A lot of celebrities sport some pretty big rocks on their engagement rings, and with gorgeous lab-created diamonds from James Allen, it’s easier than you might think to mimic their looks. Since lab-created diamonds and gemstones offer all the same gorgeous glamour of a more traditional stone at a fraction of the cost, anyone who dreams of a rock so big they can check their reflection in it may be able to find just the thing with James Allen. And if you’re looking for some inspiration for that perfect ring with a colossal stone, check out some of the all-time biggest celebrity engagement rings:
Elizabeth Taylor’s engagement ring from Richard Burton could register for its own area code, that’s just how giant it was. Even more insane when you realize it was their second round of marriage to each other, the enormous 33.19-carat Asscher-cut Krupp diamond he proposed with is a showstopper. Few rings can compare to the size of Taylor’s flashy and fabulous ring, which she loved wearing every chance she got for the rest of her life.
It makes sense that Prince Rainier III would propose with a giant ring when he asked Grace Kelly to marry him. After all, the ring had to be fit for the future Princess of Monaco. Still, looking at the 10.47 carat stunner worth a cool $5.2 million at the time must have blinded anyone who set eyes on it. It’s a gorgeous emerald-cut ring with raised, beveled sides.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has an engagement ring that had once belonged to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana of Wales. It features an unbelievable 18-carat sapphire surrounded by 14-solitaire cut diamonds. This ring stands out because it doesn’t look like many other engagement rings. The giant sapphire is a nice touch, especially when set off by the halo of solitaire diamonds.
If you’ve ever seen the 35-carat engagement ring Mariah Carey received from her billionaire fiance James Packer, you’re probably wondering how she doesn’t fall over from the weight of it. The tragic part is that after they split, Carey sold the ring, worth more than $10 million, as a way to get rid of emotional package post-breakup. That means somewhere out there, this colossal emerald-cut ring is giving someone else carpal tunnel.
Enrique Iglesias seems like a romantic guy, but who knew he was romantic enough to give his wife Anna Kournikova not one but two giant engagement rings. The bigger of the two is an 11-carat pear-shaped pink diamond with diamonds on either side. It suits Kournikova well and makes quite a striking impression with the oversized pink stone. I guess Iglesias really did want to prove he can be her hero.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis
If you’ve ever wondered just what a 40-carat marquis-cut diamond looks like, then look no further than the jaw-dropping engagement ring Jacquelyn Kennedy received for her second marriage to Aristotle Onassis, a tycoon with clearly some very deep pockets. The craziest part is that the giant 40-carat chunk was cut from a 601-carat diamond, which is hard to even fathom. After Jackie O passed on, this ring reportedly sold for over 3 million dollars.
No matter what your favorite gal’s style, if you’re looking for an engagement ring that will appeal to the kind of woman who likes to really make a statement, consider finding the perfect James Allen ring inspired by one of these massive celebrity engagement rings. They may say that size doesn’t matter, but after looking at these stunning rocks, it sure seems like a big ring doesn’t hurt your chances of winning her heart.