News broke on Wednesday, June 6, that the “Party in the USA” singer, 19, and Liam Hemsworth, her on-again, off-again beau of three years, were engaged, thus leading fans to ask questions about Miley’s ring bling. Jeweler Neil Lane told PEOPLE that the 22-year-old Hunger Games star wanted something “really beautiful and romantic” when it came to picking out an engagement ring for his bride-to-be.
While the recent trend for engagement rings has been white gold or platinum, Hemsworth went with something a little different.
The 3.5-carat cushion-cut diamond ring was handcrafted in 18-karat gold, with the main diamond dating back to the late 1800s. Lane added to PEOPLE:
“It was hand-cut around 1880 or 1890 and it’s unique and in its original form. At that time no two diamonds were alike, as they were all hand-cut, so it’s fascinating to look at because it hasn’t been re-cut to look contemporary over the years. I find that really romantic.”
Hemsworth popped the question to Miley on May 31, and the former Hannah Montana star has since tweeted, writing:
thank you for all the love today 🙂 I’m happy to share this news with you all. I feel like all my dreams are coming true. ❤ have a great day
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) June 6, 2012
While Miley is no doubt slowly starting to plan, Liam is hard at work on his latest film, Empire State. He was spotted filming in New Orleans, Louisana, the same day his rep confirmed the engagement to Celebuzz.
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