The story behind the pink diamond engagement ring Ben Affleck gave Jennifer Lopez

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  • I think it’s safe to say we’re all invested in the Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck reunion, because we all secretly want to live our best 2004 life (2021 can truly f**k off).

    But just ICYMI, the couple have basically been spotted going away on holiday together after their respective splits.

    ‘[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It’s all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy,’ one source told People. Meanwhile, the singer’s ex-fiancé A Rod is said to be confused by the rekindling.

    So while we wait to see how the romance pans out, there’s no better time to look back at the corker of an engagement ring Ben bought JLo after meeting her on the set of Gigli in 2002.

    The ring was a rather unusual one, as it was a pink diamond ring. Ben went to celebrity favourite Harry Winston to pick out the ring, and supposedly chose it because JLo liked the colour pink.

    JLo in 2003. Getty Images.

    It was a 6 carat whopper, featuring a radiant cut natural pink diamond flanked by two clear diamonds, set on a plain band. It created waves at the time and is thought to have sparked the trend for coloured diamonds, long before Prince William proposed to Kate.

    It’s thought to be extremely expensive and to have gone up in value, since natural coloured diamonds are super rare (according to diamond experts, a good wuality pink diamond ring can be worth up to $700,000 per carat, making JLo’s ring worth around $4.2m).

    The couple sadly didn’t make it down the aisle, postponing their wedding due to the media attention, before calling it quits in 2004 and JLo marrying Marc Anthony later that year.

    It’s unclear what happened to the ring, but here’s hoping the singer still has it in a safe somwhere.


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