When Australian cricket player Shane Warne asked actress Elizabeth Hurley to marry him on Friday, he gave her an incredible diamond and sapphire ring worth an estimated $100,000.
Expert jeweler Michael O’Connor said that the sapphire is about 9 carats and there is a 2 carat diamond on each side set in a platinum band. O’Connor explains; “[It’s a] platinum setting with an approximate 9-carat center blue sapphire and a 2-carat Trillion cut diamond on each side. Shane made the right choice by setting the sapphire in platinum, since platinum doesn’t change color or fade – so it symbolizes a relationship that will endure. Shane Warne is clearly a romantic since not only is blue sapphire a favorite of British royalty, but it’s also his birthstone!”
The couple only dated for 10 months before becoming engaged over the weekend and this will be the second marriage for both Warne and Hurley.
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