It’s certainly fitting that Derek Jeter, one of the classiest athletes of his generation, would bestow a “classic” engagement ring on his model girlfriend Hannah Davis. With a center diamond believed to be between 4 and 6 carats in weight, the dazzling ring is estimated to be worth as much as $300,000.
The platinum ring features a round center diamond set in a simple band adorned with smaller pavé diamonds. Jewelry-industry insiders have called the ring “timeless,” “elegant,” “traditional” and, of course, “gorgeous.”
“Jeter knocked it out of the park on this ring,” Mark Keeney, VP of Marketing at Ritani, told HollywoodLife.com.
The notoriously private, 41-year-old former shortstop of the New York Yankees rarely talks about his personal life, but early last week, news of his engagement to the statuesque, 5′ 10″ Sports Illustrated supermodel could be kept under wraps no longer.
Last Monday, Davis and her ring were spotted by the paparazzi while she was strolling down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan with her mother. The eagle-eyed photographer reportedly earned $25,000 for scoring the first shot of the Jeter/Davis engagement ring. Vogue.com commented that “passersby were likely blinded by the bling.”
Then, on Tuesday, the 25-year-old beauty was photographed more formally on the red carpet at the Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas. This time, the ring was in plain view and the photogs snapped a number of clear closeup shots.
Also on Tuesday, Jeter mentioned his “fiancée” in an essay he wrote for ThePlayersTribune.com. In a story about his 100-pound mastiff, Kane, he noted, “I had no idea what I was in for as a new dog owner. [The dog] was a Christmas gift last year from my fiancée, whose family had Mastiffs growing up. I’ve never owned a pet in my life.”
A couple since 2012, Jeter and Davis have been engaged since last month, according to Entertainment Tonight. PageSix.com reported that the traditional Jeter had asked Davis’ parents for their blessing and proposed on the day that marked exactly three years since they first started dating.
Jeter, who played with the Yankees for 20 seasons, is a five-time World Series champion and 14-time All-Star. He retired after the 2014 season. Davis, who made her mark as a swimsuit model for Sports Illustrated, recently appeared in a series of commercials for DirecTV.
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