Be warned, there are some extreme price tags attached to the rings below, but then that only goes to prove that whoever you are and however famous, when it comes to engagement rings, insurance is the most important thing to have, aside from a beautiful woman to give it to. [/intro]
The top 10 celebrity engagement ring list below offers a glimpse of what is possible in the world of diamonds and precious stones when money is no object and there are literally no limits. Some have made it onto this list due to A-list status, others due to the unusual choice of stone or setting and a few because of the astronomical cost. Whatever the reason, they are all beautiful rings that have inspired jewellers around the globe, who then in turn design the rings for us mere mortals – Enjoy!
- Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise
Art deco inspired, 5 carat oval-shaped diamond set in platinum and rose gold featuring a large centre stone bedded in a pave setting.
- Beyonce Knowles & Jay-Z
18-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond, estimated at $5 million.
- Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake
18-karat white gold and black rhodium creation by Leor Yerushalmi. A square hearts and arrows diamond sits at the centre surrounded by diamonds and one aquamarine on each side.
- Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux
Estimated at 8-9 carats and worth $500,000, the ring was designed by one of Jennifer’s long time friends.
- Kate Hudson & Matthew Bellamy
Platinum-set ring with an emerald-cut diamond and tapered baguettes on the side. Thought to be 9 carats and worth $200,000.
- Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth
Simple yet stunning 4 carat Ashoka cut diamond ring set on a pave diamond-and-platinum band, by jeweller William Goldberg.
- Halle Berry & Robert Maclo
4 carat bright green emerald on a pure gold band. Designed by jeweller Oliver Martinez it features etched symbols only meaningful to the couple themselves.
- Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
10 carat diamond set in a ring designed by Brad Pitt personally with the help of jeweller Robert Procop. The diamond alone was rumoured to be worth $1million.
- Mariah Carey & Jacob Arabo
10 carat emerald-cut diamond particularly notable for being the singers favourite colour – pink!
- Victoria Adams & David Beckham
Why have one when you can have at least 5? Since their engagement in 1998 Victoria has been seen wearing a varied collection of engagement rings including:
- 3 carat marquis cut diamond on a yellow gold band
- 19 carat emerald cut on diamond set band
- Blue sapphire held in 18 carat white gold
- Emerald engagement ring
- Pear shaped diamond engagement ring
In the case of the Beckham’s 5 engagement rings may seem a little excessive, however perhaps if you lose 1 you still have another 4 to choose from whilst the insurance claim is processed. There is also the hope that David Beckham took advantage of insuring all 5 within the one policy, similar to inclusion on a high value home and contents policy which is one option for most of us.
Beyonce and Jay-Z have a particularly unique way of combating the risks associated with a $5million ring and that is to wear a replica worth a mere, $5,000. The fact that they are willing to pay more for a fake than many people spend on the actual ring, is proof that it is just as easy for a celebrity to lose one of these incredible rings as it is to lose or damage any engagement ring. In a world of risk; accidental damage, loss and theft, whether a ring is worth $500 or $5million, insurance is no laughing matter.
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