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Mariah Carey’s .5 Million Engagement Rings From 3 Exes Are Nearly Identical

Mariah Carey’s $13.5 Million Engagement Rings From 3 Exes Are Nearly Identical

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Mariah Carey is the queen of glitz and glamour. If you’re looking for a star who can reliably strut her stuff onstage dripping in diamonds, it’s the “Hero” singer herself.

But it’s not just the mother-of-two’s stage wardrobe that’s guaranteed to turn heads. The 55-year-old ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ singer has also been rocking three incredible diamond engagement rings during her time in the spotlight.

The singing sensation has been married twice

It’s no surprise that Mariah’s engagement ring collection is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also monetary value. Join HELLO! and get the full overview from two industry experts…

Tommy Mottola

The ‘Emotions’ singer got engaged to Sony Music giant Tommy Mottola in 1992 after shooting to fame with her 1990 debut album. Ahead of their extravagant ceremony in Manhattan, the 43-year-old presented Mariah, then 23, with an emerald-cut diamond ring that Nilesh Rakholia, jewellery expert and founder of Abelini, estimates at just over $1million (£800,000).

Mariah Carey was first proposed to in the 1990s

Jessica Flinn, founder of Jessica Flinn Jewellery, tells HELLO!: “Set in platinum and adorned with baguette-cut diamonds, the ring exuded elegance and grandeur, befitting the celebrity of their relationship.” She adds that the impressive center stone weighs an estimated 10 carats, an opulent symbol of their love.

Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola married in 1993

Set in platinum and adorned with baguette-cut diamonds, the ring exuded elegance and grandeur, befitting the fame of their relationship.

Nick Kanon

The most notable of Mariah’s performances was her 2007 proposal to AGT host Nick Cannon, with whom the star later had twin children, Monroe and Moroccan, both 13.

Mariah Carey had two children with Nick Cannon

After a whirlwind romance, The Nick Cannon Show host gave Mariah an emerald-cut pink diamond engagement ring. Nilesh tells us, “The total carat weight of the ring was 17 carats and featured a 10.02 emerald-cut pink diamond surrounded by 58 intense pink diamonds, with two crescent-shaped diamonds on either side of the center stone.”

Mariah Carey received a huge diamond from Nick Cannon

The ring was reportedly bought for $2.5 million (£1.9 million) from New York jewellery firm Jacob & Co.

Jessica Flinn tells us that the ring is deeply sentimental. “Pink diamonds symbolize love, passion and creativity, making them an ideal choice for a romantic gesture,” the jewelry expert explains.

The ring was bought for $2.5 million (£1.9 million) from New York jewellery firm Jacob & Co.

“The vibrant pink hue represents tenderness and affection, and gives the ring a sense of warmth. As a symbol of wealth and status, the ring also represents the grandeur and extravagance associated with Mariah Carey’s lifestyle and career.”

James Verpakker

Although Australian billionaire businessman James Packer never ended up marrying the singer with the five-octave vocal range, he certainly made a statement with the ring he proposed to her with.

Mariah Carey and James Packer attend the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in 2016

“Mariah’s latest engagement ring is undoubtedly her most extravagant, featuring an emerald-cut diamond weighing an estimated 35 carats, making it a remarkable sight,” Jessica said.

Mariah Carey showed off her James Packer ring

“Emerald-cut diamonds are known for their angular shape and trimmed corners, which accentuate their clarity and brilliance. The stone is elegantly set on a simple platinum band, allowing the colossal center stone to remain the focal point of the ring.”

Mariah never married James Packer

Both Nilesh and Jessica estimate the ring’s value at around $10 million (£8 million), making it one of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings of all time.

Why emerald cut diamonds?

It’s no coincidence that three different men proposed to Mariah with the same diamond cut. “Emerald cut diamonds are known to symbolize commitment and eternal love. The shape of the ring offers vintage sophistication and is perfect for those who are independent, strong and confident,” says Nilesh.

Mariah’s ring is worth $10 million

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“With 90,500 monthly searches for ’emerald cut engagement rings’, the style isn’t going out of style any time soon. The shape isn’t as popular as other cuts, making them different and a great statement piece if you’re looking for something unique.”

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