Over a romantic dinner, Brandon Davis proposed to Ashley Benson with a humongous ring. Brandon and Ashley posted a picture of the ring on their Instagram Stories. He captioned the post with “Love of my life,” and Ashley wrote, “My best frienddddd, I love you.”
Here we’ll explore how the two got together and, of course, the most exciting topic: that big, dazzling bling! Ka-ching!
Who Are Ashley Benson and Brandon Davis?
Ashley Benson is a notable actress who became a household name when she played Hanna Marin in “Pretty Little Liars.” Before this, she had a role in “Days of Our Lives,” “Bring It On: In It To Win It,” “13 Going on 30,” to name a few. Her net worth is estimated to be about $12 million.
Brandon Davis, heir to a gigantic oil fortune and the grandson of a billionaire, has a net worth of $55 million. He negotiated one of the largest deals in Hollywood real estate. He’s also acted in “Who’s Your Daddy,” “MTV’s Undressed,” “Even Stevens,” and “First Monday.”
When Did They Click in Such a ‘Big’ Way?
After being seen together at a basketball game, Brandon and Ashley first sparked romance rumors in January 2023. They were smiling and laughing, and Brandon had his arm hanging over Ashley’s leg. In February, PEOPLE confirmed their relationship, and later in the year, they went to a friend’s birthday party as a couple. Brandon and Ashley went IG official in June when attending a mutual friend’s nuptials.
The couple has preferred to keep details of their relationship private. Ashely told Cosmopolitan:
“I usually keep my relationships private. You obviously can’t help if you get photographed together. But it’s more sacred that way. Those private moments are for you and your partner, and I think it’s best not to be over-exposed, and you can protect your relationship if you’re not exploiting it.”
The Big Bedazzling Bling
Firstly, have you seen it? Well, you wouldn’t expect anything less from the grandson of a billionaire. Wow, just wow! This ring is undoubtedly a rock of note, and our expert Benjamin Khordipour estimates it cost around $1 million! Now, that’s a knockout price tag.
Let’s dive into what makes it so unique. Ashley’s ring is a mega 12 carats. A classic solitaire, it takes center stage on her graceful hand. With an on-trend, elongated oval shape, it’s set on a yellow-gold band secured by four prongs. The diamond appears to have superb clarity.
What Is a Solitaire Ring?
Solitaire engagement rings are a popular option for soon-to-be brides. These beautiful rings have one gemstone in the center with no other gemstones or diamonds around it, and a plain band without pavé diamonds.
The traditional look focuses all attention on the center diamond. They tend to have a minimalist, more straightforward and timeless look than today’s modern engagement ring trends. The solitaire cut’s design usually comes to mind when considering a classic diamond ring. These rings were used back in Ancient Roman with uncut, unpolished stones.
Pros and Cons of Solitaire Diamond Rings
If you saw Ashley’s ring and are considering choosing something similar for yourself, these pros and cons might help you decide.
Pros of Solitaire Diamonds
- The design is timeless.
- It won’t look out of style or trendy so it can be passed down.
- Easy to style with wedding bands due to the simple, minimalist design.
- Versatile and look great with both simple and elaborate wedding bands.
Cons of Solitaire Diamonds
- The simple design might need more personality.
- May snag on clothes, furniture, or bedding.
- After many years, the prongs tend to loosen.
Our Solitaire Diamond Rings
If you’re ready to blast people away with a giant ring, Estate Diamond Jewelry has a gorgeous selection of vintage and antique solitaire rings.
If you’re not shying away from size, this antique French diamond solitaire ring is a show-stopper. It comes with a GIA-certified 6.79-carat old European cut diamond that’s N color with SI2 clarity. The handcrafted platinum-mounted ring is from the Art Deco era, circa 1925. It also has a French export mark. The diamond measurements are 11.79mm x 11.94mm x 7.17mm and the ring can be resized for free.
Upon request, a copy of the GIA certificate can be provided.
San Antonio Ring
The San Antonio ring has a lovely 5.01-carat Emerald cut diamond that’s GIA-certified. With VS1 clarity and G color, the center diamond, set in prongs, is flanked by two tapered baguettes and is handcrafted and platinum with a low profile. The center diamond measures 11.64mm x 7.98mm x 5.56mm. If you need a copy of the GIA certificate, send us a request.
This rose-cut diamond beauty is enhanced with micro-pave round brilliant-cut diamonds on the platinum handcrafted shank and under-gallery. The center diamond set in prongs is GIA-certified and weighs 2.69 carats. Its K color with VS2 clarity measures 10.26mm x 9.02mm x 3.34mm. We will resize the ring at no extra cost and provide a copy of its GIA certificate.
The Albi ring is an antique solitaire diamond engagement ring with a 4.11-carat cushion cut diamond. It’s L color with VS1 clarity and is set in box prongs. Each shoulder has two old European cut diamonds. The prongs, shank, and under-gallery are decorated with delicate milgrain and intricate hand engravings. This handcrafted platinum ring was made during the circa 1920 Art Deco era. The center diamond’s dimensions are 10.05mm x 9.53mm x 6.68mm and can be resized for free.
This prong-set sassy solitaire platinum ring has a GIA-certified 7.55-carat old European diamond that’s VVS2 clarity and K color. The ring’s mounting is beautified with an open-work under-gallery in a swirl design featuring delicate milgrain and hand engravings. Most French cut Antique diamonds are set along the shoulders. We will be happy to resize this ring at no additional charge.
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Our experts can answer any questions about purchasing a vintage or antique diamond ring. Choosing the right ring can be daunting. There is much to consider: the size, cut, cost, color, carats, etc. We can provide all the details and give you great advice to assist you in making the best choice for your budget.
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