Celebrities who spent the most on their engagement rings


Rumour has it that Adele and Rich Paul are engaged, with the couple said to be planning a summer wedding.

The singer, 34, and her sports agent beau, 41, went public with their relationship two years ago but have kept many details of their romance under wraps.

While she has yet to address the reports, Adele has fuelled the story after she wore a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger at her latest Las Vegas show.

While Adele’s sparkler is said to be worth half a million the likes of Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Paris Hilton’s expensive rings rack up to a combined total of almost £20m. 

Now we take a look at the couples who splashed the most cash on their engagement, even if the marriages didn’t go quite as planned! 

Couple: Rumours suggest the most recent star to join the future ‘I do’ crew is Adele and partner Rich Paul

Adele’s 8cts diamond ring 

Adele is reportedly engaged to boyfriend Rich Paul.

And it appears it cost him a pretty penny as the diamond ring Adele has been wearing is allegedly worth over half a million pounds.

The singer, 34, and her sports agent beau, 41, are said to be planning a summer wedding, two years after going public with their relationship.

Alexandra Michell, Gemologist Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4 ’s Posh Pawn revealed that Adele’s ring could be worth a huge chunk of change.

She said: ‘Adele is rocking an approx. 8cts pear cut diamond on a fine platinum band and simple 4 claw setting.

‘The band itself is pave set with small round brilliants either side of the centre stone. A beautiful design where the pear shape stone diamond really stands out.

‘If this 8cts stone is D colour and IF clarity grade, the price tag would easily top over half a million pounds.’

The happy news was revealed by online gossip site Deux Moi , who said that the claims had come from a ‘very reliable source’.

Fueling the fresh reports, Adele could be seen wearing a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger at her latest Las Vegas show over the weekend.

The Easy On Me hitmaker has been wearing the sparkler since as early as last February, when she debuted the ring at the BRIT Awards in 2022.

While this suggests the couple have been engaged for at least a year, they have never officially confirmed that they are set to tie the knot.

Engagement: It appears it cost him a pretty penny as the diamond ring Adele has been wearing is allegedly worth over half a million pounds

Engagement: It appears it cost him a pretty penny as the diamond ring Adele has been wearing is allegedly worth over half a million pounds

Debut: The Easy On Me hitmaker has been wearing the sparkler since as early as last February, when she debuted the ring at the BRIT Awards in 2022

Debut: The Easy On Me hitmaker has been wearing the sparkler since as early as last February, when she debuted the ring at the BRIT Awards in 2022

Mariah Carey’s £9million ring

Australian billionaire James Packer and pop superstar Mariah Carey called it quits in late 2016 after a whirlwind romance.

And the engagement ring the casino mogul, 54, gave to the Without You singer, 52, has been named the most expensive celebrity jewel of all time.

The 35-carat diamond ring cost James a whopping £9million at the time he popped the question, according to DC Jewellery.

The ring also generated a total of 62,760 Google searches, research shows.

One of Mariah’s business managers is said to have ‘quietly’ sold the ring to an LA jeweller for £1.7million in 2018, the New York Post reported.

Her publicist told Page Six at the time: ‘Mariah has been very vocal recently about her choice to move forward in her life surrounded by positivity.

‘That requires leaving emotional and material baggage behind, including an old engagement ring from an ex-boyfriend.’

A source added that ‘a confidentiality agreement was signed’ between Mariah and the jeweller, meaning details of the ring’s sale may never be confirmed.

‘Mariah Carey’s public relations people are desperately trying to keep the story from the press, and have threatened the jeweller with litigation if he discloses her name,’ the insider said.

The New York Post also quoted a source ‘from Carey’s camp’ who disputed the ring’s alleged £8.3million price tag.

They also insisted at the time that Mariah was not selling the ring because she was experiencing financial difficulties – highlighting her ‘multiple homes’, extensive music catalogue and ‘successful tours and residencies’.

Mariah got engaged to James, a Sydney-born casino mogul, in January 2016 after a whirlwind romance of less than a year.

But in October 2016, it emerged they had separated amid rumours twice-married James had ‘reservations’ about Mariah’s reality TV career.

The wealthy businessman later told The Australian newspaper their short-lived relationship was a ‘mistake’ for them both.

Mariah has had two other engagements during her rise to fame. In 2008, she was engaged to Nick Cannon who dropped an impressive £2m on a ring, whilst in 1993 she was engaged to Tommy Mottola who splurged almost £500k. 

Ex: Australian billionaire James Packer and pop superstar Mariah Carey called it quits in late 2016 after a whirlwind romance - but the engagement ring has been named the most expensive celebrity jewel of all time

Ex: Australian billionaire James Packer and pop superstar Mariah Carey called it quits in late 2016 after a whirlwind romance – but the engagement ring has been named the most expensive celebrity jewel of all time

Wow! The 35-carat diamond ring cost James a whopping £9million at the time he popped the question, according to DC Jewellery

Wow! The 35-carat diamond ring cost James a whopping £9million at the time he popped the question, according to DC Jewellery

Jennifer Lopez’s sparklers

JLo has had six engagements, with her second most expensive ring coming from her most recent marriage with Ben Affleck, priced between £4-6m.

The couple tied the knot in July last year but were previously engaged in 2002, splitting two years later. 

They managed to rekindle their relationship in 2021, whilst Affleck reportedly proposed to the singer as she took a bubble bath. 

Ben had trouble topping the last engagement ring he bought her, as the show-stopping piece from Harry Winston is now worth an estimated £10million. 

When Ben first asked JLo to marry him in 2002, he gave her a 6.1-carat pink diamond in a radiant cut that cost a reported £1million — and it turned out to be quite the investment.

Not only is the couple back together, but the ring is also believed to be worth ten times more than it was nearly two decades ago as the price of the rare coloured diamond has soared.

H&T Pawnbrokers expertly values the much-talked-about ring at nearly £10million, with over a 1,069 percent sale increase since the early 2000s, PopSugar reported. 

It’s unclear if Jennifer still has the ring from 2002, but her former publicist Rob Shuter doesn’t think she ever gave the sparkler back to her former fiancé.

‘As far as I know, Jen has never returned the ring!’ he told Access Daily. ‘So if things move forward with these two, gosh she’s already got the most beautiful ring I’ve seen. It’s absolutely stunning.’

Couple: JLo has had six engagements, with her second most expensive ring coming from her most recent marriage with Ben Affleck, priced between £4-6m

Couple: JLo has had six engagements, with her second most expensive ring coming from her most recent marriage with Ben Affleck, priced between £4-6m

Bling: Ben had trouble topping the last engagement ring he bought her, as the show-stopping piece from Harry Winston is now worth an estimated £10million

Bling: Ben had trouble topping the last engagement ring he bought her, as the show-stopping piece from Harry Winston is now worth an estimated £10million

Paris Hilton’s £1.6million ring

Paris Hilton received major bling for her 40th birthday in the form of a massive engagement ring – worth £1.6million.

Boyfriend of just over one year, Carter Reum, got down on one knee on a private island on Saturday to ask the DJ to be his wife; the news was shared on Wednesday morning.

The blonde beauty shared images of her left hand to show off her shining emerald cut engagement ring by Jean Dousset, the great-great grandson of iconic jeweler Louis Cartier.

‘My love went above and beyond in every way. He tapped Jean Dousset, the great-great grandson of Louis-Francois Cartier, to design a breathtakingly beautiful ring that appears lit from within,’ she wrote on her website to describe the stunning new bauble.

Paris posted a video revealing how the custom ring – called Paris – came together, which she also shared on her website ParisHilton.com.

A designer is seen drawing and painting the massive diamond rock and silver band to ensure every detail is correct.

The dazzling piece features two trapezoidal stones flanking the center diamond as well as dozens of smaller stones throughout the intricate setting.

Paris’ latest piece of jewelry looks to be at least 10 carats, with a price point running well over two million dollars, Kathryn Money, Brilliant Earth’s SVP of Merchandising & Retail Expansion told DailyMail.com.

‘Paris’ stunning ring appears to feature a 15-20 carat emerald cut diamond, framed by two trapezoid or trillion shaped accent diamonds and set on a delicate white gold or platinum band,’ she said. 

Loved-up: Paris Hilton received major bling for her 40th birthday from Carter Reum in the form of a massive engagement ring - worth £1.6million

Loved-up: Paris Hilton received major bling for her 40th birthday from Carter Reum in the form of a massive engagement ring – worth £1.6million

Wow: The blonde beauty shared images of her left hand to show off her shining emerald cut engagement ring by Jean Dousset, the great-great grandson of iconic jeweler Louis Cartier

Wow: The blonde beauty shared images of her left hand to show off her shining emerald cut engagement ring by Jean Dousset, the great-great grandson of iconic jeweler Louis Cartier 

Kim Kardashian’s £1.6million rock

When Kris Humphries popped the question after a whirlwind six-month romance with Kim Kardashian, the ring was said to cost £1.6million. 

It is made up of a 16.21-carat rectangular cut diamond which is then flanked by a 1.80-carat diamond on either side.

All told, that adds up to just under 20-carats which is very close to the descriptions of Kardashian’s ring, as it was said to be just over 20-carats.

And it appears Kris Humphries has struck a deal to auction off the engagement ring that he gave to Kim Kardashian during their ill-fated romance, MailOnline has learned.

The NBA star is said to be selling the Lorraine Schwartz ring that he gave to Kardashian at an upcoming Christie’s auction in New York.

The ring is expected to sell for between $300,000 and $500,000- which is less than a quarter of the price that the ring was said to have cost originally.

The couple were only married for 72 days in 2011 before filing for divorce.

Showing off: When Kris Humphries popped the question after a whirlwind six-month romance with Kim Kardashian, the ring was said to cost £1.6million

Showing off: When Kris Humphries popped the question after a whirlwind six-month romance with Kim Kardashian, the ring was said to cost £1.6million

Stunning: It is made up of a 16.21-carat rectangular cut diamond which is then flanked by a 1.80-carat diamond on either side

Stunning: It is made up of a 16.21-carat rectangular cut diamond which is then flanked by a 1.80-carat diamond on either side

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