Thursday last week, billionaire boyfriend James Packer popped a gigantic yet gorgeous engagement ring to his fiancée Mariah Carey. The gigantic diamond engagement ring has been the hot topic of many conversations. The “All I want for Christmas” singer dated the Australian billionaire for less than a year when they got engaged. However, Thursday was the breaking day where their engagement was sealed with a sparkle.
The 35 carat engagement ring, which is still under estimation of the diamond price by experts, was created on request by James Packer by Mariah’s long time friend, who she is close to for already 25 years. The designer had to work 12 hours a day with an “army of craftsman” to create that gorgeous ring that was one of the most iconic, to meet one of the most iconic divas of this generation. It worked since the diamond engagement ring is that gigantic that it outshines the engagement rings of many big Hollywood names, such as Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor and Beyoncé. More about that later on, let’s first take a closer look at Mariah Carey her diamond engagement ring.
As you can see on the picture it is not only a center stone in the diamond ring, it has side stones. The side stones are two tapered colorless baguettes that surround the massive center diamond, which is an emerald cut. These gorgeous diamonds are set into the popular ring material called platinum. While the center stone is so large, the tapered baguettes and setting does make the ring balanced. The maker of the diamond ring says he was aiming to mix simplicity with volume, which is quite difficult if you are working with 35 carat. However, it did work out in only two weeks and Mariah now outshines the other Hollywood big names with her diamond engagement ring.
Because if you compare the other massive Hollywood engagement rings this engagement ring of Mariah is much larger. Kim Kardashian her diamond engagement ring designed by loved jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz was “just” 15 carat, while Angelina Jolie her emerald cut engagement ring was 16 carat and Beyonce wears “only” an 18 carat Asscher cut diamond. Not even mentioning the other celebrities such as Amal Clooney or Sofia Vergara that are below the 10 carat. The only celebrity that comes close to Mariah her carat size is Elizabeth Taylor with her 33 carat Asscher cut.
But does diamond ring size really matter more than the design? Or does a larger carat mean you love a person more… No it does not reflect more love or matters more than design, because in love there is no right or wrong and is fully depending on what you feel most comfortable with.