KEY POINTS

  • Meghan Markle's fans were not happy after reports comparing the price of her engagement ring to that of Megan Fox's surfaced
  • The "Transformers" star's two-stone ring was estimated to have cost around $250,000 to $400,000
  • Markle's ring was said to have cost between $185,000 and $250,000

Meghan Markle's supporters jumped to her defense after speculation surfaced that Megan Fox's two-stone engagement ring cost more than the Duchess of Sussex's.

Fox recently got engaged to Machine Gun Kelly, who reportedly helped design the emerald and diamond engagement ring he gave the actress.

"I know tradition is one ring, but I designed it with Stephen Webster to be two: the emerald (her birthstone) and the diamond (my birthstone) set on two magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as two halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is our love," Kelly explained on Instagram.

Hello! published a report comparing the price of Fox's emerald and diamond engagement ring to that of the diamond ring Markle received from Prince Harry when the royal couple got engaged in 2017.

The "Transformers" star's two-stone ring was estimated to have cost around $250,000 to $350,000, the report said. Meanwhile, Markle's ring, which was reportedly designed by Prince Harry and features a three-carat cushion cut center diamond from Botswana, was said to be worth about $250,000, according to the report.

"Megan’s ring appears to be set in platinum, so she can rest assured that these stunning gemstones are secure. The pear-shaped emerald and diamond appear to be 5-6 carats each, set on a double platinum band with micro pave diamonds. I would guess the ring costs at least $250,000," said Jenny Luker, president of Platinum Guild International.

Other reports suggested that Fox's ring cost around £436,000 ($598,000), while Markle's is worth £134,500 ($184,000).

The comparisons of the two women's engagement rings sparked criticism on Twitter, with fans questioning why Markle and Fox were being linked when their only connection was that they were famous and shared the same first name, albeit with a different spelling.

"Weird flex but okay," tweeted Omid Scobie, co-author of a biography on Markle and Prince Harry titled "Finding Freedom," alongside a screenshot of an article with the headline: "Megan Fox's two engagement rings are worth more than Meghan Markle's."

"OK, but what does this have to do with Meghan Markle? The British media hate this woman so much they just drag her into anything. You lot are literally obsessed with her," another Twitter user wrote.

"No, because [what the f--k does] Meghan Markle [have to] do with Megan Fox's engagement??? The obsession the British media has with this woman is unhinged behavior," another commented.

"This is absurd. Is Meghan Markle the only woman presumably hated in the world that an engagement ring has to be used as an equal to her whole personality as a human? This is nonsensical," a fourth user wrote.

"Next headline: 'My dad is bigger than Meghan Markle's dad,'" Lorraine King joked.

Some took it as a compliment to the Duchess of Sussex. "She is the standard against which every other female is measured against. It’s a compliment really," one person wrote.

Fox announced her engagement to Kelly Wednesday by sharing a video of his proposal on Instagram. She said the pair sealed the union by drinking each other's blood.

Kathryn Money, senior vice president of merchandising and retail at Brilliant Earth, said in a statement to Insider she estimated that Fox's emerald and diamond engagement ring cost between $300,000 to $400,000 "depending on the quality and specific characteristics of the center and side stones."

Fox and Kelly first started dating in May 2020 after meeting on the set of the Randall Emmett-directed film "Midnight in the Switchgrass."

Meanwhile, Markle and Prince Harry got engaged in November 2017, just over a year after they initially went public with their relationship. They tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in May 2018 and went on to welcome two children, Archie, 2, and Lili, 7 months.

Meghan Markle won a ruling in February that Associated Newspapers had breached her privacy Meghan Markle won a ruling in February that Associated Newspapers had breached her privacy Photo: POOL via AFP / Jeremy Selwyn