Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch surprised us with how much he spent on the jewellery he used to propose to Sophie Hunter

Benedict Cumberbatch, 38, broke a few hundred thousand hearts when he stepped out this week with new fiancée, theatre director, Sophie Hunter, 36.

As if news of their engagement was enough to make us green with envy he took the beautiful brunette out for their first red carpet appearance since announcing their engagement, at the NYC premiere of film The Imitation Game.

Sophie’s new sparkler is estimated at around £50,000 and the ring is an iconic Tiffany Legacy Edwardian design with a 2.5-carat cushion-cut diamond, circled by smaller stones, with more diamonds across the band. Nice.

Benedict recently took the no.1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors this year, with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings, so it’s clear he thinks more sensibly about where he spends his earnings in comparison to some other stars.

After finally getting a good look at the engagement ring he has given his new fiancée, it seems that the Sherlock star has been a bit more careful in comparison to the recent celebrity engagements such as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

It was estimated that Kim’s beautiful 15-carat (Yes, FIFTEEN) bit of bling was between a whopping $6million and $8million. Keira Knightley‘s engagement ring has been reported to be worth £2.4million and Johnny’s Depp‘s partner Amber Heard‘s 5-carat ring is priced at $100,000.

Need more star comparisons?

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has a 5-carat, emerald cut, diamond ring with is estimated at £270,000, The Saturday‘s singer, Rochelle Wiseman married JLSMarvin Humes and he proposed with a beautiful heart-shaped diamond, surrounded by smaller diamonds thought to be worth around $78,000.

Reports stated that Kate Moss‘ beau Jamie Hince snapped up a vintage 1920s engagement ring with an estimated value of $80.000. Hayden Christensen gave Rachel Bilson a 3-carat engagement ring costing $60,000.

However, Sophie’s ring didn’t need a magnifying glass to be spotted and she looked lovely in a black Erdem dress with intricate floral appliqués-a simple choice that allowed her diamond to sparkle.

Cheers to the happy couple!

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Katie Hayes