f you haven’t noticed (maybe you don’t have Instagram?) everyone’s getting engaged, married, or having babies. (I, myself, just got engaged!) And because I’m now obsessing over all things marriage, I wanted to find out how much celebrities spend on rings for their fiancées.
The results? Probably more money than I’ll ever see in my lifetime! And surprisingly, Meghan Markle’s engagement ring is one of the least expensive of them all. From Kate Middleton’s oval sapphire stone to Melania Trump’s possibly discounted million-dollar rock, we rounded up some of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings. Can you guess which ring belongs to which celebrity?
ANSWER: JENNIFER LOPEZ
COST: MORE THAN $1 MILLION
Former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez proposed to J.Lo after two years of dating with a massive (!) ring estimated to cost over $1 million, according to Page Six. Some outlets are even reporting it could be worth up to $5 million. Jenny from the block has the rock!
ANSWER: PRINCESS EUGENIE
Princess Eugenie is another royal who recently go engaged. Her now-fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, got down on one knee in front of a volcano in Nicaragua when they were on vacation in January, just a few months after Prince Harry proposed to his now-wife. “The lake was so beautiful. The light was just a special light I had never seen,” the princess toldBBC News. The light was likely sparkling on her padparadscha sapphire rock, surrounded by diamonds.
ANSWER: TARAJI P. HENSON
The newly engaged celeb almost fainted when she saw the ring. NFL star Kelvin Hayden proposed to Henson on Mother’s Day this year. According to Brilliant Earth, the ring is a “classic solitaire set with a round brilliant diamond of approximately 3.5 carats.” The company estimates the cost of the ring to be anywhere between $70,000 and $80,000.
ANSWER: SARAH HYLAND
Bachelor Nation’s beloved Wells Adams set up a romantic proposal for the Modern Family star during a dreamy beach getaway, once again reminding us that Adams and Hyland’s super cute relationship is indeed one of the best gifts that fans of The Bachelor have ever received from this franchise.
Adams picked out a beautiful white oval cut ring to pop the big question, and in surprising plot twist, the ring is not from Neil Lane (the godfather of engagement rings in the Bachelor universe)—it’s a Lorraine Schwartz creation!
ANSWER: MEGHAN MARKLE
CARATS: 4 TO 4.5
When it came to Meghan’s engagement ring, Prince Harry designed the entire thing himself. The center diamond, estimated to be 3 carats, is from Botswana, one of the first places they went on a date, and the two surrounding diamonds, each between .5 and .75 carats, are ones from his late mother, Princess Diana’s collection.
And who could forget Harry’s sweet proposal to Meghan? The two were enjoying a romantic dinner date, cooking roast chicken when he got down on one knee and surprised her with the 3-carat sparkler.
ANSWER: KATE MIDDLETON
Prince William proposed to his longtime college sweetheart, Kate Middleton back in October 2010 while on an African safari near Mount Kenya. When he popped the question, he presented her with the 12-carat oval sapphire that’s surrounded by 14 diamonds. The ring originally belonged to his late mother, Princess Diana.
Though the ring was technically free to William because it was a family heirloom, it’s estimated to have cost his father, Prince Charles, $47,000 back in 1971. It’s value has since risen—the ring is now worth an estimated $500,000.
ANSWER: MELANIA TRUMP
COST: $1.5 MILLION
The current First Lady and President of the United States got engaged on the red carpet of the 2004 Met Gala. Donald Trump asked Melania Knavs to be his third wife with this 15-carat diamond ring, which he once said he got for a huge discount (which, why would you say that?!).
But the VP of Graff Diamonds—where he reportedly purchased the ring—released a statement that said Trump was given “no favors,” adding that “it was a pleasure doing business,” with him.