Nicki Minaj had Instagram fans buzzing last week after posting a photo of herself with fellow rapper Meek Mill in front of a luxury sports car in Miami. Minaj then teased fans on Twitter, coyly posting emojis of a diamond ring, a yellow heart, and plain diamonds with the line, “I’ll post it later.” Later, she shared the bling – a spectacular yellow heart-shaped diamond ring on her left ring finger, sparking rumors that she and Mill are engaged.
Pascal Mouawad, of Los Angeles’ Mouawad Jewelers, tells Page Six the retail value of the ring could be as much as $500,000. “It is most likely a custom ring made especially for her,” he added, also speculating there could be more than 100 total diamonds in the ring.
“This looks like a 15-carat fancy yellow heart modified brilliant cut diamond mounted in platinum with a double halo of white pavé diamonds,” said jewelry expert Morgan Shara of MASbisjoux jewelry. Shara told E! News, “This would retail for approximately $500,000.” Shara added that the ring “looks like the natural fancy colored diamond trend that is continuing full steam ahead.”
According to Hip Hop DX, after photos of Nicki Minaj’s ring were posted, pro boxer Floyd Mayweather’s girlfriend, Bad Medina, posted a picture of a similar ring — inciting a snarky response from Mill.
The 32-year-old multi-platinum superstar rapper/singer of “Super Bass,” “Starships” and “Anaconda” fame has transcended genres, consistently commanding at the top spot of numerous music charts, including Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, and Dance/Mix. Her third studio album, The Pinkprint, was released on Dec. 15.
Minaj and Mill, 27, had been spotted around town in recent months holding hands. In January, Page Six reported spotting the couple dining at the trendy Red Stixs in Manhattan. Minaj insisted, however, that the friendship was strictly platonic.
We’ve reported here on many big, bold and beautiful celebrity engagement rings. Back in February, Lady Gaga accepted a dazzling heart-shaped engagement ring on Valentine’s Day. The ring was designed by Lorraine Schwartz and features the letters T and S separated by a heart symbol on the band to represent Taylor loves Stefani (Lady Gaga’s real name). The ring’s value was estimated to be $500K.
While neither Minaj nor Mill has confirmed their engagement, a source told E! News the pair were definitely getting married and that Minaj’s supersize bling cost $500,000. Minaj broke up with Safaree Samuels in 2014.