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2010 Top 10 Most Expensive Engagement Rings In The World

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Probably not, but here is a list of some of the worlds most expensive engagement rings for your viewing pleasure.

Number 10.

Blue sapphire engagement ring

Blue bloods prefer blue sapphire — or at least Prince Charles did when he proposed to Lady Diana Spencer with an 18-carat oval sapphire engagement ring. The blue bauble didn’t mean lasting love for those royals, but don’t count blue sapphire out just yet. Check out this three-stone sapphire-and-diamond ring from House of Taylor.

The piece features 8.28 carats of Ceylon sapphires and more than 2 carats of diamonds for a price of $49,500.

Number 9.

Diamond and ruby engagement ring

Diamonds may be the conventional choice for most engagement ring buyers, but since when do millionaires heed convention? Grunge rocker Kurt Cobain gave fellow rocker Courtney Love a 5-carat diamond-and-ruby engagement ring. Unfortunately for Love, the ring was stolen on Valentine’s Day in 1995. Hopefully, prospective buyers of this three-stone oval ruby-and-diamond ring from House of Taylor will have better luck — and some insurance.

The piece, which features 12.48-carat Burmese rubies, sells for $63,600.

Number 8.

Emerald engagement ring

If this ring doesn’t make you green with envy I’m not sure what will. This House of Taylor three-stone emerald-and-diamond engagement ring features 6.84 carats of Columbian emeralds and more than 2 carats of diamonds, all set in 18-carat white gold.

It sells for $93,600.

Number 7.

Yellow diamond engagement ring

For the thrifty millionaire looking for yellow-diamond chic, this 6.10-carat fancy yellow diamond engagement ring from Ross-Simons may do the trick. The ring features a rectangular diamond flanked by two trapezoidal 1.35-carat diamonds as well as 0.35-carat surrounding diamonds.

It sells for $100,000.

Number 6.

Platinum yellow diamond rings.

This yellow diamond is anything but mellow. Baseball star Johnny Damon and actors Charlie Sheen and Eddie Murphy have all paired their marriage proposals with yellow diamond engagement rings.

This De Beers 5.11-carat radiant cut ring, set in platinum, costs $400,000.

Number 5.

Square diamond engagement ring

The original Asscher Cut diamond was first developed in 1902, but the design hasn’t languished in the annals of history. Famous Asscher fans include Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, who reportedly wore a 4-carat Asscher Cut stone on her ring finger while married to actor Ryan Phillipe. But why settle for 4 carats?

This 10.19-carat Asscher engagement ring from De Beers is set in platinum and sells for $520,000.

Number 4.

Secret Kiss Pink diamond engagement ring

Soccer star David Beckham kicked a goal into the heart of wife and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham with an appropriately posh pink diamond engagement ring.  Are you thinking pink, too? Check out this Secret Kiss of the Rose Ring from De Beers. The piece features 4.15-carat rose-cut white diamonds and a 0.8-carat pink diamond, set in platinum.

Just try not to turn pink from the price: $525,000.

Number 3.

Platinum set diamond engagement ring

This platinum-set diamond engagement ring is from the Elizabeth Collection of House of Taylor Jewelry, a Los Angeles-based international jewelry company whose principal shareholders include movie legend Elizabeth Taylor. The 5.98-carat oval-cut diamond in its center is “internally flawless” and surrounded by 3.96 carats of round brilliant diamonds in a floral design. Of course, star power doesn’t come cheap.

This ring will cost you a cool $1.3 million.

Number 2

Tiffany oval diamond engagement ring

Whether you prefer round extravagance or a more angular glamour, Tiffany has you covered. On the left is the famed jeweler’s oval diamond micromelee split shank ring. Both rings are set in platinum.

The 14.79-carat creation retails at $1.465 million. On the right, you’ll find Tiffany’s 12.03-carat cushion diamond ring, which sells for $800,000.

And the winner is: Number 1.

De Beers Diamond Engagement ring

The rock atop this De Beers platinum engagement ring gets a D — as in D-color, the most desirable grade on the diamond color scale. With its round and flawless stone, this De Beers piece weighs just a little more than 9 carats, but if you buy it your wallet might weigh considerably less.

The ring’s price is set at $1.83 million.

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Best Guide How To Choose Unique Engagement Rings

One thing that you take as steady is that you should offer your partner a diamond engagement ring. A diamond ring can be shopped easily when it comes to finding it. However, to decide on jewelry cleaner for diamond rings you need to retain some points in mind.
The first thing to do when you are planning to buy diamond rings is to know the ring size of the partner. There are many young couples that together look for diamond engagement rings. Diamond rings are available in a variety of costs. Choose the diamond kind
The most common diamond engagement rings have colorless diamonds on them.
However, many modern couples are now looking at colored diamond rings as an option. Diamond is naturally colorless. Colored diamonds are more expensive compared to colorless diamonds and you need to choose the 1 you want. The shape from the diamond is also essential.
Choose the ring kind.
Diamond engagement rings look best if the diamond is set upon white or platnium or platinum.
Buy online
Once you have decided, browse the different diamond engagement rings online and choose the best ring for your partner. It’s not uncommon that couple will choose diamond engagement rings simply because diamonds stand for chastity and strength. Nevertheless, sapphires, rubies & other precious stones can create a very distinctive unique engagement ring. You could have the option to purchase just the ring increasing and design your own diamond ring or design your personalized engagement ring with your family’s treasure gemstones.
  1. A single diamond ring: This type of rings is a good alternative when you’re unsure of design. Your partner can even pick the ring’s frame afterwards.
  2. Just one diamond ring with decoration: These rings are characterized by a primary stone, usually a stone, surrounded by small gem stones such as diamonds, normally and rubies.
  3. Three stones diamond rings: These rings are also known as past-present-future rings or rings trilogy and have three vivid round cut engagement rings representing the past, the present and the future of the partnership.
Choosing the stone you love.
When you purchase a diamond ring, think of choosing top quality over size & choose the most beautiful selection of unique engagement rings you really can afford. The jewellery industry uses 4 Gemstones to evaluate each diamond’s quality: Cut, carat weight, clarity & color.
Observe the cut and also diamond shape.
The diamond’s cut determines how well a diamond reflects light to show off all of the brightness. Choosing the diamond carat weight
Diamond size is measured by carat weight. Look for Diamond clarity.
Determine what color associated with diamond you want.
Without color diamonds D, At the & F generally tend to be more valuable than nearly colourless diamonds (scale G, H & J). Coloured diamonds are well-known amongst celebrities who choose to wear this type of rings. Avoid conflict gemstones
Conflict diamonds, gemstones sold to support wars, come mainly coming from Angola, Sierra Leone & the Democratic Republic of Congo.