World's Most Expensive Celebrity Engagement Rings

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  • Socialite Paris Hilton is seen with her engagement ring on her finger during an autograph session in ...
    Paris Hilton, the American socialite and great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton hotel chain) received a 24 carat diamond ring from her then boyfriend and Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis. The ring was estimated at $4.7 million. Diamonds are forever. Unfortunately the love affair between the two Parises did not last forever - the couple split in September 2005 or five months after it was announced that Latsis was Hilton's fiancé. While Latsis has moved onto Nikki Reed, Hilton went on to date another Greek shipping heir, Stavros Niarchos III, followed by Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden, The Hills star Doug Reinhardt and Las Vegas-based nightclub entrepreneur Cy Waits.  The net worth of the Latsis family is estimated at $7.5 billion, according to Forbes. The Hilton family's net worth is estimated at $2.4 billion. REUTERS
  • Cast member Vanderpump at Bravo's premiere party for "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in Los Angeles
    Lisa Vanderpump, the star of American reality series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been married to Ken Todd for twenty-nine years. The couple owns over 26 restaurants, including the celebrity hot spot Villa Blanca, which is known as the sexiest restaurant in Beverly Hills. Vanderpump, who has acted in television series and films like A Touch of Class (film), The Wildcats of St Trinian's, Silk Stalkings, and Baywatch Nights, was recently spotted sporting a 20 carat rock, which she claims was given by her husband once they became wealthy. Wow! If twenty-nine years of marriage can get Vanderpump a 20 carat bauble, we wonder what she will get on their fiftieth wedding anniversary?  REUTERS
  • Donald Trump and his wife Melania pose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion in New York
    Slovenian model Melania Trump is the wife of New York-based real estate tycoon Donald Trump. Before they got married on January 22, 2005, Donald presented Melania with a diamond ring that weighed 14-16 carats.  For the wedding, Melania wore a $200,000 dress made by the house of Christian Dior. On March 20, 2006, she gave birth to Donald's fifth child - a baby boy called Barron William Trump. Melania may have to give up her dreams of becoming the First Lady but being the wife of Donald Trump sure has its perks.  REUTERS
  • 10. Khloe Kardashian
    Khloe Kardashian, the younger sister of reality television star Kim Kardashian, is an American television personality, radio host, entrepreneur and model. Khloe became engaged to Los Angeles Lakers NBA star Lamar Odom in September 2009 and the couple got married on September 27, 2009. The 12.5 carat rock gifted to Khloe by Lamar reportedly cost him $850,000. Phew!    REUTERS
  • Singer Beyonce Knowles arrives at Golden Globes
    Beyonce Knowles is perhaps the most famous American R&B singer. As the lead singer of the famous R&B girl group Destiny's Child, Beyonce made her name and in 2003, she released her debut solo album Dangerously in Love, which helped her earn a then record-tying five Grammy Awards. However, that wasn't enough for Beyonce. In 2008, her third solo album I Am... Sasha Fierce, which included the anthemic "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It), won her six Grammys at the 52nd Grammy Awards, breaking the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. Beyonce also is a successful actress, having performed in the hit film Dreamgirls (2006). REUTERS
  • Kim Kardashian arrives at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
    Reality star Kim Kardashian received the biggest surprise of her life earlier this month when her boyfriend and New Jersey Nets star Kris Humphries went down on his knees and proposed to her. A "Yes" from Kim made her the owner of a 20.5 carat engagement ring. The ring has been designed by Lorraine Schwartz and features a 16.5-carat emerald-cut center stone flanked by two 2-carat trapezoids. It is estimated to be worth $2 million. Kris has also called her his "perfect godly woman." Kim is sure one lucky girl! REUTERS
  • Singer Janet Jackson watches a tribute to tennis pioneer Althea Gibson at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York
    Janet Jackson, American recording artist, singer and sister of deceased pop icon Michael Jackson, had received a 20 carat diamond ring from record producer Jermaine Dupre who she was dating in 2004. The multi-Grammy award winning Jackson, once ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the richest women in entertainment, broke up with Dupre in 2009, the same year her brother Michael Jackson died. REUTERS
  • US singer Mariah Carey poses during a photocall in Munich
    Mariah Carey, American R&B/pop singer-songwriter, record producer and actress, met actor-comedian-rapper-record producer Nick Cannon during a shooting of Carey's music video for her second single "Bye Bye" on a private island off the coast of Antigua. Later Nick proposed the multi-Grammy award winner with a $2.5 million 17 carat diamond ring. One couldn't make out what dazzled more - the square emerald-cut pink center diamond that is surrounded by 58 intense pink diamonds and two half-moon diamonds on each side or Mariah's smile when she said "Yes." The couple married on April 30, 2008.   REUTERS
  • Reality star Nicole Richie waves to photographers on red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood
    American fashion designer and television star Nicole Richie is the daughter of soul singer Lionel Richie. Nicole, who is best known for her role in the Fox reality television series The Simple Life which ran for four seasons, received a humongous 4-carat sparkler from Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden before they got married on December 11, 2010.   The ring, which has a round brilliant center stone surrounded by smaller diamonds, reportedly costs an estimated $200,000. REUTERS
  • Hilary Duff
    The Lizzie McGuire Movie star Hillary Duff reportedly received a 14 carat rock from Canadian NHL player Mike Comrie after they began dating in 2007. On February 19, 2010 the couple announced their engagement and on August 14 of the same year they got married. The engagement ring reportedly cost a cool $1 million. REUTERS
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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian recently got engaged to New Jersey Nets NBA star Kris Humphries, who gave her a 20.5 carat rock, which presumably cost at least $2 million or almost half the price of Kim's Beverly Hills pad.

Yessir! There are rings, and then there are rocks. Heavy and expensive ones. It pays to be rich and beautiful, and, yes, it's even better if your boyfriend or fiance is.

Click on the slideshow to see some of the most expensive engagement rings received by female celebrities from their boyfriends and fiances.

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