Jennifer Aniston debuts massive (quartz?) engagement ring: gaudy or nice?

It’s killing me that we don’t have the photos of Jennifer Aniston’s engagement ring! She finally showed it off, after months of playing hide-and-seek with the damn thing as she worked in North Carolina and New Mexico on her film We’re the Millers. Then, like magic, one little celeb-friendly photo agency hit the jackpot with some “candid” photos of Jennifer’s be-ringed hand stroking Justin Theroux’s hipster face. Go here or here to see the ring photos. Then come back and we’ll discuss it.

First off, those photos were taken in Santa Fe, where Jennifer is still working on her movie. Justin came to visit her, and it feels like the first time they’ve seen each other since they got engaged in mid-August. Earlier reports claimed that Justin had chosen a ring that was “not that huge” and rather “understated” and that he had chosen the ring by himself. Do you believe that? Do you believe that he paid for that ENORMOUS rock? Hm. *adjusts Ring Conspiracy tin-foil hat*

As for the size and shape… I still can’t really tell. In the photos, it looks kind of like a giant quartz rather than a diamond. Could it possibly be a cabochon diamond? No. Of course not. It’s probably just a big ol’ diamond. BIGGER THAN ANGELINA’S. More expensive! Bigger! More important! PAY ATTENTION TO ANISTON. Big diamond! BIG! OMG PITY PARTY SHE IS DOING FINE, ANGELINA SUCKS, JUSTIN IS SO HOT, HOTTER THAN BRAD HOMEWRECKER.

Sorry, I just know how this will turn out in the end. Carry on.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Charlotte says:

    Looks fake and tacky. I guess that’s apt.
    WHY is she still relevant? I used to like her. Ugh. Go away now.

    • Charlotte says:

      …and I know I’m feeding into the only form of celebrity she has left by commenting, which is why I usually avoid these posts. Can’t we blank her? It worked for Hilton, didn’t it?
      If she is genuinely happy with Justin, then more power to her and feel free to go lead a happy life away from the pappz ops, which are supposedly so tiresome to her.

    • thyphoid mary says:

      That looks more like a cocktail ring…something i like about Brad Pitt is that he seems to have more imagination, sense or enough money to have a style advisor choose the appropriate ring for his ladies. I saw a pic of the rigns side by side, Brad’s and Justin’s…and what a difference! Not to mention compared to Angelina’s…a whole.different universe.
      This justin strikes me as being a lazy ass guy who stopped at the pawn and asked: “can i have your biggest, meaneast, cloudy cubic zirconia? Yep the one next to the stereo that looks like a kid’s marble on a wire, wrap it u p, i’ll send you partialities via paypal… yo dude, do i get a discount for that?

      Also, Streisand’s Sesame street muppet looks better than Neediston.

    • Lishka says:

      That is not a diamond! *SMH* You are right in thinking its quartz, its a crap design too.

  2. Arlene says:

    Odd, she looks like Babs Streisland in that header picture, no?

  3. marie says:

    like I said yesterday, it is big and ugly and makes her look like she has old lady hands. I honestly can’t see how anyone would choose that ring, hopefully she was just wearing it to grab everyone’s attention… she did

    • teamangie says:

      She is old, it’s not the ring! :) dressing 24 doesn’t make you 24 as you can see.

      • GrandPoobah says:

        43 is old? She isn’t even retirement age…

      • epiphany says:

        No, 43 isn’t old, but it’s not a kid – it’s middle aged, which means conducting oneself with dignity, and dressing like what you are – a middle aged woman. No below the hip bone jeans, no midriff showing, no dresses so short you risk flashing someone – oh yeah, and you wear a bra with modesty petals! It’s not a sin to get older – Aniston needs to embrace it.

      • GrandPoobah says:

        Epiphany: I think the reason why most women don’t show their midriffs or wear low cut jeans or short dresses when they are 43 is because their bodies don’t look good in them.

        I think some of that ‘you can’t wear that after such and such age’ stuff comes from women who are either more modest or are frankly jealous.

        Honestly, I’m in my 20s and I NEVER show my midriff-not even a centimeter just because I’m a modest person. I don’t own a pair of shorts that go above my knee and no dresses above the knee. I have a very modest dress sense.

        But, I feel that Aniston looks great. Her body is amazing and its not like she’s dressed like a prostitute.

        She doesn’t look like the average middle aged woman so personally, I don’t see the issue.

    • Becky1 says:

      I think the ring is gaudy and tacky but their relationship actually seems pretty genuine to me. I can’t help it-I think he’s cute. I’m not a fan of the aging hipster look but he rocks it well.

  4. Thalia says:

    It looks cheap. VERY cheap. Like a dollar store glass stone ring for 9.99.

  5. Lola B says:

    1st think I thought of when I saw the first pic is wow she looks like Barbara Streisand.

  6. DanaG says:

    It’s big and it looks fake. He must be doing well I guess JA has given him an increase in his allowance so he could afford a much bigger one than originally reported. We all know this relationship isn’t going to last, they will probably make it down the aisle but I’m thinking we are going to get yet another poor JA cheated on again story!

  7. Mia 4S says:

    Oh dear Jen. I was never a fan as an actress but I admired the way she played the game to stay relevant. But this? Tacky, tacky ring, “candid” shots, stroking his face to give the best ring angle? Amateur hour and horribly obvious. Ouch.

  8. LiLo says:

    She is amazing. I adore her. Her ring is classy and simple just like her. Just beautiful. I wish them all the best.

  9. Smashley says:

    I think the ring is nice, too big for my taste, but nice nonetheless. I don’t see too many of Jen’s movies and I was never a FRIENDS fan but I’m happy she’s found love after Brad Pitt. I love her classic style and she seems like a nice person.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Smashley, who wrote: “I think the ring is nice, too big for my taste, but nice nonetheless. I don’t see too many of Jen’s movies and I was never a FRIENDS fan but I’m happy she’s found love after Brad Pitt.”

      (Blinks) But didn’t she find love with Vince Vaughn and John Mayer ‘after’ Brad Pitt??

    • Thalia says:

      Even if that love she found is at the expense of another woman, Heidi Bivens? Because she broke up Heidi and Justin’s 14 year relationship and stole him, don’t forget.

      Oh, and GrandPoobah, I don’t recall Aniston saying she is in love with Justin either. In fact, she never said she was in love with her ex-husband. She said she didn’t even think he was the love of her life during their marriage. If you use her actually telling the public she is in love as a yardstick, she never has been in love and is not even right now.

      • milly says:

        He & Bivens had a 14 year ON & OFF relationship… and even Bivens says they were off when he met Aniston. If he doesn’t marry her after 14 years, he ain’t gonna. He never proposed to Bivens but he proposed to Jen after about a year. When you know, you know.

  10. Joanna says:

    They seem like they suit each other well. congrats, Jen!

  11. hollyjo says:

    The second and third photos are tripping me up! In #2 she is wearing baggy boyfriend jeans and #3 it is tight capris. Almost everything else is the same.

  12. Nik says:

    If this is her engagement ring why is she wearing it on her right hand? I know Europeans wear them on the right hand but we here in Australia wear it on our left … and I’m pretty sure you Americans do too … don’t you?

    • Joanna says:

      in the pics at the link, she’s wearing it on her left hand.

    • Tulip says:

      Only in certain European countries people wear them on their right hands, but really not in the majority of Europe.
      The wedding ring is worn on the right hand in those countries: Poland, Chile, Greece, Spain, India, Germany, Norway, Austria… Usually Orthodox Christians wear them on their right hands, by Greek tradition.

      I’m European and I wear it on my left hand – and it doesn’t hold any religious significance, as we’re atheists and had a civil ceremony.

      It was ludicrous, in the movie “the Jane Austen book club”, listening to Emily Blunt’s character saying she wore her wedding ring on her right hand like French people do. French people wear them on their left hands, actually.

  13. Toot says:

    Ugly cough drop looking ring. It’s big and gaudy.

    That “candid” photo is like a pic for a jewlery ad and it’s quite laughable, but I hope they last.

  14. mln76 says:

    I mean this is really embarrassing I know the Mini-vans will pretend like it isnt but this whole thing awkward. If only she put as much effort into picking a proper script and acting as she does these publicity stunts she would be better off…

  15. Annie says:

    Does anyone need a ring that big? Even wealthy people, I get that you can afford different things, and that’s cool to be honest, but flaunting your wealth like that is tacky. It also screams “I paid for it! No way he did!” Obviously he cannot afford that! So embarrassing, Jen. I used to root for you. I legit root for your ex now.

    I’ve said a million times here that I want a nice ring or GTFO… I would rather have no ring but a true love, than a desperate forced “love” with a huge rock to make people think I’m happy. To make myself think that I’m happy. And that photo op? Embarrassing. So transparent and on Mondays so it makes the tabloid covers on Wednesday. This people really know how to work the press. Think about that when they talk crap about the paparazzi and their lack of privacy. They benefit from the papz, why else is is still legal?

    • anneesezz says:

      How do you figure he can’t afford to buy it himself? Do you have any idea what he has done in his career? He’s a writer, producer and director. Producers are the people who make the real money, then pay the actors.

      • mln76 says:

        His net worth is less than a tenth of hers so chances are…a while back Ted Casablanca wrote about what a higher profile celeb does when engaged to a man who can’t afford an A-list rock one option is a huge discount from the jeweler in exchange for publicity…one is the actress cutting a check herself then feigning surprise. I.hope for the jewelers sake she got the check ring is straight up fug even pro Aniston sites are saying that.

      • Annie says:

        Please. He’s not a relevant writer, producer, director. Do you know how many of those are in Hollywood? Doesn’t mean they have money. And Jennifer is super rich. Maybe he could afford it if he sold everything he owned. That thing looks expensive as hell. I’m not saying he’s Casper Smart, but he’s no Brad Pitt either. Not even he splurged this much on Angelina.

      • GrandPoobah says:

        Annie: How do you know how much the ring cost? How do you know he can’t afford it? Are you privy to his personal finances?

        And no one believes you ever ‘rooted’ for Aniston.

  16. lady_luck says:

    I like them as a couple. They seem balanced and happy. Like they would share a good laugh and be fun to be around. When Brangelina are together it seems forced, strained. And she would never allow people into their circle. I’ve always suspected Brad stayed with her due to the attachment of the kids only. Take the kids out of the equation and he would have left crazy bones years ago.

    • cs says:

      What does Angie and Brad have to do with this thread? It’s about JA’s big,tacky gaudy ring.

    • Kim says:

      Right because a man has never left a woman with kids GMAB.Put down the tabloids. The ring looks fake to go along with the “relationship “

    • Ed45 says:

      @lady luck: thank you, Chelsea Handler! Very clever!

    • jamie says:

      Whoa boy, are you intentionally baiting the crazies? lol

    • Annie says:

      If their relationship was so fake, Jennifer wouldn’t feel so compelled to flaunt her engagement on the week Brad is launching his Chanel campaign.
      I think he made the right choice. She was done with this guy until she saw Brange got engaged, then it was like GET BACK HERE! Jennifer always needs attention and validation all the time. She needs her bully friends like Chelsea Handler to come out and say the things she’s afraid to say to not lose her likeability and Nice Girl image, but she’s a Mean Girl in the end. And a selfish human being. She would never adopt a child from a poor country, or go to war striken countries and do the things Angelina does. Ange might not be perfect, and maybe there’s problems in her relationship with Brad (what couple doesn’t have them?) but she tries to do good things that many celebrities (and even us) would never do. I’ve never seen Jennifer do anything of substance. She spends all her time off in luxurious resorts in Mexico. This stone just shows how superficial she is.

    • Emily says:

      I don’t understand the necessity of picking sides. I can’t stand any of them. They all have hideous taste, they’re all smug, they all have way too much money, and they are all boring as hell.

    • Ravin says:

      Actually, I met someone in the business who worked for them and for many of their staff (one of her best friends was a nanny for them for over a year). She tells me that they go through staff “faster than you and I change underwear” because of how horrible they are to people. Angelina doesn’t believe in setting any rules…like, ANY…for her kids, but she blames the staff or brad when they act up. She also says that it’s common knowledge that the couple fights like cats and dogs, and that they call each other horiffic names. She says its clear they have no respect for one another besides money, and that they wouldn’t be together if not for the kids and the money they make when together. I asked about the engagement, and she roled her eyes and said “they were no longer getting the coverage that they used to”, and that she doubts it will actually happen.

  17. CleaK says:

    It’s not a cabochon but there is certainly something off about it. In one picture it does appear fully faceted but there was almost a weird sheen to it, maybe moonstone-ish? It also might be an antique style or just photographing weirdly. Camilla Alves’ does the same thing because hers is a rose cut, which I don’t think this one is. Maybe Jen has a nasty habit of putting on lotion while wearing the ring and the stone is just incredible filthy, whatever the reason, I’m not feeling this one.

  18. GiGi says:

    Maybe it’s an antique cut? Maybe even a rose cut diamond? It’s not so lovely looking in the photos – hopefully it’s more beautiful in person…

    • gg says:

      Bingo. Looks like about a 22 carat antique mine or rose cut diamond, it would have some flaws, thus catching more opaque light.

      Nobody cuts a diamond into a cabochon. That would be ridiculous.

      • GiGi says:

        It should be mentioned, also, that the antique cuts (rose, old mine, oec, acc) are MUCH more affordable (relatively, of course) than the traditional modern cuts. So there’s a chance he did actually buy the thing himself ;)

      • gg says:

        @ Gigi, I would kill to get a large mine or rose-cut diamond myself. They are still affordable, yet increasingly rare. But I’m a gem collector and jewelry maker, so I don’t give a rip what other people think about my damn ring.

        For the uninitiated, the reason these are set plainly is to show off the fact that they are a vintage cut, especially if it’s a modern setting. You want as much light to come through the sides as possible since there are relatively few facets, and you can’t place smaller modern diamonds next to them – they won’t match or sparkle the same at all.

        And I don’t mean 70s vintage, I mean like fit for the V&A vintage. I’d love to see a clear shot of this ring close up.

      • bluhare says:

        I have a ring with two older diamonds. One fell out. It’s an unfaceted cut, in that it doesn’t shine like a brilliant, Ascher, etc. And it was so unusual, the other diamond had to be removed from the ring, sent to Israel for a diamond cutter to make a match. And it was only 1/4 carat.

        So, yep, you can have an unfaceted cut, but it’s a pain in the butt if you have to match one!!

      • GiGi says:

        Yes! I’m looking to upgrade my e ring this year. I have a D flawless round brilliant – it is lovely. But I am obsessed with Old Mines and Antique Cushion Cuts. Ob. Sessed. And I can get a 3 carat old mine for 1/4 what a modern round brilliant would cost!

  19. Jackson says:

    I really hope that is not THE RING. Seriously it is way too large and tacky looking. Whoever above said JA pretends to be low maintenance but really isn’t is spot on. Ugh. I hope that is just a joke ring or something and they’re having a laugh about it.

  20. Annie says:

    I’ll be super honest here but I thought this guy was SO EFFING CUTE as the Cowboy on Romie and Michelle’s High School Reunion – UNF!

  21. Brown says:

    Am I the only person in the world that has ZERO vested interest in the Jen Brad Angie love triangle? I mean I honestly just do not have any feelings toward any of the three of them. This ring is not my style but whatever, if you like the costume jewlery look, more power to you. Angie’s wasn’t my style either.

    I always feel kind of left out on the Jen/Angie threads. I wish I had a dog in this fight but no matter how hard I try I just can’t make myself care. So sad.

    • TheOriginalTiffany says:

      I’m with you. I just don’t really like Aniston. As an actress or seemingly as a person. Nothing to do with the triangle at all.

      Yes she looks very Babs like and not in a good way.

      That ring is hideous, looks tacky and gaudy and I think it isridiculous and not even pretty. Big diamonds are questionable for me for all the reasons already mentioned.

      They court all this attention, all the paps and tabloids and complain, all while her whole career is based on playing Rachel.

      • Brown says:

        My issue with big diamonds is that they always look fake to me. Always. I am trying to think of one instance where a celeb had an absolutely enormous ring and I thought “wow, there’s a nice diamond.” My reaction is usually more along the lines of “wow, that looks like a Ring Pop” or makes me think of plastic costume jewlery.

        Bigger isn’t always better, ladies!

      • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

        TheOriginalTiffany: I agree with you and I feel exactly the same way about this person/subject. Get outta my head! lol :)

    • gg says:

      I think you’re on the right track. ;)

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      @Brown-Trust me when I tell you-you don’t want to be invested in these threads. In this case, it’s good to be left out because the level of crazy that the “triangle” posts bring is frightening.

      For the record, I’m completely indifferent to Aniston. She gets lambasted on every post about how “superficial” and “boring” she is, when the truth is that she’s no more/less superficial than almost every other actress (and actor) in HWood. It’s a superficial industry-people have to look like living dolls so they can get paid to play pretend. This is not inherently meaningful, profound work guys.

      She makes bad rom-coms. So does Kate Hudson, so does Katherine Heigl, WGAF?

      I’ve never understood why people get so worked up about everything this woman does. It’s always seemed so completely bizarre to me. If she’s such a boring, non-entity then why is everyone so invested in everything she does? Why are we all analyzing her engagement ring? For such a boring woman she sure garners a lot of interest.

      • Brown says:

        Yeah, “indifferent” is a good way to describe how I feel about Angie and Jen. I can appreciate the humanitarian work Angie and Brad do, but I still find her “meh.” Also I don’t think she’s a great actress…. Shhhh!

        And as far as Jen goes, I loved her as Rachel…. other than that, I have zero investment in her, personally or professionally. She is pretty bland. And I don’t think she’s a great actress either… Shhhh!

        Man I’m gonna make enemies on here today! :)

        Brad is sexy so I’ll give him that.

      • gg says:

        OKitten – I really can’t believe the venom is still going after – how many years?

      • I Choose Me says:

        I was sure the triangle nonsense would taper off over the years. Boy was I wrong.

        I like Angie, am mostly meh about Brad and don’t care much for Aniston. I understand that they are neither of them perfect and that they ALL play the PR game. I also get why persons might identify with either AJ or JA but the over investment, that I don’t get. Shrug.

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        OKitt, she does bring on lots of ill will. I’m kind of a huge rom-com hater, so all those actresses are not my favs.

        I happen to just hate huge diamonds, I think they look tacky. I’m more of a stacked band kind of gal.

        Hudson, JLo, I hate all their movies and think they are all one note actresses of no real acting chops.

        JMO and taste.

      • Thalia says:

        “If she’s such a boring, non-entity then why is everyone so invested in everything she does?”
        Because some like to give it back to the Jenloons who are beyond nasty and obsessive.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @OTiff-I hear ya. I’m not a fan of Rom Coms either but I blame Hollywood and the audiences who pay to watch that sh*t more than I blame the actresses that take the rom com roles. They’re just trying to earn a paycheck and honestly, Hollywood is FULL of one-note actresses-in fact, they make up the majority.

        I just think it’s so odd that everyone accuses this woman of “famewhoring” when she became famous in the first place because she was on a famous TV show that pulled in millions for NBC. How can someone who is rightly famous famewhore? How is she striving for fame when the public made her a household name just by watching “Friends”? I just don’t get that spin on things.

        Anyway, I hear ya about the mediocre actresses although Sandra Bullock might be the most one-note actress I’ve ever seen in my life and she is highly worshipped/praised on C/B so…? *shrugs*

  22. chloe says:

    To big and gaudy for my taste, but I also hate Angelina’s ring. But best of luck to both couples. And as for her showing it off, I guess I’m just as guilty as Jen, when I got engaged I was flashing my small but beautiful ring around for weeks:)

  23. L says:

    I don’t mind that the rock is huge. I except celebrities to have big diamond/gemstone rings.

    What I hate is the cut and the setting. It looks like rough cut, the edges are totally uneven. And the setting is totally budget. It has zero design. Zilch.

  24. Franny says:

    Her idea and my idea of understated are very different apparently…

  25. kira says:

    How much you wanna bet she paid for the ugly ice cube? No way this guy put up a million dollars for this–unless he wasn’t asked to sign a pre-nup–and he thought it was a good “investment”? Time will tell…

    Everything about the way she’s posing with him says, “Look at ME–Tabloids! LOOK! LOOK!” The pics look so staged.

    Hope the two cheating louses are SO happy together. They certainly are loving each othe–cough, cough–the attention. :-)

  26. Rhea says:

    Well, her fans who were screaming that Jolie did a photo op by showing her engagement ring can start screaming that to Aniston, too. Don’t forget to start screaming also about blood diamond and why didn’t she get smaller ring and donate most of it to St. Jude. ;)

    As for the ring…well…it’s simple but grabbing the attention with the size. I think it fits her personality well. But IMHO, the “exciting revealing moment” kinda gone since they showed the ring long after the engagement announcement. Congrats for them, but still the timing makes you wonder. Why NOW?????

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Rhea number 27, who wrote: “Well, her fans who were screaming that Jolie did a photo op by showing her engagement ring can start screaming that to Aniston, too. Don’t forget to start screaming also about blood diamond and why didn’t she get smaller ring and donate most of it to St. Jude. ;)

      THIS to the 1,000th power! Where ‘are’ all those indignant folks? :D

  27. Jayna says:

    She looks like Barbra Streisand in that first photo.

  28. The Original Mia says:

    Ugly & gaudy. Low maintenance my butt!

  29. anneesezz says:

    You all realize that most women don’t pick out their own rings, right? If you think the ring is ugly, how is it her fault? I’m really not following. Maybe it’s a family ring. He comes from money.

  30. Dibba says:

    Is Justin’s jacket actually red? Maybe it looks black from all the black dye dripping on it? It has red in the creases. I think it’s a fake engagement ring and she’s messing with the media. It looks like one I bought at Macy’s as a joke for $9.99. Either way I don’t really care too much. It’s all relative the amount spent on engagement rings. I am not a jewelry person so I am not one to evaluate

  31. Krock says:

    Wow she looks like Barbara Striesand in that first pic! Whoaaaaaa!

  32. shocked&appalled says:

    She has the worst style. Boyfriend jeans with a schoolboy blazer, a BELT, and bright white tennis shoes? Horrible. And in those engagement ring photos I can’t deal with that horrible fat belt (what’s with the terrible belts? so early 1990s), the terrible tacky sunglasses and those faded jeans. Girlfriend needs a style intervention. It hasn’t changed in over a decade and it looks both dated and tacky. I guess that shows that you cannot always buy style.

  33. lynn says:

    It is so big and cloudy that I am thinking she is playing a joke on the paparazzi and us:) I feel it is a fake and not her real ring.

  34. Joanna says:

    I like her ring. My aunt’s ring was about that size and she had a lot less money than Jen. By simple, it’s the cut and design people are referring to. i like it.

  35. G says:

    It looks like some gemstone bought in a Santa Fe tourist shop. I don’t care about the ring, but obviously she wants the attention.

  36. Raven Sparrow says:

    Hate Jennifer’s ring.
    Hate Angelina’s ring.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:


      J/k. And I agree with you-neither is nice imo. I actually like Blake Lively’s better than both.

      *runs and hides*

      • Raven Sparrow says:


        Actually, I’m with you 100%! Blake’s ring is very pretty.

        *runs to hide beside TOKitten*

      • Green_Eyes says:

        Love the Gold band Angelina will wear in place of her ring in most cases & love Blake’s ring if it comes down to either of the 3. But in agreement neither Jen’s or Angelina’s ring does it for me. No team here… But do love Angelina, have since her her first film). Just as I thought Aniston was okay, but never got the whole Friends or Rachel’s cut craze. Funny how whether you liked or disliked each separately & had nothing to do w/ the other party… One is still lumped into a “team”.

        For years Angelina has reminded me of one of my nieces, still does. Angelina’s twins & Shiloh are dead wringers for my two greatnieces.. However I didn’t realize the physical resemblance til her estranged father saw her for the first time after 14 years & took her to back home w/ him to LA for a month. All his friends & her step mom saw right off a young Angelina, she was even approached to impersonate her.

      • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

        Green_Eyes: I agree with you. The ‘team’ stuff is utterly ridiculous. It is quite possible to like/dislike a celeb and have it have NOTHING to do with a stupid, BS tabloid driven soap opera.

        And yeah I didn’t think Blake Lively’s ring was that bad either. *shrugs*

        PopSuger had some pics up yesterday of a ton of celebs engagement rings and there were a hell of a lot of butt ugly rings on there. Aniston is not alone in having an ugly engagement ring lol.

    • Emily says:

      Me too. I also find their fiancés equally attractive. As attractive as a block of wood.

  37. valleymiss says:

    I will freely admit I’m a Jen apologist, but I do really like the ring. Yes, it’s gaudy…but stylewise, I much prefer it to Angelina’s (might as well bring up the comparison since the Celebitchy article did too, right?) To paraphrase Lainey Gossip, Angelina’s ring is all angles and cold and Jen’s is big and rounded, like a comforting hug or something. Lol Angelina’s ring is like her…bony and angular. Jen’s is like Jen is becoming…puffy. ;-) bravo to JustJen. I like ‘em more and more every day.

  38. Sugar says:

    it was late (way too late) last night when I first saw “it” (the ring) & my first thought was oh those 2 kids they are really f*cking with us again. first the smartwater ad & now the ring.
    that’s kinda sad because if it was me I’d be like “no really this is IT really” while my friends would be “oh ha-ha u pulled another pratical joke… no really let’s see the real ring”

  39. shannon says:

    I’m not a fan of her ring or Angelina’s ring. I’ve never been a big bling person anyway, but as far as a “ring competition,” the rings don’t look similar at all. I don’t see the bfd, rich people get big rocks. Is she supposed to go around wearing a rubber band on her ring finger so no one thinks she’s trying to compete? Seems a little unfair. I don’t get why people can’t just let both couples be happy and assume the best for both.

    Obviousy, Jennifer and Brad were heading in different directions. Let’s just hope all four of them are happy, shall we?

  40. jojo says:

    i’m sure she is really nice, but everything i read about her, see about her, etc screams ‘high maintenance’.

    i think thats why Brad left. Angie doesnt strike me as the ‘buy me the biggest ring to show off’ kinda gal. She’s more center, low-key and genuinely a normal person.

  41. tmbg says:

    I don’t like big engagement rings. They scream QVC Diamonique Today’s Special Value to me. It can be yours for three payments of $19.99.

  42. Janet says:

    It looks like something out of a Crackerjack box.

  43. Madpoe says:

    Wow for a second, the first pix she kinda looks like barbra Streisand.
    Sorry my coffee isn’t waking me up yet.

  44. Mira says:

    These people, Jen and Jolie flashing their rings in staged photo-ops, are damn tenacious. Their commitment to play the media game is amazing. They need an award just for their commitment.

    • ade says:

      maybe jennifer… well dear they announced their engagement in the height of brad and angie rumor wedding.. and then after 2 months or so? showed us the engagement ring close to brad channel ads teaser

    • Toot says:

      I’m giving it to Angelina for the more realistic looking ring pic and not obviously staged.

      When Angelina’s ring was first pictured it wasn’t in your face and if you didn’t study the pic it might have been missed.

    • Mira says:

      @ade/Toot – I wish Jen was half as committed to her acting job like she is to playing the media game. She would have had at least a few decent movies to her credit. Except for The Good Girl none of her movies are worth watching, even on DVD/netflix. Ditto with Jolie. Girl, Interrupted was her last good movie. Among the three it’s Brad who has branched out to produce/act in interesting films. Acting is their primary job, not fucking with the media. If this ring-flash is indeed a calculated move on Jen’s part then it’s more pathetic than all her shitty movies combined. She has issues if she thrives on this media game. I have defended Jen a few times on CB because of the vitriol against her…well, she really should channel her energy into acting.

  45. Mac says:

    Together they can take it to the end of the line.

  46. Cam S says:

    Wow. Don’t care for Jen Aniston but when I read this article… BIASED MUCH? I didn’t read a congratulations anywhere.

    Will NEVER understand the hate for this woman. I don’t care how big an ass she was/is, SHE was the one cheated on. End of. Wish her happiness. Can’t understand why this poor woman can’t enjoy a happy engagement WITHOUT being compared to Angelina.

    But the ring itself is indeed hideous

    • Kim says:

      She received congratulations months ago when he told People magazine about engagement.She and Courtney told VF Brad didn’t cheat.Her buddy Handjob Handler talks about Jolie incessantly .

    • kira says:

      I will NEVER understand the people who are like Aniston never deserves any criticism whatsoever. She was cheated on….an innocent forever-victim who can do no wrong….what a fairy tale.

      HELLO, Aniston cheated, too! She admitted to knowing Justin for 5 years. The guy was in a committed, live-in relationship for like, 12 years. Justin/Jen met on-set, started knocking boots, and lying about it to the press when pics came out (we’re only “good friends”). His long-time girlfriend didn’t move out until months later, and released a few bitter statements, like I won’t talk unless they mention me by name first. Aniston then released pics of herself kissing Justin to the press the same week his live-in girlfriend is moving out. This from the lady who complained about Brad missing a “sensitivity chip”?

      In short, Aniston is a cheating hypocrite, a bad actress, and a tacky famewhore.

      • Sugar says:

        kira! i totally agree with your entire statement-such a sham that JA got a free pass with the timeline of her & Justin “getting together” in fact its pretty revolting how she treated Heidi. BTW my opinion of Heidi is that she is awesomely cool in that she has quietly just gone on with her life & work.

      • gennline says:

        I have been wondering for sometime(although I know I should’nt)do you think that Aniston+Theroux actually sleep together?They do not seem to have any sexual or intimate chemistry at all.
        Do you think that this is a relationship of convenience – she gets a so called protector and he gets a leg up in the industry.There is nothing personal about the ring,she is a small person in stature the ring should be more delicate.

      • Go Figure! says:

        Kira: You’ve said what I’ve said all alone. Only thing is, this is America’s Sweetheart (although not mine) and she is constantly given a free pass for all the things she does. What about the so-called engagement to Vince Vaughn, which he nipped in the bud fast, quick and in a hurry. The only thing is now she has someone to play her game. Hope she gets her money’s worth out of Justin. And while Justin may be a “talented” writer, there is no way he has earned $10 million. And yes, for those people who don’t want to believe, Aniston did cheat with Justin and the husband of another one of her friends (I just can’t remember his name).

    • Thalia says:

      No Cam S, Aniston was NOT cheated on! In fact, Brad was the one betrayed by her. I will never understand how are so gullible they fell for a tabloid lie. Especially since Aniston is a homewrecker herself and stole Justin from Heidi Bivens. I will never understand why those like yourself don’t feel for Heidi being cheated on when Aniston stole her man, but I guess because Heidi isn’t famous, just a costume co-ordinator, behind the scenes, she doesn’t count right? The hypocrisy of the Jenloons falling for a lie of something that never happened yet have no problems with Aniston being a homewrecker, is unbelievable. Give your sympathy to Heidi Bivens, if you want to feel sorry for someone that was actually cheated on, not a homewrecker and man-stealer like Aniston.

  47. serena says:

    Ugh, I expected better. It’s too huge and really ugly.

  48. Starlight says:

    Why does she keep doing this?

  49. Joy says:

    That “candid” shot was so staged. When I first saw the ring the first thing I said was ‘it looks like quartz, how dreadful.’

    Just watch though it’s probably some conflict-free raw diamond. She probably thought ‘suck it Saint Angie! who’s the humanitarian now!?’

  50. abby says:

    TACKY!! wth? THAT is the best he could do? it’s way too big and BORING

  51. Lila says:

    Should have got Blake Lively’s photog for their “candid.”

  52. Green_Eyes says:

    For a “simple beach girl” that’s a huge gaudy ring would have been prettier 1/2 the sizeb& CLEAN! Looks like she either forgot to clean it when it came out of the cracker jack box, dipped in in a vat of lotion, or is trying to make the worlds cloudiest diamond ( oh wait her PR will have a super cool awesome name for it like milky blue diamond). For all the peek a boo games She has played regarding her engagement ring, guess I expected something more tasteful not something so huge & yes white cabochon quartz looking.

  53. Me says:

    Why is she making that awful face in the first picture? She looks like someone’s crazy old Aunt or something.
    The black top or whatever is awful. It looks like something I have from Express. The shorter hair ages her. I really like JA, and I usually like her style, hair and makeup. I don’t know what’s going on with her of late. Keep the hair longer and layoff the fillers! I don’t give a hoot about the ring. I’m worried about the amounts of chemicals she’s injecting into her face!

  54. Wat a clueless bunch of hypocrite sum commenters are, projecting much

  55. lisa2 says:

    LOL that ring does not say “girl next door” or beach, and casual and care free. That rings say LOOK at what he got me. I’m happy and moved on and all

    and you notice her fans are not saying how she should have gotten a smaller one. or donated to charity. Just like they never care about the cars she drives or the mansions she lives in. It is never expected for her to donate to any cause outside of St. Judes. All she has to do is a 2 minute PSA and OH MY GOSH she is the Sh-t. Well jen lives large and spends money like crazy too. But the myth of her being the Every Woman is just that a myth.

    wonder why no info on who made the ring. That would be a huge thing for someone.
    anyway the ring is ugly in that it looks like a huge stone slapped in a setting. But she got what she wanted. And the timing is very obvious too.

    but spin away.

    • Mac says:

      Jennifer Aniston supports these as well as other charities and causes.


      Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

      Clothes Off Our Back

      EB Medical Research Foundation

      Entertainment Industry Foundation

      Feeding America

      Friends of El Faro


      Habitat For Humanity

      Lili Claire Foundation

      Luke Neuhedel Foundation

      Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation


      Project A.L.S.

      Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

      Stand Up To Cancer

      St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

      US Campaign for Burma

      Perhaps Jennifer just prefers to remain out of the limelight for some of her charitable endeavors.

      • Emma says:

        Going to a dinner sponsored by one of these charities does not mean she supports them. I remember when she did that St. Jude commercial with a dying little girl asking for help and then she was asked on the red carpet weeks later about the girls death and she had no idea. Yeah, she really cares.

      • kira says:

        Jennifer prefers to remain out of the limelight? BWHAHA–that has to be a joke….she’s done everything in her power to court attention.

        As for charity, if she was so private, then why do the commercials + all the on-tv fundraisers? Last year, she released her Christmas card to the press, showing she donates in lieu of giving gifts…doesn’t sound so private to me.

        And, what does she do for all these charities exactly? I know a little about one of the charities since it’s close by. The Rape/Abuse Charity was David Schwimmer’s personal project, which he’s supported by holding fundraisers. She showed up once for an event 20 yrs ago. As far as “support” goes, you cannot tell what she’s done besides show up once. Did she write a check? Do anything recently? Showing up for an event–that’s not exactly hard. You can’t say she supports something without actual details.

      • GrandPoobah says:

        Kira: ‘Showing up for an event–that’s not exactly hard’

        Um what? So charity doesn’t count unless its hard?

        Moving on from that nonsense, charity events are FUNDRAISERS. Fundraising is an extremely important part of running a charity. Where do you think charities get the money to do all the ‘hard’ things they do?

        They don’t just put on a party and everyone gets drunk and then they go home. Certain charities can raise millions of dollars in one night to help thousands of people.

        She’s not just ‘showing up to events’. She’s fundraising.

        Conversely, you can’t say she DOESN’T support something without actual details. She doesn’t make a big deal of her charity work. That doesn’t mean she does nothing.

        She did not release the Christmas card. Someone she sent it to took a bad picture and sent it to a blog. She doesn’t have a history of making a big deal about her charity work-it seems totally out of character for her to have done that.

    • Joanna says:

      what causes do you donate to? is everyone expected to donate to charities? or do you judge by income level?

      who are you to tell her to donate to charity? or how to spend her money?

      what kind of car do you drive? what charity do you donate too? oh, it’s none of my business? well is it your business how jennifer spends her moneY? she made it, she can spend it how she wants.

      not trying to be mean, but you would get pissed if somebody tried to tell you how to spend your money.

  56. @Lisa2… We all cant be SaintANGIE so stop bashing sum1 else 4 being different. Stop making other pple feel small bcus they cant be as humanitarian as Angie and she also got her rock so wats d beef. Angie is doing a great job and i applaud her for it but stop d comparing and contrasting already, dnt be overly invested in other pple’s life choice. Oh! I know u are entitled to ur own opinion like im entitled to mine

    • Zoid says:

      I think what she was trying to point out was that a TON of commenters when AJ got engaged were all ‘How dare she! Diamonds aren’t always conflict free! How dare she not get a smaller ring and donate the rest to charity! How dare she even get engaged at all, they have kids so what’s the point???!’ Something no other celeb ring and engagement post has had to deal with.

    • lisa2 says:

      @zoid thanks for having the forsight to understand what my post was saying. I didn’t trash anyone. What I did do was go to the archives and read the comments on someone elses post when they got engaged. And those were the judgmental quotes I read. And I don’t give a sh-t how Jennifer spends her money. And I hope “boring commenters” you quick to jump to the defense of others so passionately.

      but I won’t be waiting.

    • Kyle says:

      You guys are literally up Angie’s arse. People say things like that about her because she brings it upon herself. She’s very showy and pretentious about her charity work, so people are baffled when she makes a costume jewelry line or she buys another mansion like the celebrity she is. If she didn’t brag so much about all that she does, people would shrug off her carbon footprint like they do for other celebs.

  57. FalconEddie says:

    She does look just like Babbs, epec in that 1st pic. I wonder if she hadnt had those 2 nose jobs, she would be a Babbs clone, lol.

  58. Liberty says:

    JA: Why are you just sitting there like that? Didn’t you go pick up my boots?

    JT: My babe, I must ask: why have you not yet worn our new ring?

    JA: Don’t you read my texts? There is a lot riding on this, my love-stuffed leather ottoman of pleasure! This is my CAREER and we are SURROUNDED by perfume ads and all I have is BOTTLED WATER! OR haven’t you noticed while you’re “writing” your “script” for “Liam,” maybe?

    JT: But, my babe, my manager and family are asking what’s taking so long for you to celebrate our super maverick soul connection in, like, ITW and HELLO and OK!

    JA: Yeah, well, you’re on A-list time now, my squid-inked soldier of fortune. Anyway, there is something weird about the ring. Did you notice anything when you went to New York to pick it up?

    JT: — Why, what do you mean, my babe? Your ass is looking very high today, by the way —

    JA: — I tried to make it cut the glass over THEIR picture in the spinning room, and it wouldn’t. And it looks sort of like, cloudy?

    JT: Well – well – she – he – the jeweler told me it is a very rare – a super rare Yellow Blonde Legolas Shallow cut! And – very old! Like, from royalty! In France! So I mean, I totally for sure spent everything you gave me on, like, just the stone part –

    JA: — Oooh a genuine old French Blonde Legolas Shallow cut!! That sounds amazing! okay let me go get a blow-out—call Terry! Tell him I need to look engaged, but like I’m laughing about it, because we are rebels and all that but I have to look like Charlize in Dior too. Hurry!

  59. Lindsey says:

    Looks tacky actually…like those big ass cubic zirconia rings they used to sell at New York and Company

  60. tracking says:

    Gosh, I hope that’s not the real ring. She normally wears such nice, understated jewelry, never remotely flashy. This doesn’t seem like her at all. Ugh.

  61. serena says:

    this is the tackiest sh-t ever. I’m RICH, LOOK AT ME! we get it. so desperate.

  62. Emma says:

    The ring is ugly and yes, tacky! Come on enough with the enormous diamonds. It’s great to have money and have a nice rock, but when it’s too big, it just screams new money and look at me! Jennifer Aniston is hot, her movies are awful, but she does have an appeal. But I am so over her love life and whatever happened with Brangelina eons ago.

  63. bluhare says:

    Why would anyone want a ring that makes them an automatic mugging target?

    If you have to wear a fake one, why bother?

  64. Emma says:

    Ring is cheap and tacky just like her. I’m so sick of her saying she wants people to stop focusing on her love life and then sets up a photoshoot to debut her ring right before tabloids go out. Just like she announced her own engagement when no one was asking on a Monday so she’ll be on all the covers. She’s so transparent and I can’t believe so many people still fall for her crap.

  65. Paloma says:

    Seeing the size of this diamond, I have to wonder if some part of her is competing with Angelina’s ring.

  66. Anon says:

    I like what Gawker and Lainey had to say about the ring. I wish they would get married already cause these “coincidences” that always seem to happen whenever the Jolie-Pitts have something coming out should stop, right? No bride should care what their ex is doing or his partner, especially one that has schooled so many with all her self-help talk.

    • Kyle says:

      I shouldn’t even respond, because I know it will be like talking to a brick wall, but holy crazy. Brad, Angie and Jen are always going to have endorsements, red-carpet appearances and film releases. There wouldn’t be a time when Jen could show her ring off and it wouldn’t coincide with what they’re doing. You’re reaching with this. Conversely, people say that Angie announcing her pregnancy on the day of jen’s movie release was “sketchy”. Wtf? It’s conjecture.

  67. Pollo says:

    I actually like it. I think it’s great that she brought gold back.

  68. GoodCapon says:

    It looks gaudy to me.the band is nowhere to be seen and as for the rock, bigger is not always better.

  69. SaftD says:

    You can find an exact replica at your local Forever 21 for $9.99

  70. KellyinSeattle says:

    I tried to watch a Friends episode last night but couldn’t; it was too awful. I don’t care about her ring; to each their own…seems like she’s been filming her movie forever.

  71. videli says:

    I wouldn’t mind a ring like that. I’d sell that mother in the first 24 hours. And buy a Camaro. Buy 10 Camaros actually.

  72. blacksred says:

    are the last two pictures taken the same day? how come her jeans look so drastically different?

  73. G says:

    This is the first time I ever seen anyone debut their engagement ring without a manicure to go with it.

  74. skuddles says:

    She looks eerily like Barbara Streisand in that first pic…

    I’m guessing from the look of the rock she had to pay for it herself. If she wanted people to think Justin actually bought she should have settled for something a bit less ostentatious.

  75. Dinah says:

    “Sorry, I just know how this will turn out in the end. Carry on.”

    LMAO… seriously.

  76. A says:

    Not a pretty ring. I’m surprised it’s so big and gaudy, because that doesn’t really seem like her style.

  77. teamangie says:

    It’s amazing how goofy Jennifer’s fans are. You all think she’s some angelic victim who deserves the world.

    She’s old and needs to retire. Her projects make no money and Friends was 18 years ago now. It’s over JA move to Idaho now.

  78. Francesca says:

    It looks like a lump of sugar that got stuck to her finger.

  79. hmmm says:

    I am indifferent to this couple but love rings. Not a fan of monster gems; I think they’re rather vulgar.

  80. zut alors! says:

    I’m wondering what the spin from her camp will be, now that the prevailing sentiment seems to be the ring is needlessly big, tacky and gaudy.

  81. kosy says:

    Call me naive, but I really don’t think they staged this ‘photoshoot’ with the paps. Who debuts their engagement ring with no manicure, and while wearing tennis shoes?

    Also, these pictures make the ring look awful, cloudy, and cheap. There’s no way they’d have set this up themselves, without a better, more flattering shot.

  82. Madison says:

    Looks like every other celebs too big gaudy ring, big diamond rings like this are mostly awful. Blake Lively’s was the only one I’ve seen recently that was your typical massive diamond celeb ring that looked ok.

  83. Nev says:

    Is it possible that she put a big fake diamond on to make fun of all the speculation? She has been making fun of alot lately.

  84. jbhjikj says:

    i like it! i don’t think it’s too big at all

  85. Lurkeelee says:

    hahaha, OMG, Celebitchy you nailed it. I saw the ring photo on another site and immediately thought that looks like a quartz ring I bought purely for fun from QVC a while ago. Maybe it’s just the angle of the photos or something, but it either looked quartz or like an uncut diamond in the rough if you will. Yeah and you know she totally bought it herself, hehe.

  86. stinkyman says:

    Wishing you a long and happy life, Jen. Your guy rocks.

  87. skyetiffany says:

    i swear i thought the header image was barbara streisand…

  88. Lulu says:

    I think the diamond looks much better in the comparison photo even though you still can’t see it clearly. But then again AJ’s ring is so hideous anything would look good next to it.

  89. lisa2 says:

    I had forgotten this.. just rememebered after all the talk of her looking like BABS..
    but does anyone recall there was an interview where the interviewer told Jennifer Aniston that she looked like Barbara Streisand and you would have thought the guy had insulted her. She sputtered and made some dumb face and tried to cover it up. I wish I could remember the interview.. but it could be on youtube. Don’t care enough to look, it was so funny.

    I love Babs.. and SNL has said for years. She is like Butter..

  90. Ranunculus says:

    The whole J Anniston and before that B. Pitt thing is so off-putting to me. These people are celebs more than actors with limited talent and the only reason they are famous is because they are constantly famewhoring their private life’s for attention. Justin at least is a very talented writer, I hope he knows what he is gotten into with her.

    • lisa2 says:


      Justin seems to be enjoying all the attention. And we get loads of pics of him. You can paint him with whatever brush you want. He is all into whatever is going on and enjoying it. Let’s see if it helps his career. I think right now he is waiting for Ben S. to call him when he gets funding for Zoolander. Justin maybe be talented (debatable) but the man is hardly a well knows writer. He himself has talked about how he struggles to get his writing efforts on the screen.

      Mr. Man ain’t clean regarding famewhoring

  91. Tres Jolie says:

    Maybe this is a spoof engagement ring just like her spoof pregnancy thing couple of weeks ago. Only thing missing here is a bottle of Smartwater.

  92. Suzie says:

    She’s probably got the real diamond in a safe somewhere, and only wears it in private. Celebrities do that you know. Have the identical thing copied in very realistic costume jewelry, so they don’t lose or get robbed of the real thing. However I doubt they could have purchased a real high quality rock that size in private without it becoming known, like the Burton-Taylor diamond.

  93. cw says:

    don’t get it – why is she attracted to him? I find him strange looking….weird…creepy

  94. Kosmos says:

    In the second photo, her jeans look like they belong to someone much bigger LOL…even boy jeans are not this HUGE !

  95. quixotic1205 says:

    I don’t comment very often and to be honest I am not one of those Aniston crazy supporters or Angelina supporters. I just wanted to say though, that when I read posts about either star on this site, it just annoys me to no end.

    Both sides are absolutely insane and delusional. It’s like reading a massive rosarch test. Everyone is just projecting onto these two “archetypes”.

    The truth is both of the, I am sure of it plays the whole “oh-I-don’t-care-about celebrity” angle when really these two camps (JA/JT and BP/AJ) are all about the fame. They are celebrities people! On some level they all want this attention and fame in ways we “normals” can’t comprehend.

    This is why we have regular jobs and private lives, while these MILLIONARES spend an inordinate amount of time doing whatever they do and publicizing their engagements.

    JA/JT obviously loves the media attention. Look at the crazy posed shot.

    BP/AJ is the same exact way! If they were so “private” then none of us would even know about the engagement. They would just be all of a sudden married. Why do we know about the engagement? Because they, and their PR team, wants us to know about it.

    They’re both playing all of us. So instead of fighting about who the bigger famewhore is, can we all just get along and agree they all are?! Now let’s get back to being bitchy and snarky about all of these celebrities.

    (steps of soap box).