Paris Hilton and boyfriend Chris Zylka have kick-started 2018 by announcing their engagement. The "Leftovers" star popped the question to the hotel heiress on top a gorgeous mountain whilst the couple were on holiday in Aspen.
Paris' iconic over the top taste meant we couldn't wait to see what her engagement ring looked like and we were not disappointed.
There is no close up required to see the main diamond. Hilton's ring is a classic pear shape with a feature stone that's a little over 20 carats. This gigantic diamond is then set in a halo setting with an additional 2 carats of smaller diamonds surrounding it on a platinum band. Hilton's ring has been valued at around £1.5 million with Paris having to hire more security to protect the ring when she goes out.
The inspiration behind this stunning ring is from Paris Hilton's mother's engagement ring. Paris had dropped some hints about how much she loved her mum's pear-shaped engagement ring and that she would love something similar. Paris would often try on her mother's ring and Chris was keen to notice her reaction and the details of Kathy Hilton's diamond ring.
Chris designed the ring with this special connection in mind. Despite getting some hints about the ring he kept the proposal and the design of the ring a secret.
"He wanted it before Aspen because if the opportunity was there, which it was, he wanted to ask Paris in Aspen," Michael recalled. "When he came to pick it up and opened up the box he literally started shaking... It was like taking a good size man and bringing him down to a boy size giggle. He's a super nice guy."
It took over six months to source a stone for this ring but it was cut set and polished in just two days to keep it's existence a secret. It also had to be ready for their trip to Aspen so Chris could ask Paris to marry him amongst the snowy scenery and stunning views.
Hilton said" The ring was so gorgeous and sparkling. I was shaking as I put it on. It is the most beautiful ring that I have ever seen!"
A pear shape diamond is an elegant and clever way to elongate your finger plus a pear cut gives you a good size per carat weight. Other fans of the pear shape diamond include Victoria Beckham and Jessica Simpson.
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