While very few moments can compare to the love of your life getting down on one knee and professing their undying love to you. We have to admit that receiving a shiny diamond ring to sweeten the offer is a close second. But when it comes to picking out an engagement ring, there are some sacrifices couples must make to ensure the ring matches their taste without completely blowing the wedding budget. For example, carat size might be compromised for a clear, high-quality rock.
But with connections and funds as far as the eye can see, celebrities spare no expense when getting engaged. In fact, the rich and famous’s engagement rings are downright outrageous. For your viewing — OK, and lusting — pleasure, we’ve rounded up the 12 most extravagant celebrity engagement rings of all time.
1. Kim Kardashian West’s Lorraine Schwartz
Say what you will about Kanye and Kim Kardashian West, but the couple seems to stick by each other’s sides through the good and the bad. Between wardrobe overhauls, luxurious vacations, and a multi-day wedding ceremony in France, it’s also safe to say the couple spares no expense when showering each other with love and praise. And then there’s the engagement ring Yeezy presented to the social media mogul back in 2013.
Clocking in at 15 carats, The Huffington Post reports the ring is roughly 10.7 to 15 times larger than the average American woman’s engagement ring. If you read that last sentence without flinching, try this on for size: Kanye recently replaced the original ring with a 20-carat sparkler. Wow. Unfortunately, engagement ring 2.0 was the same rock that was stolen during Kardashian West’s traumatic Parisian heist back in 2016.