Ariana Grande, 27, and Dalton Gomez, 25, are engaged! Ariana’s real estate broker boyfriend appears to have popped the question, after less than a year of dating. And, he chose a ring that’s “practically flawless, like her,” according to the CEO of Miss Diamond Ring.Michelle Demaree, a Los Angeles based Engagement Ring Concierge estimates that the ring is worth more than a quarter of a million dollars and told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that the added pearl likely has personal significance. “Ariana Grande’s engagement ring is a striking 5 carat colorless oval with a stunning elongated 1:45 ratio and top VS clarity, practically flawless like her.”
“Her unique diamond and pearl setting has a rare offset South Sea pearl which must have some significance,” she continued. “This is easily a multiple six figure rock worth $250,000 to $350,000. It embodies their authentic love for one another and at the end of the day that’s all that matters.”
Fans were quick to comment on the exciting news on Twitter, with some pointing out the possibility that the pearl in Ariana’s ring could be a nod to the ring her beloved grandmother had made for her in 2014, using a pearl from her grandfather’s tie pin.
— Ariana Grande Today (@ArianaToday) December 20, 2020
Ariana’s grandfather passed away in 2014 but he is never far from her heart. Ariana hasn’t given any details on the design of her engagement ring yet, but if the pearl did once belong to her grandfather then the value is actualy “priceless”, says Demaree.
Dalton and Ariana are believed to have started dating in early 2020. Eagle-eyed fans spotted a mystery man in the background of some of her Instagram stories when she was isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic in March. But she didn’t confirm their relationship status until May when he made a cameo in her “Stuck with U” music video.
The couple have been inseparable all year, going on romantic getaways and packing on the PDA in sweet social media snaps. And on Sunday, December 20, the “7 Rings” singer took to Instagram to show off the ultimate PDA — her stunning engagement ring.
In the surprise engagement announcement Ariana included pictures of her and Dalton getting close, along with the caption, “forever n then some.” She also shared a close-up of her diamond and pearl ring and a stunning mirror selfie that highlighted her new hardware.
As fans of Ariana know, this isn’t her first time rocking an impressive engagement ring. Back in 2018 Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson asked for her hand in marriage with a $93,000 pear shaped diamond ring. They called off their engagement after just four months though and she gave him back his bling and replaced it with a friendship ring.