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Check Out Mariah Carey’s Super Shiny (and Massive) Engagement Ring

posted: 01/26/16
by: Mara Betsch
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Singer Mariah Carey, 45, isn't a stranger to diamonds, but she's rocking an especially gorgeous one now. The Grammy-winning artist got engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer, 48, last week, and he presented her with a ring fit for a diva.

So how did Packer pick out the perfect ring? With the help of jewelry designer Wilfredo Rosado, who Carey has been friends with for years. "I took the standards super high, and I wanted to create a ring that could not be measured up to," Rosado told Vogue.com. The 35-carat diamond and platinum ring took about two weeks to create and includes one large stone as well as two small tapered baguettes on either side of the center diamond. Packer also played a large role, consulting with the designer three times during the process. Packer also asked for a few special touches, like some empty space on the back of the band so he had the option of engraving a special message to Carey.

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Because this is both Carey and Packer's third marriages, Rosado really strived to make the ring unique. "We have the same taste, and when it came down to it, I really wanted to create something for her that was about new beginnings. I wanted to give her something super sophisticated and something that took away all of the embellishments that a lot of people use when they design engagement rings these days. But it is epic. It's an epic ring for an epic time in her life," said Rosado.

We think epic is the perfect word to describe her ring! Congrats to the happy couple!

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