Seems I just blogged about Nick Lachey gettin’ engaged (to Vanessa Minnillo) several days ago and it looks like his ex-wife, singer-actress Jessica Simpson decided to get engaged too!
I think this is a case of “who can outdo who” when it comes to engagement rings ’cause Simpson flashed her own whopper: a ruby-and-diamond Neil Lane engagement ring reported to be worth a $100,000!
Simpson wore red nail polish to coordinate with her statement bauble from NFL player Eric Johnson when she stepped out Nov. 14 at Dillard’s department store in Kansas City, Kan., to promote her clothing line. Fans told People the “Project Runway” finale judge was glowing and happy. Natch.
Simpson’s second engagement ring features an approximately 4-carat, oval-shaped ruby stone flanked by two diamonds from Lane, a Los Angeles jeweler known for his celebrity bridal clientele.
Jewelry expert Gus Davis of New York City-based Camilla Dietz Bergeron tells StyleList the ring is undoubtedly a rare vintage piece, circa 1900, with a retail value of at least $100,000. “It’s a classy ring for a classy lady,” he says.