Jewelry Judge Blog
January 14th, 2016
Singer and reality star Ray J proposed to girlfriend Princess Love the day after Christmas with a fabulous 8-carat cushion-cut diamond ring worth $130,000. In describing the halo-style stunner, Ray J told OK! magazine, "It's classic and fit for a princess."


The proposal came as a complete surprise to Love. The couple had scheduled a trip to Arizona, but as they walked on the tarmac toward a private plane, Ray J got down on one knee and popped the question. To make the scene even more romantic, Ray J had invited Love's best friends and parents to hide in the plane and witness the proposal first hand.

The emotional Ray J, who was born William Ray Norwood, Jr., and is the younger brother of singer Brandy, admitted that he lost his composure at the moment of truth. "I pulled out the ring, and I started crying," he told OK!.


Overjoyed by the perfect proposal, Love became emotional, as well. "I cried like a baby," she said. “He couldn’t have done it better.”

“I wanted to go all out," the 34-year-old singer told OK!. “She is the most important person to me.”

New York-based celebrity jeweler Richie Nektalov of Leon Diamonds said Ray J made his choice in an instant.

"As soon as I took it out of the safe, Ray J said it was the one, that she deserved it," he told OK!.


On Tuesday, both Ray J and Love were on their respective Instagram pages posting multiple shots of the ring. In one shot, Love is wearing two large rings, the cushion-cut engagement ring on her left ring finger and a double-halo pear-shaped diamond ring on her left index finger.

OK! reported that the new engagement ring is a replacement for a smaller "friendship ring" Ray J had given her earlier. Might the pear-shaped diamond ring be that friendship ring?

Ray J and Love have been dating for at least a year and were featured on VH1's reality show, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.

Credits: Instagram/rayj; Instagram/mzprincesslove.