The most expensive celebrity piece of jewelry in history is James Packer’s $13.2 million engagement ring for ex-fiancée Mariah Carey. (Photo taken on May 14, 2016, in New York City)
James Packer’s $13.2M Engagement Ring For Mariah Carey Breaks All Record
According to analysis, the ring also prompted 62,760 Google queries. In 2018, one of Mariah’s business executives allegedly “quietly” sold the ring to a LA diamond boutique for AU$2.78 million according to the New York Post.
“Mariah has been extremely open lately about her desire to move on in her life surrounded by positivity,” her spokeswoman told Page Six at the time. According to DC Jewelry, the 35-carat diamond ring cost James a stunning AU$13.2 million (USD$10 million) at the time he proposed.
“You must leave behind emotional and material baggage, including an ex-engagement boyfriend’s ring.” According to a source, “a secrecy agreement has been signed” between Mariah and the jeweler which means that the ring’s selling specifics can never be disclosed.
According to the sources, Mariah Carey‘s publicists are urgently attempting to keep the news out of the press and have threatened to sue the jeweler if he discloses her identity. According to the source one of Mariah’s business executives “quietly” sold the ring to a LA jeweler in 2018 for AU$2.78 million (USD$2.1 million).
Our team reportedly claimed a source “from Carey’s team” as disputing the ring’s alleged $13.2 million price tag.
They also stated at the time that Mariah did not sell the ring due to financial concerns, citing her “many houses,” enormous song collection, and “successful tours and residencies.”
Mariah got engaged to James, a Sydney-born casino magnate, in January 2016 following a whirlwind courtship that lasted less than a year. However, they divorced in October 2016 amid accusations that James, who had been married before, had “reserves” about Mariah’s reality TV career.
Later, the affluent businessman told an Australian newspaper that their brief romance was a “mistake” for both of them. Mariah is currently seeing 39-year-old dancer Bryan Tanaka, while James is in a long-term relationship with early-40s socialite Kylie Lim. They divorced in October 2016, amid claims that James had been married before and had “reserves” about Mariah’s reality TV career.
She is renowned as the “Queen of Christmas” and the “Songbird Supreme” for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and characteristic usage of the whistle register. Carey shot popularity in 1990 with her self-titled debut album.
Carey’s debut album was produced by Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, whom she later married three years later. Carey’s albums Music Box, Merry Christmas, and Daydream earned international acclaim, with hits such as “Hero,” “Without You,” “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” and “One Sweet Day,” which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 decade-end list.
Carey established a fresh persona and added more hip-hop elements with Butterfly after her divorce from Mottola. She was voted Billboard’s Musician of the Decade, and the World Music Awards declared her the best-selling female pop artist of the Millenium.