Miley Cyrus Shows Off Engagement Ring
First Published: June 7, 2012 5:28 PM EDT Credit: AP, Flynet, Disney, Disney, JFX, Capitol Records, BuzzFoto
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Miley Cyrus is showing off her new bling!
The newly engaged 19-year-old was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday, sporting her engagement ring from fiance Liam Hemsworth.
“The Hunger Games” star gave the “Can’t Be Tamed” singer a 3.5-carat cushion-cut diamond ring. The center stone dates back to the late 19th century.
“It’s designed around the center stone, which is a 19th century old European cut, or a cushion cut. Over 3.5 karats, I used the stone to give me inspiration to design the work around it,” celebrity jeweler Neil Lane, who designed the ring, told Access Hollywood on Wednesday. “It’s really very, very beautiful. It takes a long time to do it. It’s all handmade.”
The stone is set in 18-karat gold, carved with diamond floral motifs.
“It has tiny little diamond work around the gold work. It’s an art nouveau feeling,” he explained. “Very floral, flowery, very feminine. It’s a very romantic ring.”
Neil said Liam had a tall order when it came to creating Miley’s ring.
“Every guy wants to get the most beautiful ring for his girl,” he told Access. “I think it was the same with Liam. He was looking for the most romantic, most beautiful ring that he could find for Miley and hopefully we did the right job.”
According to HollywoodLife.com, the ring is estimated to have cost Liam approximately $100,000.
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