Most people make do with the one engagement ring, wearing the treasured piece of bling for the rest of their married life.
But not Victoria Beckham.
With an estimated net worth of £700million, the former Spice Girl and her ex-footballer husband David Beckham can afford to go big or go home when it comes to her jewellery box – and they choose to go big.
When David, 44, first popped the question 22 years ago today he proposed with a relatively humble £65,000 three-carat marquise-cut diamond on a yellow gold band.
But since then, VB's engagement rings have been updated almost as often as her wardrobe.
Tim Belson of Hatton Garden’s Prestige Valuations told Mail Online her collection is worth around £8.9million – an eye-watering amount, even for the rich and the famous.
But David apparently hasn't footed the bill for each and everyone with a friend of David's previously telling the newspaper: "He doesn't buy Victoria a ring every few years, but he's treated her to some of them."
So what's in her jewellery collection? Here goes…
To celebrate her marriage and the birth of their son Brooklyn, as soon as the vows were exchanged, Posh whipped off her engagement ring and replaced it with a single platinum set eternity band.
Featuring a bevelled edge and white diamonds, the newlywed wore her swag with pride for 18 months.
Christmas came early in 2003 when her ring bling got a serious upgrade and was replaced by an emerald-cut diamond with side baguettes, set in platinum and thought to be worth £1.2million.
When Victoria turned 30 in 2004, David treated her to to a dazzling pink champagne diamond ring in a halo setting worth a reported £800,000.
It hadn't been a great year for the couple, who were forced to deny claims David had an affair with his personal assistant Rebecca Loos.
The pink diamond didn't stay around for long and less than 12 months later made way for one of the biggest sparklers in her collection.
Around the time third son Cruz arrived she received a pear-cut 17 carat diamond sat on a diamond pave band said to be worth £2million.
It was out with the old and in with the new in 2006 when a yellow emerald-cut diamond appeared on Posh's finger.
The gigantic rock sat in a yellow-gold pave band and was bolstered by two huge eternity rings – quite fitting for the dazzling display she and the rest of the world cup WAGs put on at Baden Baden.
The following year VB did away with the dazzling diamonds and instead opted for a £700,000 cushion-cut emerald the size of a duck's egg on a spiral of diamonds.
David Beckham reportedly surprised his wife with the sparkler after their move to the US.
Returning to her go-to look, Posh started wearing another emerald-cut diamond on a pave band in 2008 designed by Chopard and coming in at a staggering 17 carats and worth an estimated £2million.
As her fashion label began to take off in 2009, Victoria stepped out wearing a gorgeous oval-cut ruby on white diamond halo setting worth an estimated £800,000.
By 2010 Posh was mixing with the glossy Los Angeles set and upped the glamour with a showy oval-cut sapphire on platinum pave band.
After the 2011 birth of daughter Harper, the mother-of-four downgraded to a much smaller pink diamond sitting on a yellow pave band.
In 2015 she emerged with a round-cut diamond set in a halo design with two round side stones.
But the bling didn't stick around and was only seen for a matter of months.
Walking the red carpet at Cannes in 2016, VB was all class with her square-cut diamond mounted on a platinum pave band.
That same year she'd been honoured with an OBE for her charity work, UN support and fashion empire sparking speculation she wanted to mark the occasion with a little treat.
Victoria wore the £120,000 square-cut yellow diamond set on a platinum pave band to Paris Fashion Week, shortly after she and David were forced to deny rumours they were about to divorce.
A spokesperson at the time branded the rumours "a crock of a s***", "embarrassing" and "laughable".
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