Here comes the bling! After several months of dating, Mariah Carey got engaged last night in New York City to her boyfriend James Packer. If you're wondering what Mariah Carey's 35 carat engagement ring looks like, you are not alone. The Australian businessman proposed with the insanely huge rock that blew every other celebrity engagement ring out of the water, and it left the Internet in a frenzy. Carey's longtime friend, jeweler Wilfredo Rosado, designed the showstopping sparkler for her.
“I took the standards super high, and I wanted to create a ring that could not be measured up to,” Rosado told Vogue. “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.” Carey's engagement ring reportedly took two weeks to make, while the 35-carat diamond is the size of Kim Kardashian's and Beyonce's diamonds combined.
Look, when you're going to give a ring to an artist who has spent more weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts or delivered one of the most beloved holiday songs of all time, it better suit her larger than life personality and iconic career. Carey's boyfriend Packer — the fourth richest person in Australia — definitely had the financial means to carry this out, but more than that, he knew that nothing but a statement diamond ring would look fabulous on the music diva.
Take a closer look at Carey's ginormous engagement ring:
And here's the newly engaged couple, who first met during a movie premiere in 2014:
Carey also joins these seven other celebrities who rock major engagement bling:
Jeweler to the stars Lorraine Schwartz designed Kim's "D Flawless" engagement ring from Kanye West.
Queen B's 18-carat rock given to her by Jay-Z was also created by Schwartz.
The singer's boyfriend Matt Rutler proposed with a ring that he custom-designed.
The Countess got engaged on Valentine's Day with a heart-shaped ring that features hers and boyfriend Taylor Kinney's initials on the band.
Lively sports a 12-carat oval cut diamond from her engagement to Ryan Reynolds.
Action star Jason Statham proposed to the model with a vintage stunner from Neil Lane's archives.
The screen legend's engagement ring from Richard Burton was 33.19 carats held the record for biggest engagement ring... until it was just beat by Carey's.
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