Wealthy Celebs With Surprisingly Cheap Engagement Rings

It's no secret that celebrities and notable figures in Hollywood — and even in the business world — have a ridiculous amount of money. When you look at the clothes they wear, the houses they live in, and the cars they drive it becomes painfully obvious that pretty much everyone in Hollywood has loads of cash. Because of that, most celebrity engagement rings tend to be a tad over the top and often come with a price tag that would make most people gasp. For instance, Jennifer Lopez's engagement ring from Alex Rodriguez cost an estimated $1.8 million, according to Vogue

For a lot of people, that's more money than they'll ever see in their lifetime. Even with Lopez's staggering net worth of $400 million, according to Celebrity Net Worththat's a lot of money. Additionally, there are plenty of celebrities who have talent, fame, and riches and still choose to keep things simple when it comes to engagement rings. Sure, they can afford to be flashy, but that doesn't mean they want to be flashy. In fact, there are quite a few wealthy celebs with surprisingly cheap engagement rings, all of which are still perfectly tasteful. 

Amy Adams' engagement ring is simple and sweet

Amy Adams is one of the most celebrated and talented actors in Hollywood. Adams has starred in such smash hits as American Hustle, Arrival, and Enchanted, and her talent seemingly knows no bounds. Though Adams has received plenty of accolades and has been nominated for Academy Awards, that doesn't mean she likes to flaunt her success. Adams might have plenty of money, recognition, and talent, but she doesn't seem to like flashy things, especially when it comes to engagement rings. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Adams has a net worth of about $60 million, which is no small number.

However, despite her large net worth, Adams doesn't flaunt a huge rock on her finger. In fact, according to Us Weekly, Adams' engagement ring is one of the smallest celebrity rocks out there at just one carat. Of course, the ring is still gorgeous, but, when you think about the fact that celebrities like Beyoncé wear rings with 24-carat diamonds, Adam's rock seems small and cheap. Of course, it's pretty charming that Adams doesn't feel the need to wear a giant rock.

Courteney Cox's engagement ring is unique and low-key

Everyone recognizes Courteney Cox from her iconic role as Monica Gellar on the hit show Friends. Cox has found a ton of success in Hollywood, even beyond Friends, as she went on to star in Cougar Town. And with all of her success, Cox, who has undergone a stunning transformation over the years, has also amassed an unbelievable net worth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cox has a net worth of $150 million. A lot of that money came from her time on Friends, during which Cox was a part of one of the best Friends couples and, as Celebrity Net Worth reports, Cox earned about $90 million as her base salary. 

Still, Cox doesn't wear all of her money on her ring finger. In 2014, Cox got engaged to Johnny McDaid, and her ring is actually three different-shaped diamonds on a plain band, according to Glamour. The bigger a diamond is, the more expensive it is — that's just how the diamond industry works. So, even though a gold ring might be covered in tiny diamonds, a ring with a solitaire stone of greater weight is still worth more. As the diamonds on Cox's rings aren't that big, it can be assumed that her ring — while extremely unique and gorgeous — wasn't too expensive. At least, when compared to other celeb engagement rings.

Julia Stiles' engagement ring is small but gorgeous

Back in the late 1990s and throughout the 2000s, Julia Stiles was a staple in the world of teenage rom-coms. Having starred in iconic films like 10 Things I Hate About You and The Prince & Me, Stiles made her mark on Hollywood and the film scene. With all her acting credits, Stiles has an estimated net worth of $12 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, which definitely isn't chump change. 

All that money aside, Stiles' engagement ring still isn't exactly all that expensive. As reported by Entertainment Tonight, Stiles got engaged to boyfriend Preston J. Cook in 2016, and the actress shared the happy news with a sweet photo on Instagram, showing off her new bling. "Best Christmas Ever!" Stiles captioned the photo of her hand intertwined with her partners, featuring a round diamond on a plain, gold band. Of course, the ring is gorgeous, but it doesn't look to be much larger than one carat, which is definitely small — and probably relatively cheap — for a celebrity with Stiles' net worth. 

Christina Ricci has a classic engagement ring that isn't too big

Hollywood darling Christina Ricci is no stranger to the glitz and glamour of being a celebrity. The actress, who has been starring in movies and television shows since 1990, is well-known for her roles in the 1991 beloved classic The Addams Family, as well as the 1995 film Casper. Ricci has been acting for so long that it's no wonder her net worth is an estimated $18 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth

Nevertheless, having all that fame and fortune doesn't seem to have messed with Ricci's head all that much. In 2013, Ricci got engaged to boyfriend James Heerdegen, according to People. It was clear that Ricci was happy in love, and she definitely appeared to be more concerned with her relationship than with rocking a huge diamond. In fact, according to InStyle, Ricci's engagement ring was relatively low-key: a simple three-stone ring with no huge, flashy diamond. Ricci's ring is simple and elegant, and probably didn't cost an enormous amount in comparison with other celeb rings.

Keira Knightly's engagement ring is small, considering her worth

Keira Knightly has starred in a number of huge, blockbuster films, including the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the holiday classic Love Actually, which featured a lot of things people just ignore. Of course, Knightly has also worked on a number of other films, but she's definitely famous for those exemplary roles. As popular as the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was — and as cherished as Love Actually is among Christmas-movie fanatics — it should be no surprise that Knightly has quite a pretty penny to her name. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Knightly's personal net worth is valued at $60 million, so clearly Knightly is doing well for herself. 

Knightly became engaged to her husband, James Righton, in 2012, as reported by Glamour, and fans eagerly awaited to see what the star's rock would look like. Well, Knightly's engagement ring was elegant, just like her, though it was also pretty simple. According to Marie Claire, the ring features a round diamond on a plain, gold band, a far cry from some other celebrities' giant, blinding rings. It's hard to say the exact size of Knightly's ring, but it's certainly not as expensive as people may have expected.

Anna Paquin's engagement ring was an economical choice

While most celebrities and even members of the royal family tend to opt for a classic diamond for an engagement ring, there are a few that prefer a more unique stone. For instance, Kate Middleton's engagement ring from Prince William was a stunning 12-carat sapphire, which definitely wasn't inexpensive. However, certain gemstones are far cheaper than diamonds and make an economical choice for certain couples. 

One such couple that took advantage of an inexpensive gemstone to take center stage on an engagement ring was Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. The True Blood co-stars aren't lacking in money. Paquin has a net worth of $14 million, while Moyer's rings in at around $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Still, the couple opted for a cheaper engagement ring when they got engaged in 2009. According to Glamour, Paquin's ring features a moonstone instead of a diamond. Additionally, Glamour reported that moonstones can run as cheap as $7 for a 3.7-carat rock. Clearly, these celebs didn't want to go crazy when it came to an engagement ring, and that's pretty cool. 

Michelle Obama kept her small engagement ring for years

As the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama is definitely a household name. As such, it would be understandable that she wouldn't exactly be worried about money. In addition to her husband's eight years in the White House, Michelle was an attorney for several years, making her estimated net worth of $70 million totally believable, according to Celebrity Net WorthOf course, it isn't just her fortune that makes her so beloved amongst many Americans. The Obamas' happy relationship and marriage has been called "relationship goals" by many, and the fact that Michelle Obama chose to keep her first engagement ring is just one reason. 

Yes, Obama chose to hold on to her original engagement ring from her husband, Barack Obama, for quite some time. According to Us Weekly, Obama didn't update her engagement ring until 2017, when she upgraded to a more blinged-out set. Still, it's sweet that she chose to hold onto her simple solitaire diamond for so long. The engagement ring likely holds sentimental value for the Obamas, who married in 1992, so she probably didn't really care how much the original ring was worth.

Priscilla Chan's engagement ring was relatively inexpensive considering her husband's enormous wealth

While she might not be a Hollywood starlet, Priscilla Chan is certainly no stranger to all the advantages that money can afford. Chan, a doctor and philanthropist, is pretty noteworthy in her own right, but much of her net worth is due to the fact that she married the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. That said, Chan's net worth is an astonishing $50 billion (yes, billion with a "B"), according to Celebrity Net Worth, so she's not exactly short on cash. 

However, considering the fact that her net worth is so high, and her husband's net worth is an estimated $68 billion, per Business Insider, it's interesting that Chan has the engagement ring she does. According to the New York Post, Chan's engagement ring from Zuckerberg cost a reported $25,000. While that's definitely not cheap to most people, for a couple of billionaires, it definitely is. Per the magazine, Chan's ring features diamonds and rubies, which are expensive stones, but the altogether total cost of the ring is pretty small compared to the couples' huge net worths. Still, Chan and Zuckerberg seem happy, and that's what matters. 

Katie Maloney's engagement ring is small compared to those of her Vanderpump Rules co-stars

As any fan of Bravo's hit reality show Vanderpump Rules knows, the engagement of Katie Maloney to Tom Schwartz wasn't exactly a surprise. On one episode of the show, Maloney gave Schwartz an ultimatum: He had to propose to her or their relationship was over. While Schwartz didn't exactly follow her timeline, he did propose to the surprise of absolutely no one, and the two married in 2016

While Maloney herself loved her engagement ring from Schwartz, it was actually pretty small compared to her Vanderpump Rules co-stars' rings. Maloney has a net worth of $30,000, while her husband's net worth is around $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Still, her ring was pretty modest. According to The Knot, Maloney's ring is a two-carat diamond, which definitely isn't tiny. However, when compared to castmate Stassi Schroeder's $100,000 3.5-carat stunner, Maloney's ring is pretty small and modest. To be fair, Maloney and Schwartz got engaged a few years before Schroeder, and it's likely that they didn't have the net worth they do now back then. 

Scarlett Johansson's engagement ring from Ryan Reynolds was pretty small

Though it might be strange to imagine a time when Ryan Reynolds wasn't married to Blake Lively, constantly adoring his wife on social media, and being a father to three children — there was a time when Reynolds was engaged to someone else. In fact, Reynolds was engaged to fellow actor Scarlett Johansson in 2008. Now, Johansson has a net worth of $165 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, so she's clearly not worried about how much things cost. 

Still, her 2008 rock from Reynolds wasn't exactly what you would expect a millionaire to have. According to Glamour, the ring was a simple, round-cut solitaire diamond on a twisted gold band. It was definitely gorgeous, but it wasn't on par with most other celebrity engagement rings, that's for sure. While the ring looks to be pretty big by most people's standards, it's not that large in the land of Hollywood. 

Susan Kelechi Watson's engagement ring stands out

Susan Kelechi Watson is well-known for her role as Beth Pearson on the hit NBC drama This Is Us. Of course, the show is so hugely popular that it's not uncommon for it to rake in upwards of 7 million viewers, according to Variety. That said, it would make sense that Watson's net worth would be pretty high. According to The Richest, Watson is worth an estimated $4 million, largely due to her role in This Is Us. 

Even so, Watson's engagement ring from her partner, Jaime Lincoln Smith, isn't all that expensive. Well, relatively speaking. According to Page Six, Watson was given a three-carat sapphire ring, which was totally gorgeous, but still not as expensive as many other celebrity engagement rings. "Depending on the quality and specific characteristics of the center gemstone, we estimate the cost of the ring at approximately $10,000 to $20,000," Brilliant Earth's vice president of strategy and merchandising Kathryn Money told Page Six about Watson's ring. 

Lindsey Vonn's engagement ring features a non-traditional stone

Lindsey Vonn might not be a Hollywood actress or a royal's wife or anything else quite as glamorous, but she is a hugely successful Olympic athlete. In fact, according to Money, Vonn is "the most decorated and successful women's skier in history," which would likely explain Vonn's estimated net worth of $3 million, according to the website. 

All that money aside, though, Vonn's engagement ring wasn't as flashy as it could have been. Vonn got engaged to her boyfriend, P.K. Subban, in August 2019, according to People, and, although it's unclear just how much her engagement ring is worth, the stone itself was a unique choice. In an interview with Vogue, the couple explained why Subban went with an emerald, sharing that it was "because her favorite color is green, and it's his birthstone," which is pretty adorable. Still, emeralds tend to be less expensive than diamonds, so, even though Vonn's net worth is pretty high, her ring wasn't as expensive as the rings of many other celebrities and athletes.

Kacey Musgraves' engagement ring is trendy but affordable

Texas native Kacey Musgraves exploded onto the music scene with her melodic songs, powerful lyrics, and one-of-a-kind sound. Though she's won a number of Grammy awards, she doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. Musgraves has plenty of adoring fans and the talent to match, not to mention an impeccable style that sets her apart in more ways than one. With all her success, it's no wonder that Musgraves has an estimated net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth

However, Musgraves' engagement ring isn't as extravagant as one might assume it would be. Musgraves got engaged to her now-husband, Ruston Kelly, around Christmas of 2016, according to Brides. The country singer-songwriter was given a round-cut halo diamond, according to the magazine, and, in a photo featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, the diamond looks to be relatively small compared to other celeb engagement rings. Still, the ring is gorgeous, and so was Musgraves wedding to Kelly. Carat size aside, Musgraves seems smitten with her ring... and with Kelly.