You better break out your sunglasses because Mariah Carey’s engagement ring is blinding! The songstress was beaming when she stepped out with her fiancé, James Packer, right after he popped the question — and she couldn’t stop flashing her brand new bling, which weighs 35 carats.
Congratulations are in order for Mariah Carey! Not only is the divine diva, 45, engaged, but she’s rocking the holy grail of engagement rings. Move over Kimye, because James Packer, 47, left us completely blinded by the bling he put on Mariah’s finger. The star couldn’t be happier — and she certainly isn’t being coy about the news! The couple was spotted out on Jan. 21 in NYC, right after James popped the question at Eleven Madison Park — and she couldn’t wait to show off her bling, which was as bright as her smile. James spared no expense on the exquisite rock and we have all the details on the pricey piece.
Mariah’s blinding, 20-carat-plus emerald-cut ring, (which you can SEE RIGHT HERE on TMZ), reaches her knuckle — and such a stunning stone came with a hefty price tag, (although we’re sure it won’t set back the billionaire too much). Esteemed celeb jeweler, Shari Fabrikant of Robert Fabrikant Inc. in NYC, filled us in on the exquisite rock. “Her emerald cut diamond ring appears to be 20ct plus. It is set in classic platinum and features a tapered baguette diamond mounting. What makes this stone SO special is the way that it is cut. It is just so beautiful and graceful. It is so brilliant and dynamic. I like the classic simplicity of the ring. It looks like it is top quality, probably a D Flawless stone,” she said. “The ring would absolutely retail for minimum $8,000,000-$10,000,00. Stunning!”
Mark Keeney, VP of Marketing for Ritani, also weighed in on the massive sparkler. “Mariah’s ring is an impressive, flawless emerald-cut diamond that harkens the days of statement pieces of Elizabeth Taylor – especially given its weight to be 30-35 carats! Coupled with baguette side diamonds set within an elegant platinum band, this ring is estimated to be worth $10mm,” he said.
James popped the question after a year of dating the songstress. The Aussie billionaire definitely didn’t spare any expense when selecting an exquisite ring for his lady love as he presented her with a ginormous ring — and Mariah flashed her hand to the cameras, happily showing it off. It looks like the third time just might be the charm for both of them! Mariah was previously married to Nick Cannon, (and you can read all about his reaction to the news HERE).
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What do you think of Mariah’s ring? Is this the most major celeb engagement ring you’ve ever seen?