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We don't really consider ourselves to be the traditional-engagement-ring-sporting crew. In fact, some of us dream about walk-in closets, statement shoes, and exotic vacations to Fiji way before we think about putting a rock on our finger. But, these 10 ladies ahead are on another level. Like, the ice-rink-on-your-ring-finger level.
According to a study by Finances Online, the 10 most expensive engagement rings in the world do belong to royalty, but they're more of the Hollywood variety than actual kings and queens. The personal-finance website rounded up a list of the biggest, most blinding diamonds, and the rundown features some surprises. For instance, Jackie O only wore her 40-karat, South African-diamond ring twice before storing it away for safekeeping, And, while the duchess of Cambridge makes the ranks, she's all the way at number 10 — not that we're scoffing at a $137,200 sapphire, of course. Natually, it was Elizabeth Taylor who takes the (wedding) cake with her 33.19-karat Asscher-cut Krupp given to her by Richard Burton.
Put on some shades if you plan to click over to see the diamond-studded list in its entirety. And, if you prefer a close-up, jump ahead to see some of the ladies with their most extravagant accessory on hand.