So, Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka got engaged during a New Year’s jaunt in Aspen. In order to seal the deal, the 32-year-old actor bought Paris some pre-marital bling worthy of a heiress, a 20-carat, custom designed, pear-shaped stunner, which was estimated to have put Chris out around $2 million (which, if you go by the old “three months salary” unofficial engagement ring cost estimator, means that he brings in an impressive $666,666 a month).
The platinum-set ring was designed by Chris, and crafted by diamond expert/jewelry designer to the stars Michael Greene, who shared Chris’ inspiration for the sparkler with PEOPLE, recalling:
“Paris at one point in time told Chris she really loved her mother’s pear-shaped diamond, and when Chris came to me that was his request. The pear-shaped really jumped out for him and ultimately for her. He did some fishing, but in the end it was all him. He’s a smart guy, and hangs out a lot with the family, and I think she realized how much she liked her mom’s ring.”
Some eagle-eyed fans noticed a similarity between Paris’ ring, which she has been prominently displaying on the slopes courtesy of a pair of fingerless gloves, and another recent bauble that made headlines, rapper Cardi B’s pear-shaped jewel, bequeathed to her by Migos’ Offset back in October. Even though Cardi’s ring is a mere 8-carats, the two rings do kind of look alike, and you know that neither Chris nor Offset went to Jared for these.
Paris took note of a fan’s tweet that read, “Cardi B and Paris Hilton’s are twinning with the pear shaped rings ! @iamcardib @ParisHilton.” The 36-year-old reality show personality-turned-DJ replied, “Our future hubby’s [sic] obviously both have amazing & similar taste! Congrats @iamcardib & @OffsetYRN! #LuckyGirls #RingGoals.” Aww, Paris… I guess money just can’t buy good grammar.
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) January 4, 2018
Is having a similar engagement ring anything like wearing the same outfit as someone to a party? I don’t know. All I know is that ring is ginormous. I’m a fan of much more subdued jewels, and of being able to lift my hand up quickly when need be. Anyway, congrats, ladies.
Happy Birthday Hubby @offsetyrn i love you so muccchhhh.People see the jewelry and the money ,I see the hard work you put in and how caring you are for others .You take care of family, your kids, gang and friends! You always challenge me to work harder and be better! True King raised by a Queen 👑👑 I loveeee you ,You deserve the world and Me 😂😂😂😂❤️❤️❤️
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