Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Hollywood funnyman Eddie Murphy has made a lot of money from his jokes over the years, and in 2008 he used a sizable chunk to purchase a yellow diamond engagement ring for music producer, Tracey Edmonds. Murphy reportedly shopped around before he settled on an 8 carat, Emerald cut, yellow diamond engagement ring. Set in platinum the ring, with two flanking white diamonds, was worth $800,000 at the time of purchase. The marriage only lasted two weeks, but the memory of that ring alone could last a lifetime.
Elizabeth Hurley first became famous when she walked the red carpet on the arm of actor Hugh Grant, but the British beauty has since split from Grant and made a name for herself as an actress and model. In 2002 Hurley began dating Arun Nayar, an Indian Textile heir and owner of a software company, and the couple eventually exchanged wedding rings in an elaborate ceremony in a Scottish castle. Upon proposing, Nayar presented Hurley with an amazing 15.09 carat Asscher cut diamond engagement ring set in platinum with pave’ set diamonds on the band. And in a refreshing twist, this engagement ring remains happily ensconced on Hurley’s finger, as the couple is still happily married.
Taking Elizabeth Taylor out of the equation, it would be difficult to find someone who knows more about wearing an engagement ring in Hollywood than Jennifer Lopez. The singer and actress wore one of the most famous engagement rings in the past, which she received from Ben Affleck in 2002; an over 6 carat pink diamond engagement ring. But the couple split before they made it to the altar and the ring was auctioned for charity. The $1.2 million ring is still talked about all these years later, however not much is said about the stunning engagement ring that Lopez received from her husband, singer Marc Anthony. The former friends reunited in 2005, and in February of that year, they quietly wed in a small ceremony at their home. Lopez has since been seen wearing an over 8 carat, Cushion cut diamond engagement ring with pave’ set diamonds on the band. The marriage was kept quiet at first, which would explain the lack of publicity for the ring, but that is one $1 million secret.