When you’re rich, famous, and beautiful, a proposal usually entails a ring with no less than six carats, and sometimes a few matching sparklers once the deal is sealed. Last week, pop-culture phenomenon and rapper Nicki Minaj confirmed her engagement via Instagram to beau Meek Mill, showing off her jaw-dropping, heart-shaped, yellow diamond ring. This got us thinking of all the other outrageous diamonds that have made headlines over the years, including the stunning 18-carat ring Jay-Z gave Beyoncé for their 2008 nuptials, valued at a cool AED 18.4 million. Who could forget the many rocks Jennifer Lopez managed to score over the years (anyone else miss the days of ‘Bennifer’?), or Kim K.’s visually assaulting set of emerald-cut diamonds from husband number two? Sigh. While the romance may have ended for some, these sparklers are everlasting.
Click through the gallery to see Savoir Flair’s edit of the most eye-catching and, in some cases, outrageous engagement rings ever.