Mariah Carey felt her 35-carat diamond engagement ring is “hideous.” But, the star told this in a lighter vein for the first time when she opened about her mega-carat sparkler from her beau James Packer. Her ring has been designed by her friend and jewelry designer Wilfredo Rosado.
“It's hideous, take it away, take it away. I was insulted, I was insulted, I couldn't believe,” she laughed, speaking about the bling with Reuters. She added that it was an amazing moment and she was very excited. Mariah was speaking about how the Australian billionaire businessman popped the question to her with the impressive ring.
The singer and James got engaged at a party on Jan. 21 after a whirlwind romance of seven months. Her friends and family attended the event, where James proposed to Mariah with the huge bling. According to her close friend and jewelry designer Wilfredo Rosado, designing the special ring for the “Butterfly” hit maker was an honor.
Rosado felt that the ring would go down in history. “For Mariah, who is a dear friend of mine, and her fiancé to choose me to make that ring, I can’t express how that feels,” he said. He said that Australia’s fourth richest man was fully involved in the process of designing the ring for his fiancée.
The designer said that he coordinated with the 48-year-old James while creating the ring, as he wanted to make sure that he was happy. For Rosando, the ring is one of his favorite designs and he was very happy with how it turned out -- “the looks, the balance, the proportion.” He added that his vision and creativity played a very important role during the process of designing it.
Rosando said that Mariah was very happy to know that he had designed her ring and termed it as a “masterpiece” and thanked him. His designs have been worn by the likes of Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Glenn Close and Olivia Wilde. Rosado is known for his signature pieces that exude street style combined with high fashion elements.