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Battle of the Bling: Reese vs. LeAnn—Whose Engagement Ring Is More Expensive?

Reese Witherspoon, LeAnn Rimes BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM; GSI Media

Love is a many splendored thing. It can also be quite a pricey thing, depending on the cut and clarity with which you choose to express said love.

Enter Reese Witherspoon and LeAnn Rimes, just two of the blushing brides-to-be to get caught up in this holiday season's engagement tidal wave.

So on to the admittedly crass but oh-so-interesting question at hand: in one corner, you have Jim Toth, a perfectly successful agent, who, not having starred in a string of hit movies, falls a bit below his A-list missus' paygrade. In the other, we have Eddie Cibrian, who has starred in a string of hit movies, but who also has been reported to have something of a cash flow problem at the moment.

So, whose ring set their fiancé back the most?

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Compensation, thy name is…well, whadda ya know? Neither of them. Or both of them.

According to jeweler to the stars Martin Katz (who, trust us, knows from engagement bling), both rings put more or less the same size dent in the bank accounts of Jim and Eddie whoever bought LeAnn's ring. (It bears repeating that while rumors abound as to which of the partners ponied up for the ring, reps for Eddie and LeAnn have steadfastly refused to comment on the matter.)

And that dent is somewhere in the ballpark of $150,000.

Sure, there's no way of knowing how much, exactly, each bauble cost, but thanks to the ladies' increasingly blatant displays (one slightly more blatant than the other), jewelers like Katz have had ample opportunity to size them up.

Pricey, sure, but—according to 71 percent of you, anyway—all in good taste. Besides, these domesticated divas have nothing on Vivica A. Fox. The cost of her engagement ring? A staggering $300,000-$400,000.

Now, we're not ones to put a price on love, but surely that seems a little high?

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