One of the most exciting things about being proposed to is the engagement ring that comes with it.
While some people are turning to alternative methods to show their eternal love for their partner, in my opinion, nothing beats having a gorgeous rock on your finger. When one of my closest friends was about to proposal to his girlfriend, he consulted me on what kind of band his true love would like.
After flipping through magazines and visiting several jewelry stores, he finally picked the perfect one and she couldn't have been more overjoyed.
But, through this experience, I was amazed to learn how many styles are out there, and the incredible range of cost.
When I went home to do some research myself, I was astonished to see how much money the average joe would spend on an engagement ring, and even more floored when I learned the prices of our favorite celebrity's jewels.
If you're prepared to be blown away, here are 15 celebrities with the most expensive engagement rings.
15. Gisele Bundchen - $150,000
It seems like a millennium ago that football superstar Tom Brady proposed to the beautiful Gisele Bundchen. But what seems even longer is how much we were in awe of her engagement ring.
With a ring valued at $150,000, Brady popped the question in January 2009 with a brilliant solitaire 4-carat diamond.
According to New York Daily News, Brady asked the most important question of his life in front of Bundchen's parents, on a private flight "decked out with white roses and champagne."
That same year, Bunchen boasted about her man in an interview with Harper's Bazaar, making it clear why the couple has stood the test of time.
"Tom is a good guy," she continues tentatively. "He has a very pure heart. He's very naive, almost like a child. That is my favorite quality about him. One thing that I thought was so amazing when I first met him is that he is innocent. He sees the world with colored glasses," Bundchen said.
"It's beautiful, but I think that is rare. I love that about him. No one else sees that. He's very strong and focused in his job, but he's so sensitive, it's amazing," she added.
14. Reese Witherspoon - $250,000
Second time was really the charm for Reese Witherspoon when she wed talent agent Jim Toth in March 2011.
Not only had the Legally Blonde star find her soulmate, she was also gifted with a stunning engagement ring too.
Before becoming engaged, Witherspoon told Entertainment Tonight her mother was constantly pestering her on the state of her relationship.
'My mom always texts me, like, "Are you getting married?"' Witherspoon said. 'I'm like, "Mom, come on! You would know if I was getting married.'"
However, she would soon be able to tell her mother the happy news, as Toth soon surprised Witherspoon with a $250,000, 4-carat diamond sparkler that would make any person jealous.
But, this isn't the only piece of sentimental jewelry Witherspoon wears, as she's been handed down a few of her family's most precious heirlooms.
"I have my grandmother’s wedding ring—my sister-in-law has her engagement ring, but I have her wedding ring. I wear it all the time, it reminds me of my grandma. And I have my mother’s signet ring, too, which makes me really happy," Witherspoon shared in an interview with Coveteur.
13. Mila Kunis - $250,000
Fans of these Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis rejoiced after they heard the pair turned their on-screen romance into a real life one. The couple, who first met on That '70s Show back in 1998, finally got together in 2012 and became engaged in 2014.
Despite having been married before, Kutcher didn't disappoint when he Kunis her a five-carat, Tiffany solitaire engagement ring, which set him back $250,000.
But, because Kunis's ring is so lavish, she rarely wears it in public, preferring to keep it in a safety deposit box.
"My engagement ring is in a safety deposit box, and I'm like, ‘I can't wear this because someone's going to chop my hand off for it,'" Kunis said.
But after receiving her giant rock from Kutcher, Kunis decided to go the minimalistic route and get an inexpensive wedding band off Etsy.
"I wanted the thinnest possible platinum band," Kunis shared. "I was like, 'They're how much? What, this is astronomical!' So, I went on Etsy and I was like, '$90?' I was like, 'Buy now!'"
12. Kate Middleton - $500,000
Before our favorite royal couple tied the knot, Prince William had to bend down on one knee to the future Duchess of Cambridge.
After being together for seven years, William finally popped the question with his late mother's most beautiful heirloom - her engagement ring.
Back in 1981, Prince Charles proposed to Princessa Diana with a remarkable 12-carat sapphire ring with 14 solitaire diamonds around it. At the time, the ring was estimated to cost $47,000. However, fast forward to 37 years later, the beautiful piece of jewlry is valued at a whopping $500,000.
During their first joint interview as an engaged couple in 2010, William told BBC's Tom Bradby how he asked Middleton for her hand in marriage.
"It was about three weeks ago on holiday in Kenya. We had a little private time away together with some friends and I just decided that it was the right time really,” William said. "We had been talking about marriage for a while so it wasn’t a massively big surprise."
11. Angelina Jolie - $500,000
While this formerly beloved couple are no longer together, Angelina Jolie's engagement ring will live on forever.
The couple got engaged in 2012, when Pitt proposed to Jolie with a 16-carat emerald-cut diamond ring.
While Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had been together for nine years before they tied the knot, their wedding was the talk of the town.
They were wed in the South of France with all of their six kids in tow. Pitt wore a tie he borrowed from his son, Maddox, and Jolie adorned a veil covered in their children's doodles.
"It does feel different," Jolie told Vanity Fair in 2012, during a discussion about the difference between having a partner and boyfriend. "It's nice being husband and wife."
However, their love wasn't meant to last, and the former Hollywood "It" couple split in 2016. Fans everywhere were shocked, especially when news of the animosity between Pitt and Jolie started to leak to the press.