In 2004, Melania’s life changed forever when she got engaged to Donald Trump after a few years of dating. The couple’s expensive and lavish wedding was made more affordable by hosting it outside of wedding season on January 22, 2005.
Ten years later, when Donald ran for the presidency, Melania’s dazzling diamond engagement ring became even more of a talking point among Americans. Fifteen years into their marriage, Melania still flaunts the ring she received from Donald when she accepted his proposal.
The ring is worth a lot of money – a 15-carat, D Flawless, emerald cut diamond ring from Graff, which would retail for $3 million today. Donald later upgraded Melania’s ring to a 25-carat diamond, also from Graff, worth $3.5 million, for their 10th wedding anniversary.
Melania’s daughter-in-law, Ivanka, also received a big engagement ring from her husband, Jared Kushner. Her 5.22-carat, D Flawless, cushion-cut diamond on a diamond-encrusted band is estimated to be worth £400,000. While Ivanka seldom wears her ring in public, what do you think about Melania and Ivanka wearing their engagement rings in public more often or less often?