Stars' Pricey Bling
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All That Glitters1 of 18
By Natasha Burton
Celebrities are known for being over the top, from their extreme liquid diets to their pricey designer duds. But one area where they really outshine us is in the jewelry department: From items borrowed for the red carpet to their own private jewelry collections, gems worn by the stars can be awe-inspiring, both in carat weight and in cost. Check out some of the most expensive accessories worn by the stars, and then click through to Bing to see who donned the bling in question.
Brace Yourself2 of 18
This cuff, worn by a nominee at this year's Oscars, featured 68.3 carats of glittering diamonds. The value? A cool $1 million.
Green With Envy3 of 18
This stunning star needs no gems to wow on the red carpet. So she more than turned heads when she wore these Lorraine Schwartz emerald earrings, valued at $2.5 million.
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Girl's Best Friend4 of 18
Golden Girl5 of 18
The diamond sparkler worn by this actress was crafted by Harry Winston and is reportedly worth $5.8 million.
Family Affair6 of 18
When one prince put a ring on it, he did it with this 18-carat stunner that's worth $500,000—and has a whole lot of sentimental value, too.
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Puttin' On the Glitz7 of 18
This Aussie actress shone when she wore this $7 million L'Wren Scott necklace, which boasts 1,400 carats and 7,645 total diamonds. Wowza!
Strut Like an Egyptian8 of 18
While performing at the BET awards, this rapper's musical talents were upstaged by his tricked-out Horus chain, which is reportedly worth $300,000.
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Blue Valentine9 of 18
Reminiscent of the pendant worn in this Oscar-winning classic, this Harry Winston sapphire-and-diamond necklace remains the most expensive piece of jewelry ever worn on the Academy Awards carpet (when was it worn?), valued at $20 million.
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Animation Ostentation10 of 18
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You're My Rock11 of 18
While their union didn't last very long, this reality show star elected to keep the 20.5-carat diamond stunner with which her ex proposed. The ring cost $2 million—or $27,777 for every day the couple was married.
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Tinsel Town Treasure12 of 18
The price of this French-made (the designer?) 131-carat aquamarine and 11.5-carat diamond suite is a bit of a mystery, but one could argue that it's invaluable. Once owned by this Hollywood star and then Andy Warhol (check out his famous work), the set has been sold at auction three times since the iconic leading lady first wore it.
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Gem Dandy13 of 18
When one rapper put a ring on it, he did so with this 18-carat engagement ring, which reportedly set him back $5 million.
On the Cuff14 of 18
Pretty in Pink15 of 18
When an actor got on one knee to propose to his pop star girlfriend, he did so with this six-carat pink diamond ring valued at $1.2 million. While they never wed, the rock became an infamous symbol of this once-iconic—and somewhat unlikely—couple.
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Snake Charmer16 of 18
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Far East Movement17 of 18
Beverly Hill jeweler Martin Katz loaned this emerald-and-diamond Mogul Indian necklace—which is 150 years old—to this A-list actress for the Oscars in 2000. The price tag on this antique stunner? $75,000.
Three's Company18 of 18
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