Posted by Bridezilla on 06 Dec, 2010
The year of the Tiger brought on a bundle of celebrity weddings, and with celebrity weddings comes extravagant, sometimes gaudy, wish-we-could-have-it, one-of-a-kind rings. Some of the couples to stroll down the aisle this year included Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford, and Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Of course, the biggest headline grabbers of the year had fabulous rings to match. From unique bands to ginormous rocks, these celebs go to great lengths to make sure no one can match their grandiose symbols of devotion.
Russell Brand and Katy Perry
Russell Brand and Katy Perry tied the knot in a lavish ceremony set in a luxury resort in Northern India. With Perry forgoing a simple yet spectacular solitaire, the couple opted for matching wedding bands. Though they look demure from a distance with just the right amount of sparkle; the rings are estimated to be around $50,000 to $75,000 (Diamond Information Center). How’s that for living in luxury!
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
The woman everyone loves to hate, Megan Fox, married her longtime boyfriend Brian Austin Green, of Beverly Hills, 90210-fame, in a quiet ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. Fox’s classic diamond ring comes in at an estimated $80,000 with the added wedding band upping the price another $20,000. Who knew 90210 royalties looked like a line of dump trucks filled with cash?
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
The on and off-screen lovers, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, of True Blood have always been a low-key kind of couple. Keeping in line with their reserved natures, the couple held their intimate wedding at a private beachside residence in Malibu, California. Paquin’s vintage-inspired ring is a custom design by Moyer himself with the help of their jewelry designer friend, Cathy Waterman.
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
As we move into the world of gigantic rings, Carrie Underwood accepted this beauty from husband and hockey player Mike Fisher. The Diamond Information Center estimates the value of this 5 carat ring at $150,000-plus. Married in a very Southern wedding, the couple held their ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Resort at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia where both recited their favorite Bible verses.
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
Not to be outdone, Hilary Duff showed off her very own massive sparkler bestowed upon her by husband Mike Comrie, also a hockey player. The 14-karat princess-cut paper weight is a mind-blowing $1,000,000. Before you start asking, what the hell is happening in the hockey playing water, it should be noted that Comrie also happens to be an heir to Canadian home furnishings retail empire, The Brick. In the money factory known as the Comrie-Duff household, she really could use her ring as a paper weight if she felt like it. It’s good to be rich.