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- Emma Stone is engaged to “Saturday Night Live” writer and segment director David McCary after two years of dating.
- Stone displayed her ring in an Instagram post shared by McCary on Wednesday.
- Gem specialist Ben Khordipour of Estate Diamond Jewelry told Insider that Stone’s engagement ring could cost anywhere between $35,000 to $45,000.
- Stone’s ring appears to feature a rare, natural saltwater pearl in the center, surrounded by a floral halo of diamonds, Khordipour said.
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In the photo of the newly engaged couple, Stone held her hand to the camera to display her ring.
The ring Emma Stone received could cost between $35,000 and $45,000
Benjamin Khordipour, a gem specialist at New York City-based Estate Diamond Jewelry, told Insider via email that the ring could cost anywhere from $35,000 to $45,000.
“The center pearl seems to be a natural saltwater pearl, which is very rare,” Khordipour said of the ring. “It’s accented with diamonds along the sides and surrounded by a floral halo of diamonds.”
The ring’s pearl measures 8.5 millimeters and is rounded with high-luster in the center, Khordipour explained, and it’s set on a platinum mounting.
Several fans commented on the Instagram post to congratulate the couple, saying Stone’s ring was hard to discern because of blurriness.
Another fan turned the actress’ name into a pun, writing: “Emma’s stone looks nice.”
Stone’s engagement ring is contemporary but reminiscent of styles from the early 1900s
“The architecture and workmanship of her ring feel very modern and contemporary. It is very common for designers to take inspiration from earlier jewelry eras and create a modern twist,” Khordipour said. “The way that the diamonds are set on the sides, and the style prongs that hold them in place, all indicate that it was made more recently.”
Khordipour also described Stone’s ring style as “reminiscent of the Edwardian Era, especially due to the use of pearls as the feature stone.”
“During the Edwardian Era in the early 1900s, people believed that pearls offered wealth and protection,” Khordipour said.