Overnight, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom shared a pair of Instagram posts in which a big fat diamond was prominently displayed on her finger, and a short time later, Katy’s mum confirmed that they are engaged, in a Facebook post that was then either deleted or set to private.
The diamond, quite obviously, caught our attention straight away, and experts have since started to weigh in, confirming that it is indeed one very expensive hunk of rock. How expensive? Andrew Brown, president of WP Diamonds told E!:
“Katy’s unbelievable engagement ring from Orlando Bloom would retail in the range of $5 million. What looks to be a 4-carat fancy vivid pink oval shaped diamond arranged with eight white diamonds around it to assemble a flower ‘in bloom’ – this ring is truly one-of-a-kind and wildly valuable.”
I have to admit, the significance of Orlando Bloom’s surname and the flower arrangement of the stones completely passed me by until just this second, but it totally makes sense now. It’s probably a good thing his name isn’t Orlando Dick And Balls or something, as that’d be a whole different ring.
On that note, a few people have pointed out that the ring the actor gave to Katy Perry is actually very similar to the one he used to propose to Miranda Kerr back in 2010, which was also a flower, presumably in a play on his surname.
This photo from 2011 shows Kerr rocking an engagement ring with a diamond in the centre and a cluster of smaller stones around it.
Yesterday was a big one for Katy Perry – in addition to her engagement, she released a new bop, ‘365‘, n collaboration with Zedd, so if you haven’t heard that yet, here it is: