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Counting Carats: How Hollywood's Biggest Rings Stack Up

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Miley Cyrus' recent engagement has been all over the news, as everything from her relationship with fiancee Liam Hemsworth to her fitness routine to the ring has been completely dissected. And while it's a stunner—designed by Neil Lane, it features a 3.5-carat Old Mine cut diamond—it's far from the biggest ring Hollywood's seen in the past year or two. We've sorted through the most recent star engagements, pulled out all the pertinent ring details, then ranked them from embarrassingly large to...still pretty whopping. Here's how they stack up:

Kim Kardashian
Jeweler: Lorraine Schwartz
Carats: 20.5
Metal: Platinum
Additional color: Kris Humphries: "I just knew I wanted it to be big!"

Angelina Jolie
Jeweler: Robert Procop
Carats: Reportedly 16
Metal: Yellow gold
Additional color: "Brad had a vision and I was honored to be a part of it. Brad's vision was all about making the perfect ring that compliments her style and grace. The diamonds were all faceted to fit the design, and I will not be making another one."—Robert Procop

Hillary Duff
Jeweler: Undisclosed
Carats: 14
Metal: Platinum, we think
Additional color: Duff has said of the ring, "I was kind of scared to look at [it]! I got a glance and it was like, 'Are you crazy? Are you kidding me? That's not real. There's no way it's real!' I don't actually know [the carat size]."

Jessica Biel
Jeweler: Undisclosed
Carats: Estimated at 6
Metal: Looks like platinum
Additional color: "The scrolling rope-style sides provide a vintage element, but the blackened platinum gives this style a modern twist" a jewelry expert opined to Us Weekly.

LeAnn Rimes
Jeweler: Brent Polacheck
Carats: 5
Metal: Platinum
Additional color: "Le[Ann]'s participation in the design was solely regarding the Fleur de Lis. She had her heart set on having that incorporated in the ring."—Brent Polacheck

Halle Berry
Jeweler: Robert Mazlo
Carats: 4, and it's an emerald
Metal: Yellow gold
Additional color: "The ring is textured and contains codes and symbols which you cannot see...only the person wearing it can. It's very uncommon. The symbols and codes represent [the couple's] story and only they can interpret it."—Robert Mazlo

Drew Barrymore
Jeweler: Graff Diamonds
Carats: 4
Metal: Appears to be platinum
Additional color: "It's beautiful, he picked it out and he's just got lovely taste, and it's really fancy" said Drew.

Miley Cyrus
Jeweler: Neil Lane
Carats: 3.5
Metal: 18-karat gold
Additional color: "It was hand-cut around 1880 or 1890 and it’s unique and in its original form. At that time no two diamonds were alike, as they were all hand-cut, so it's fascinating to look at because it hasn't been re-cut to look contemporary over the years. I find that really romantic" said Neil Lane.
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