It’s not what you see on Christina Aguilera’s new engagement ring that makes it so special. It’s what you don’t see.
Nine colorful gemstones — each with a symbolic meaning — are cleverly hidden on the inside of the band and designed to be in constant contact with the diva’s skin.
A source close to the newly engaged couple told People magazine, “Christina is very spiritual, and having the stones touch her actual skin will emit positive [energy that will surround] her at all times. The [gems] represent things like love, protection and healing.”
Film producer Matt Rutler, who popped the question in Hawaii on Valentine’s Day, spent more than a year designing the unique, Art Deco-inspired engagement ring for his spiritual fiancée.
Other, more visible characteristics of the diamond engagement ring symbolize the twists and turns of the couple’s three-year courtship.
“Every single placement of each stone has a reason and meaning,” the source added. “The actual band weaves and intertwines [the] diamonds. Every connecting crisscross symbolizes how their paths crossed. The ring narrows at the base [to] reflect how their bond continues to grow closer and stronger over time.”
Rutler was confident Aguilera would love the ring’s vintage look because it merged key elements from two rings that she already owned and loved. “[It’s] similar to both their lives coming together as one,” the source said.
Aguilera, who is a judge on “The Voice,” announced her February 14 engagement to Rutler via social media by breathlessly tweeting, “He asked and I said…”
Instead of giving her answer, the 33-year-old singer simply let a photo of the new engagement ring do the talking. The image, captured from a hotel balcony, showed the couple’s entwined hands in the foreground and a Hawaiian beach scene in the background.
Aguilera and Rutler, who revealed to People that they are expecting their first child, reportedly met on the set of “Burlesque,” the 2010 movie that starred Aguilera opposite Cher. Rutler was a film assistant for the production.
This will be Christina’s second trip down the aisle and second child. She was previously married to music executive Jordan Bratman, with whom she has a six-year-old son, Max.
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