Rita Ora showcased her stunning engagement ring last week on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’. She told Jimmy Fallon, “I’ve actually never shown anyone my ring” then proceeded to give the cameras a close-up of the dazzling emerald ring.
Who did Rita Ora Marry?
If you didn’t already know, Rita Ora’s now husband is Taika Waititi, well known New Zealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian. Rita Ora and Taika Waititi went public with their initial relationship in April 2021 and got engaged last June.
When asked about how they met Ora said, “We met in LA and it was through friends and it was amazing. Very casual. And then we stayed friends for like four or five years. And it was amazing to kind of get to know you, I think and just feel no pressure. And just, don’t know it was just a more natural thing.” “We were both in Australia doing two separate jobs and we didn’t really know that many people in Australia so we just hung out and that was it. We went to a friend’s birthday party and that’s when everything clicked.”
Unfortunately, we don’t have any information about the wedding as they had a secret ceremony and only confirmed last August’s wedding rumours this January! “I am officially off the market,” she announced during an interview on the UK’s Heart radio show, stating that their ceremony “was just exactly, exactly how I wanted it.”
When talking about receiving the engagement ring from Waititi, Ora admits she actually picked out the ring herself “I may have taken him to the shop and I may have pointed out exactly what ring I wanted” because she knew what she wanted and that he was the one “I just think, like, when you know what you want and I felt like I really knew that I wanted to be with this person”.
The Ring Details:
Her eye-catching engagement ring is made up of a Radiant-cut Columbian emerald which is bezel set, then surrounded with a sparkling diamond halo on a delicate yellow gold band. We predict the centre stone to be around 10 carats. Alongside the gorgeous green, emerald engagement ring Rita Ora wears a thin diamond encrusted yellow gold wedding band to match.
Expert jeweller Dijay Soni says “The emerald is fairly cloudy which means it is less valuable but due to its size it is still a high value gemstone, but not as high as other predictions of up to £500,000.”. Dijay was asked the cost to replicate the ring, the founder of Avita Jewellery stated that using this similarly cloudy 13 carat emerald shown below he would “estimate it to cost around £9,500”.
Emeralds are considerably softer than other gemstones such as sapphires and rubies, two very popular coloured gemstones for use in rings and other jewellery. Emeralds are not ideal for daily wear as they scratch too easily and can chip.