When popping the question, the tradition used to be that a gentleman would spend between one and three monthâ€™s salary on an engagement ring for his soon-to-be fiancĂ©e. The women on this list were on the receiving end of some of the most expensive engagement rings in the world, given to them with love by their wealthy fiancĂ©s:
Although this engagement ring was neither custom made nor unique, it proved to be one of the most talked about engagement rings of the 20th century — especially after Dianaâ€™s son William used it to propose to his then-girlfriend, Kate Middleton. Originally priced at $42,000, the ring has since become a Royal heirloom valued at $140,000. Many people speculate that Lady Diana picked the blue sapphire ring because it reminded her of her motherâ€™s engagement ring. The ring, made by Garrard, also features 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding the sapphire, set on a white gold band.