YOUR Facebook friends aren’t the only ones flaunting their engagement rings after Christmas according to The Sun. Mariah Carey is the latest celeb to add some sparkle to her ring finger.
Her spokesman has just confirmed that the singer is engaged to Australian billionaire, James Packer, after she was pictured sporting a HUGE diamond in New York last night – esteimated to be worth (just) £5.25m. But when it comes to the price tag and size, where does Mariah’s ring rank amongst the other A-list rocks?
From Beyonce to the Duchess of Cambridge, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best…
1. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
All eyes were on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the Golden Globes – and it wasn’t down to that incredible gold Atelier Versace gown. The British model and actress chose the star-studded film awards to show off her new accessory, a 5-carat diamond engagement ring from boyfriend of five years – and now fiance – actor, Jason Statham. The price tag? A cool $350,000 apparently. What a rock!
2. Amal Clooney
If nabbing the most eligible batchelor in the world wasn’t enough, Amal’s gift from hubby-to-be George Clooney was a £450,000 platinum, emerald-cut diamond ring. Jealous, us?
3. Kim Kardashian
Lorraine Schwartz is Hollywood’s go-to jeweller for seriously impressive engagement rings. Kim Kardashian couldn’t stop smiling after Kayne West surprised her with the celebrity jeweller’s jawdropping 15-carat diamond ring in October 2013. We’re not surprised, the ring set Kayne back £5.2m. Phew!
4. Angelina Jolie
Romantic and gorgeous? Some girls get all the luck! Brad Pitt wanted to make sure Ange was wearing the very best, so he designed her stunning diamond ring before popping the question. Aww.
5. The Duchess of Cambridge
14 round diamonds, a 12-carat oval sapphire and a whole lot of royal history – engagement rings don’t sparkle much brighter than Kate Middleton’s, which was once worn by Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana. It was purchased for the late Princess of Wales for £28,000 in 1981 but has since skyrocketed in value to £300,000.
Jay-Z apparently splashed $5 million on Beyonce’s engagement bling from Lorraine Schwartz in 2008. Only the best for Queen Bey.
7. Elizabeth Taylor
When you’re a Hollywood superstar, eight husbands (one married twice) means eight incredible engagement rings. But, do we pick the $10,000 4-carat diamond platinum ring from Paris Hilton’s great uncle, Conrad, third husband, Mike Todd’s emerald cut Cartier gem or Richard Burton’s anniversary gift, the Elizabeth Taylor diamond which boasted 33 carats and went for £5.8 million at auction in 2011? Like Elizabeth, we’ll take one of each!