.3 GRAMS. LORRAINE SCHWARTZ Melania Trump DONALD TRUMP 2005 A 12 CARATS $490,000 A EMERALD CUT HER RING IS FAMOUSLY REPORTED AS COSTING $2 MILLION, BUT WAS PURCHASED FOR A QUARTER OF THE PRICE. O GERRARD Beyonce Knowles JAY-2 O 2008 18 CARATS A $5 Million EMERALD CUT 9 IT'S AN 18-CARAT ENGAGEMENT RING, EASILY THE LARGEST ON THIS LIST. LORRAINE SCHWARTZ PRINCE WILLIAM Kate Middleton 2010 A 18 CARATS, 14 SMALL DIAMONDS $65,000 A OVAL SAPPHIRE THE PRINCE POPPED THE QUESTION WITH A FAMILY HEIRLOOM WORN BY PRINCESS DIANA, HIS LATE MOTHER, ON HER WEDDING DAY. O GERRARD Angelina Jolie BRAD PITT O 2012 15 CARATS A $500,000 EMERALD CUT BRAD PITT AND RING DESIGNER PROCOP SPENT A FULL YEAR DESIGNING THE RING FOR ANGELINA. ROBERT PROCOP KAYNE WEST Kim Kardashian | 2013 7-8 Million 15 CARATS 9 CUSHION CUT NOT ONLY DID KANYE BUY HER A FLAWLESS RING, HE ALSO RENTED OUT THE GIANTS' BASEBALL S AND HAD A PRIVATE ORCHESTRA PLAYING WHILE HE PROPOSED ON THE FIELD. L STADIUM O LORRAINE SCHWARTZ Allurez Diamonds & Fine Jewelry SOURCES: HTTP://ALSONJEWELERS.WORDPRESS.Com/2013/07/15/FAMOUS-ENGAGEMENT-RINGS-THROUGHOUT-HISTORY/ HTTP://WwW.HOLLYSCOOP.COM/BEYONCE/BLING-RING-18-MOST-EXPENSIVE-ENGAGEMENT-RINGS.HTML HTTP://WwW.DAILYMAIL.CO.UK/NEWWS/ARTICLE-2298792/GOLD-ENGAGEMENT-RING-NAPOLEON-PRESENTED-WIFE-SELLS-660-800.HTML HTTP://RINGSPOTTERS.COM/2012/11/ROYAL-ENGAGEMENT-RINGS.HTML HTTP://WwW.RD.Com/ADVICE/RELATIONSHIPS/THE-HISTORY-OF-ENGAGEMENT-RINGS/ HTTP://ORDEROFSPLENDOR.BLOGSPOT.Com/2012/84/QUEENS-TOP-10-DIAMONDS-5-HER-ENGAGEMENT.HTML HTTP://WWW.DNAINDIA.COM/ENTERTAIO MENT/REPORT-KIM-KARDASHIAN-S-ENGAGEMENT-RING-WORTH-8-MILLION-1988278 HTTP://0YMAG.COM/THECUT/2013/05/45-MOST-GORGEOUS-FAMOUS-GEMS-OF-ALL-TIME/

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