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Ring wars: The priciest celebrity engagement rings

With Ange, Jen, Blake and more flashing their engagement rings all over Hollywood, Scene reveals who's rocking the priciest (and most carat-packed!) rock…

  • By Gemma White, Editor, Scene magazine
  • Published: 12:32 October 23, 2012
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  • From left: Blake Lively, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway.

Blake Lively

Cost Dh7.2 million
Carats 12
The rock An oval-cut light pink diamond ring. “Ryan chose Lorraine Schwartz to help him find a flawless, light pink oval diamond,” said a spokesperson for the celeb-fave jeweller. “They worked together to design a custom setting in rose gold and pave diamonds with a nod to deco.” The proposal They’ve stayed tight-lipped on how Ryan popped the question, with the pair wowing the celeb world by sneaking off and getting married in private, but details of the  wedding have started leaking out. “[From] simple, elegant flowers to comfortable seating, she wanted the wedding to be very family- and friend-oriented, very private,” revealed wedding planner, Tara Guérard, last week. “It was in a barn, and it was really fun to take this rustic barn element and dress it up inside. It was really lovely, lots of candles, just like she has at home. She wanted it to feel just like she was at home.”

Jennifer Aniston

Cost Between Dh1.8-Dh3.6 million – experts are divided
Carats The mega rock has been estimated at anything from eight-18 carats
The rock An emeraldcut diamond with tapered baguettes dotting the sides. The proposal Justin proposed to Jen on his birthday on August 10, with Jen spilling, “I was impressed. I had no idea, and I had no idea what I wanted. He just knows what I like.” Adding that Justin “worked with the girls that I have worked with for years and years and years, so he kind of was picking the specialists’ brains. He kept it within a very small circle of people. It was one of the sneakiest jobs I’ve ever seen.”

Angelina Jolie

Cost Dh1.8 million
Carats 16 carats
The rock An emerald-cut diamond set in platinum. Ring designer, Robert Procop, who has worked with Brad and Ange on previous bespoke jewellery, spilled, “Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realised over a year-long collaboration. He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect. The side diamonds are specially cut to encircle her finger. Each diamond is of the highest gem quality.” The proposal “Angelina cried and smiled,” spilled a source of the big proposal. “Everyone hugged once she put [the ring] on. She went around and showed it to each of the kids.” And with Brad having revealed that the couple’s children had been nagging him for months to propose, Angelina spilled of their wedding plans, “They see movies that have the people getting married in the movies or somebody’s, you know, the happily ever  after. Shrek and Fiona are married.”

Jessica Biel

Cost Dh500,000
Carats Six carats
The rock “The scrolling rope-style sides provide a vintage element, but the blackened platinum gives this style a modern twist,” says jewellery expert Michael O’Connor of the radiantcut diamond. “I had no say whatsoever. I don’t micromanage,” said Jessica of Justin’s design plans for the ring. “He is fearless in his choices and has a real eye for design. And I’ll be honest, he has better taste than I do.” The proposal “It’s actually not anything I ever really thought was going to happen to me or that I really wanted,” spilled the A-Team actress of the proposal. “And when it happened, it just seemed… it just was right. It’s wonderful.” And JT is said to have popped the question during a festive trip to Jackson, Wyoming last Christmas, with a source revealing, “Justin knows how much she loves the mountains, so it was the perfect place. He knew it was the right time.”

Anne Hathaway

Cost Dh540,000
Carats Six carats
The rock Anne’s bit-part actor husband, Adam Shulman, already had experience of jewellery design with his James Banks line, and worked with Kwiat Diamond and Fine Jewellery to create the platinum and diamond ring. “He knew the fit himself,” said a company spokesperson. “He wanted something that would be perfect for Anne… he had a good sense of her style and he had a good sense of what he want to present.” The proposal Sneaking off to marry in Big Sur, California, on September 29, Adam had proposed 10 months earlier in November 2011 after three years of dating, but the pair have so far kept schtum on the details. Boo!

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