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.
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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.