Some of the biggest celebrity engagement rings have been iconic pieces of jewelry for not just love and marriage, but status and divorce. Female celebrities have been showing off their extravagant rocks since Liz Taylor set the standard for diamonds everywhere. Engagement rings have become a fashion statement attached to a lifetime promise, and we’ve found the 40 biggest stones that prove a diamond is forever, even if the marriage isn’t.
Kate’s Blue Sapphire engagement ring was originally Princess Diana’s back in 1981. 14 solitaire diamonds circumference the 12-carat, oval-shaped sapphire in the center. Prince William proposed to Kate with his late mother’s ring to symbolize her presence at their wedding and in his life.