The World’s Most Expensive Antique Engagement Rings

It is no surprise that the world’s most expensive antique engagement rings come from well known names and celebrities.  These bold rings range in value from $137,200 to $8.8 million.  The look of these exquisite rings cannot be replicated.  Some have been handed down through generations and others sold at auction.

Princess Diana and Princess Kate



Coming in at $137,200, this is the ring that was originally given to Princess Diana.  It is now worn by Kate Middleton and is a beautiful blue 18-carat sapphire and white diamond ring.

Catherine Zeta Jones



A gorgeous vintage, marquis shaped, 10 carat diamond was given to Catherine Zeta Jones by Michael Douglas.  The ring has 28 smaller stones centered around a larger diamond and is valued at $2.5 million.

Jackie Onassis

A very special engagement ring was given to Jacqueline by Aristotle Onassis.  The ring is valued at $2.6 million and was worn only twice.  The 40.42-carat Lesotho III diamond ring spent most of the time locked in a bank vault.

Grace Kelly



Prince Rainier gave Grace Kelly a gorgeous 10.47 emerald-cut diamond ring from Cartier.  The center diamond was between two diamond baguettes and it is currently valued at $4.06 million.

Elizabeth Taylor



The title of the most expensive engagement ring goes to Elizabeth Taylor.  Richard Burton gave her the 33.19 caret type IIa certified diamond.  This indicates that the diamond is exceptional, chemically pure, and has the highest clarity.  The diamond itself is an Asscher-cut and has a large cutlet facet.  This ring tops all of the charts at $8.8 million.

These celebrity engagement rings top the charts as the world’s most expensive antique engagement rings.  These exquisite engagement rings are works of art and are sure to be appreciated by collectors for years to come.  If you are a collector, you might want to visit our article on which stunning jewels have held their value over time.  Now tell us which of these amazing rings is your favorite?

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The World’s Most Expensive Antique Engagement Rings