The latest salvo was fired by Jennifer Aniston’s fiancé of two months, actor/screenwriter Justin Theroux, and it’s one heavy bombshell — perhaps eight or nine carats.
That’s the judgment of at least one expert who’s seen the first clear photos of Aniston flashing the engagement ring Theoroux gave her(above, left), photos taken Saturday during the couple’s get-together in Santa Fe, N.M.
So, how does it compare to the ring that Aniston’s ex-husband, Brad Pitt, gave to his longtime love Angelina Jolie (above, right) when the two of them got engaged recently?
Jolie’s ring, designed by Pitt in collaboration with jeweler Robert Procop, has a tablet shaped stone that’s said to weigh four carats and is flanked by other tablet-shaped diamonds that decrease in size as they make their way around the circumference of the ring toward Jolie’s palm.
The ring cost $500,000, according to reports at the time of the couple’s engagement in April.
Judging by the photos, Meksian described Aniston’s ring as a radiant-cut solitaire, with a gemstone of about eight or nine carats. Aniston and Theroux have yet to reveal who designed the engagement ring, the actual carat weight of the stone, who designed it, or how much it cost.That’s about how much Theroux spent on Aniston’s ring, according to jeweler Peter Meksian, who speculated about the sparkler to Celebuzz.
One thing seems certain, however: Aniston’s current engagement ring is bigger than the one Pitt gave her before they married in 2000. That ring, which Silvia Damiani designed in consultation with Pitt, contained 20 diamonds — one large round stone surrounded by three spiraling rows of smaller stones, in a heart-inspired shape.
It was also said to be worth $500,000 — in 1999 dollars.
There is one thing Jolie and Aniston’s current rings have in common: the rectangular, emerald- or radiant-cut doesn’t have many facets, so it doesn’t sparkle as much as some stones, but good jewelers tend to compensate by using higher-clarity diamonds, which seems to be the case for both future brides here