It was the engagement Instagram that caused us to stop dead in our collective tracks. Alex Rodriguez announced his engagement to pop icon Jennifer Lopez with a picture of a stunning emerald cut diamond, estimated to be between 10 and 15 carats and worth in the range of $1 to $5 million, on her left hand with a simple caption “she said yes.”
While the sparkler is indeed stunning, it is not the first staggeringly beautiful diamond that J.Lo has received. The singer, actress, and all-around superstar has been engaged five times (she married only three of her fiancés), and has amassed quite the collection of striking rings, all of them square or emerald cuts.
Between her penchant for stunning jewels and her multiple engagements and husbands, we would be remiss not to draw comparisons to another marrying type: Elizabeth Taylor. The late actress was married eight times (twice to Richard Burton) and perhaps the only thing more famous than her many matrimonial tangos were her exquisite jewels. Which begs the question: is Jennifer Lopez the 21st century’s Elizabeth Taylor?
See all of Lopez’s engagement rings from Ojani Noa, Chris Judd, Ben Affleck, Marc Anthony, and Alex Rodriguez, here.
Prior to her first trip down the aisle in 1997, Lopez received a $100,000 diamond ring from restaurateur Ojani Noa. They divorced a year after their marriage.
J.Lo married her backup dancer Cris Judd (who she met on the set of her “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” music video) in 2001 after she received an emerald cut ring worth six-figures. Their marriage lasted just over a year.
When J.Lo received a 6.10 carat radiant-cut pink Harry Winston diamond when she became engaged to Affleck in 2002, it set off a trend toward colored diamonds, and dramatically increased the value of pink diamonds.
Shortly after breaking up with Affleck, Lopez started a relationship with singer Marc Anthony, who would propose with an 8.5 carat blue diamond ring from Harry Winston. The couple married in 2003 and announced their separation in 2011. They finalized their divorce in 2015.