Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s engagement ring beaten by Grace Kelly’s £29m jewel


Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, 39, were given stunning engagement rings before they married into the Royal Family. While both jewels could fetch a fortune, Grace Kelly’s ring was worth much more, a study revealed.

The jewel was followed by Jackie Kennedy Onassis, whose ring from Aristotle Onassis was estimated to be worth £14,645,860, and Mariah Carey and her £8,167,645 diamond from James Packer.

While Kate and Meghan missed out on a spot in the top 10, their wedding rings were still given a huge valuation.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s sapphire and diamond ring from Prince William was valued at more than £400,000.

Meghan’s bespoke jewel from Prince Harry was given a hefty price tag of around £167,000.

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Most expensive celebrity rings

1. Grace Kelly – £29,260,241

2. Jackie Kennedy Onassis – £14,645,860

3. Mariah Carey – £8,167,645

4. Anna Kournikova – £5,603,799

5. Paris Hilton – £4,717,549

6. Beyoncé – £4,552,403

7. Vanessa Bryant – £4,261,504

8. Jennifer Lopez (from Marc Anthony) – £4,150,962

9. Jennifer Lopez (from Alex Rodriguez) – £3,833,832

10. Kim Kardashian – £3,365,929

Commenting on the ring, experts at jewellers Joshua James stated: “Kate’s engagement ring is incredibly famous, known for sparking a huge increase in sales of sapphire engagement rings back in 2010.

“It features a 12-carat oval sapphire set in 18k white gold, surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds.”

Meghan was given a trilogy ring designed by Prince Harry which featured diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection.

The piece was redesigned after their wedding and the gold band was replaced by a delicate diamond-studded band.



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