Actress Blake Lively dished to British Vogue why her light pink, 12-carat diamond engagement ring is her most treasured possession. And, no, it’s not because the ring is said to be worth $2 million.
Lively, who rose to fame in The CW’s Gossip Girl and currently stars in the romantic epic, The Age of Adaline, told the magazine that the oval-cut, flawless diamond given to her more than three years ago by fellow actor and now-husband Ryan Reynolds still makes her swoon.
“My most treasured possession is my engagement ring made by my dear friend Lorraine Schwartz, because of the love and meaning it symbolizes,” she said. “I didn’t have any hand in its design — I married a gentleman.”
Lively’s gentleman clearly has excellent taste in jewelry and a flair for design. It was reported in 2012 that Reynolds and Schwartz worked together to pick the perfect pink stone and then design a custom setting in rose gold and pavé diamonds with a nod to Deco. Lively also wears a matching rose gold wedding band accented by a series of delicate diamonds.
The couple met in June 2011 on the set of Green Lantern. He was the masked and muscular title character and she was his beautiful love interest, Carol Ferris. In quick succession, the real-life couple fell in love, got engaged and wed on September 9, 2012.
In her new role as Adaline Bowman in The Age of Adaline, Lively plays a woman, who — as the result of a near-death experience in frigid waters, and being jolted back to life by a lightning strike — is able to remain 29 years old forever. The film was released on April 24 to critical acclaim.
Images: Ring via YouTube.com; Lively on Gossip Girl set via Getty Images; Publicity shot from Green Lantern.