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An Anniversary Closeup of Gwen Stefani’s Monster Rock from Singer Blake Shelton!

The ring is thought to be worth half a million dollars.





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The sighting: It’s been a year since Gwen Stefani said yes to her The Voice co-star Blake Shelton, but the singer’s recent anniversary Instagram post included views of the ring that has us wanting to hollaback at her engagement bling all over again.

The jewels: A large radiant cut diamond with trapezoid side stones on a band with slightly tapered shoulders, Stefani’s ring from Shelton is about as classic as classic gets. It’s sleek and glacier-sized, with white metal with icy white diamonds. With a center stone around 8 carats, this ring could easily be worth $500,000, Rare Carat CEO Ajay Anand told Insider.

An Anniversary Closeup of Gwen Stefani’s Monster Rock from Singer Blake Shelton!

The trends: It’s interesting that this ring features no halo, pavé, color, or gimmicky novelty shapes; one would expect the flamboyant Stefani to want bells and whistles, but the more streamlined look means that this ravishing ring will work with any other jewel the rockstar chooses to wear alongside it. A timeless choice.

What do we think? One would expect Gwen Stefani’s engagement to go one of two ways: it needed to either be totally off-the-wall, over-the-top bonkers or iconic Hollywood glam. The couple went classic and while we always regret missing the chance to see a celebrity choose a truly wild piece of jewelry, we have to say that this ring’s appeal is undeniable.

Judgement: 11/10 for classic perfection, 7/10 for a missed opportunity to do something really unusual


Becky Stone writes about jewelry styles for INSTORE. She is founder and CEO of well-known jewelry blog Diamonds in the Library.



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