We all know that lasting relationships in Hollywood, are extremely rare. Name any celebrity power couple and chances are, they’ve already broken up, or rumoured to be headed for splitsville. Case in point: Brangelina (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, in case you’ve been living under a rock) — one of Tinseltown’s most enduring romances that gave us hope that maybe, just maybe, it would beat the odds and last forever. But now that the couple is in the midst of divorce proceedings, we’re already keeping a close watch on other prominent pairs (yes, Kim and Kanye, we’re looking at you).
Seeing how show business seems to be a popular burial ground for true love, we can’t help but feel sceptical whenever yet another famous personality shows off an engagement ring. In fact, this year has already witnessed many high-profile engaged pairs parting ways: Mariah Carey and James Packer, Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney, Iggy Azalea and Nick Young — the list goes on.
The bright side? Romance may die, but diamonds are forever. And when it comes to engagement rings, it almost seems that celebrities are constantly trying to one-up each other, which each jewel being more lavish and ostentatious than the one before it. Here are 10 celebrity engagement rings — which most of us plebeians would have to slog for a lifetime, strike the lottery, or sell our organs to afford. Now, who says money can’t buy happiness?