For the first time since announcing her engagement to country music superstar Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani has shared an up-close look at the massive rock that sealed the deal.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been dating since right around Halloween 2015 – after both of them had ended their previous marriages earlier that year. The pair first met on the set of The Voice, but it wasn’t until they were each going through similar divorces that they really connected and formed an inseparable bond.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) October 16, 2020
Now, five years after they began dating, the two are back on the set of The Voice for 2020’s fall season and they are more in love than ever before!
For years, both Blake and Gwen have been coy about their plans for marriage again and have dodged the question many times during interviews and appearances.
Blake Shelton had finally decided it was the right time to ask for her hand in marriage – and she said yes!
In a post to social media, both Blake and Gwen shared a cute photo of a kiss between them with her hand sporting a giant ring held up for the camera to see, but there weren’t any follow-up images of the ring…until now.
In an in-depth analysis of this photo and the ring that Gwen was showing off, jewelry expert Katie Zimmerman from Blue Niles told Refinery29 that her estimate of the engagement ring is valued between $700,000 and $800,000.
Zimmerman says that it’s either a round or oval cut diamond with a total weight ranging from eight to 10 carats and is “set in a solitaire or simple pavé platinum setting.”
“While round cuts are most popular (and most expensive due to high demand), we’ve watched fancy shapes such as oval become more and more sought after, especially with style icons Blake Lively and Hailey Bieber rocking ovals on their ring fingers,” she explained.
Other experts have been more conservative in their valuations, but they still estimate it to have cost a cool half-million at the very least.
In a new post to her Instagram story, Gwen Stefani flashed a very close look at her new ring as she and Shelton waited in the car outside of the 2020 People’s Choice Awards – where he took home the award for Top Country Artist!
See the full video below and be sure to hit pause when the ring pops up!