Mills Jewelers Notebook
October 7th, 2013
Glee star Naya Rivera was beaming with some new bling as she posed on the red carpet of Latina magazine’s Hollywood Hot List Party in Los Angeles on Thursday. On her left hand was a brand new halo-style cushion-cut diamond engagement ring that was given to her by rapper Big Sean.


A jewelry-industry expert told that she believed the center diamond weighed approximately 5 to 6 carats and that the ring was valued at somewhere between $50,000 and $125,000, depending on the quality of the diamond.

The expert, Shari Fabrikant of Robert Fabrikant Inc., also guessed that the ring was designed in platinum and featured micro-pavé diamonds on the delicate halo surrounding the center stone and on the band.


The relationship between Rivera, 26, and Big Sean, 25, seems to be on the fast track, as the newly engaged couple had been dating for only six months. They had officially confirmed their relationship back in April at the premiere of the movie 42 after having met on Twitter, according to E! News.

"Someone told me that she thought I was cute, and I thought she was fine and [so] I was like, 'Let's make this happen,'" Big Sean told Philadelphia’s Hot 107.9 radio audience in June. "The first thing that happened was she followed me on Twitter and I followed her back, and I was like, ‘What’s up?’ and she was like, ‘What’s up?'"

“We went to dinner and the rest is history,” Rivera told Access Hollywood.

In addition to being madly in love, the couple has found a way to connect professionally. Big Sean collaborated on Rivera’s debut single, “Sorry.”

The cushion cut is considered a “fancy” diamond shape and is often selected as an alternative to an oval- or princess-cut diamond. It’s essentially a “pillow” shape with softened, rounded corners.