Celebrities have given us a lifetime supply of engagement ring inspiration. In collaboration with ROX, we’ve rounded up some of the most influential and jaw-dropping celebrity engagement rings.
Elizabeth Taylor was married a total of eight times in her life and was used to receiving stunning engagement rings. Surprisingly, when Richard Burton originally proposed, it was with a necklace. After a while he upgraded from the necklace to a 33.19 carat Ascher cut engagement ring that cost $305,000 at the time. The ring recently sold for an incredible $8.8 million. He made sure the diamond was bigger than any diamond ring his new wife had previously received.
The famous actress who became a real-life princess, Grace Kelly’s fabulous emerald-cut diamond ring was actually a replacement. Her husband prince Rainier of Monaco made the swap after being inspired by the sparkle of other Hollywood stars at the time.
The ring Prince Philip gave the Queen was crafted using diamonds from his mother’s tiara. Speaking of royal engagements – one of the most recognisable engagement rings of all time has had two very high-profile owners. Originally purchased for Princess Diana by Prince Charles, the stunning sapphire and diamond ring was later presented to Kate Middleton by Prince William. He said this was his way of making sure his late mother didn’t miss out.
Although the marriage was short lived, the ring baseball star Joe DiMaggio gave Marilyn Monroe remains a classic – a simple platinum band set all the way around with 35 baguette-cut diamonds.
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