Did Mark Zuckerberg Cheap Out On Priscilla Chan's Wedding Ring?

Thu, May 24, 2012 9:48am EST by 27 Comments
Priscilla Chan Wedding Ring

While you would expect the bride of a billionaire to show off a blinding, big diamond, the new Mrs. Zuckerberg is sporting a modest ruby ring! Do you think Mark’s girlfriend of nine years deserved something bigger?

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony just last weekend, proving that the couple is so down-to-earth — and just days after saying ‘I do,’ the new bride was spotted at lunch in Palo Alto, where she showed off her wedding ring for the very first time. Given Mark’s new status as a billionaire, Priscilla could easily rock a ring that would rival Kim Kardashian‘s — but that wasn’t the case! Instead, the new Mrs. Zuckerberg debuted a modest ruby ring on her finger.

Mark designed the ring himself and presented it to his bride during the ceremony in the couple’s Palo Alto backyard. The only information out about the ring is that it’s a, “very simple ruby.” While many are quick to say the brand-new billionaire cheaped out on his girlfriend of nine years, he could have selected the ruby for it’s sentimental value, especially within the Asian culture. This wouldn’t be surprising, considering the couple hosted food from their favorite local restaurants and the very same dessert the duo feasted on on their first date during their wedding reception.

While a ruby widely represents passion and love, it’s also a sign of wisdom — and it’s held in high esteem in Asian countries. The precious stone was once used to adorn the armor of Indian and Chinese noblemen. It’s said rubies are even beneath the foundation of buildings in Asia, to bring good fortune.

Despite their new-found fortune, the couple is incredibly down-to-earth — and they didn’t splurge on their reception, either! The bride walked down the aisle in a $4,700 dress, and the meals from the local Mexican restuarant cost an estimated $7 per plate — while the desserts were priced at $3 a piece.

I’m sure Mark’s new wife, who is American-Chinese, truly appreciated the sentiment behind her new wedding bling — although I doubt any woman would be disappointed if she were presented with an exquisite diamond!

What do you think? Is the ring a true symbol of their relationship or do you think Mark could have splurged a bit more?

Katrina Mitzeliotis

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ED

Posted at 2:49 PM on August 13, 2013  

I was reading that he is a narcissist, if this is true, I fully understand why she would be sad at times. Money isn’t everything. Narcissists have controlling personalities, which feel like bondage. Hopefully, what I’ve read isn’t true. Everyone has their ups and downs in relationships.

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Chris

Posted at 8:30 AM on May 27, 2013  

God, there are are a lot of people that just want to tear down anyone from being happy. A wedding is important, but it’s not the be all end all. It’s the launch pad to a wonderful life together, it should never be the highlight of your life together. Their wedding sounds wonderful and real. Something the non-billionaires attending the wedding could feel completely comfortable at. Last time I checked a wedding ring was a symbol, it’s the not the $$$ that should matter. The fact that he designed it himself for her to remember the wedding should be what matters. Afterall if he doesn’t care that she doesn’t have billions, why should she measure the relationship based on money.

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Posted at 11:26 AM on June 17, 2012  

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Kara

Posted at 7:17 PM on June 5, 2012  

I would be SO MAD if I got a diamond ring. I hate diamonds. It would be like my boyfriend didn’t know me at all! Rubies and sapphires are the way. to. go. That is all.

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Contrarian

Posted at 9:16 AM on May 31, 2012  

Do any of you people criticizing Zuckerberg have any idea what a good quality ruby can cost? It’s probably a Burma ruby, which is now under embargo. They can cost more than your average diamond. I would think a lot of thought went into it.

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MsTopaz

Posted at 10:09 AM on May 30, 2012  

She is a physician. It would be completely tacky to wear a gaudy ring while treating patients.

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Brian

Posted at 9:44 AM on May 30, 2012  

Maybe Instagram was for her too

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Ike

Posted at 8:21 AM on May 30, 2012  

What about their honeymoon in Italy? After telling the waiters in two different restarurant that the food was “very good”, he didn’t leave even a single eurocent for a tip!

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trinh

Posted at 5:35 PM on May 30, 2012  

European don’t tip. or so i hear.

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John Lorne

Posted at 10:23 PM on May 27, 2012  

Learn how to write in English before publishing this drivel.

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LJ

Posted at 7:22 AM on May 27, 2012  

Who cares if the ring if cheap or expensive? So long she’s happy with the ring and not ervrybody wants a million dollar ring. They’re still a normal couple even when they have millions of dollars

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Pamela

Posted at 3:54 AM on May 26, 2012  

You obviously don’t know your colored stones. I heard the center stone was an untreated ruby–which is a very rare colored stone. Her ring could be worth up to $300K.
I think all of those over-sized diamonds are tacky. Besides, his wife is starting her residency in pediatrics. She probably wanted a practical ring that she could wear working as a doctor.

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zeth

Posted at 2:51 AM on May 26, 2012  

thumbs down cuz the ruby could of been heart shaped

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Booby

Posted at 2:13 PM on May 25, 2012  

I don’t know I think Mark is being too frugal. Already the untimely manner in which he chooses to get marred proves that he is more worried about his bank account than his bride. Then to have your wedding in your back yard when you are a billionaire???? It is supposed to be the most memorable day of your life with the most special person in the world,not another back yard bbq. I think having that event on a littel pation where you sit everyday underminds the occaision. Especially when you have the money to make it amazing and a more everlasting memory.

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Carlotta

Posted at 10:53 PM on May 26, 2012  

Yes, Kim K had a very lavish ceremony that made an everlasting memory… that lasted 72 days. Expensive weddings have no bearing on marital happiness. Better they should be themselves instead of putting on a show fot others.

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Moon

Posted at 5:08 PM on May 24, 2012  

Who cares, wat matters is the love they share n feel for each, not d cost of a gown that won’t last up to 24hrs on her body…..this is the smartest n most sensible billionaire to grace planet earth………I must say bravo Mark………wish I have a humble n smart billionaire for a husband……good u didn’t opt for a fairytale wedding that only lasts 72days, urs will last a life time with God on ur side……..ur wife is d blessed to have u!…….GOD bless ur marriage!

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Eduthe

Posted at 3:00 PM on May 24, 2012  

They are in love so the ring was symbolic, I am sure as the years go by she will be receiving lots of jewelry from Mark. Right now all that matters is that they are together and in love. Very sweet. He put in a lot of effort to plans his wedding with the timing of the IPO

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Andrey Min'kov

Posted at 2:07 PM on May 24, 2012  

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Melissa

Posted at 1:19 PM on May 24, 2012  

Maybe she didn’t want a big, honkin’ diamond weighing down her hand. I like the ring she has, its really pretty, and I think it says “I love you” appropriately. Plus its not the size of the ring, its the love from the man that gives it to you that matters most. :)

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stacy

Posted at 11:45 AM on May 24, 2012  

no, she got the man , he’s the best gift, and HE looks great, and chose her., I hope it’s a great match. there really isn’t any reason to display how much your worth, is there ? the internet and media already say “billionaire” she don’t need to walk crooked and display a fat ring ,even though its every women’s dream to have that. maybe , she’s not a material person and realizes just that ! -besides , some one might try to ROB her, anyway she will have a great life with him. no extravagant gift can replace happiness.

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caroline

Posted at 10:42 AM on May 24, 2012  

He is Jewish what do you expect a big diamond ring for 3 millions?

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patricia

Posted at 10:56 PM on May 26, 2012  

yeah, that’s not racist at all… *eyeroll*

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c

Posted at 10:41 AM on May 24, 2012  

i’ve never been a fan of big diamonds.. i think they look tacky.. i love the ruby though it’s gorgeous.. when i get engaged i would like something similar with a sapphire instead

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Never say Never

Posted at 9:53 AM on May 24, 2012  

Maybe that’s what she liked

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Frederico Wodhofe

Posted at 10:06 AM on May 24, 2012  

Indeed. A cheap billionaire.

People should keep an eye on this guy. I imagine the money will make someone jealous, and Marc will have to split his money unless he has a good prenup in place.

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Sarah

Posted at 9:51 AM on May 24, 2012  

Just because he’s a billionaire doesn’t mean he has to spend his money carelessly, he is obviously very humble and doesn’t need to spend millions of dollars for a wedding! More rich people should seriously be like him. Im sure he treats her well!

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