Bethenny Frankel has a million reasons to celebrate.
On Tuesday, Page Six confirmed Frankel’s engagement to boyfriend Paul Bernon, days after the 50-year-old former “The Real Housewives of New York” star hit the beach wearing a huge diamond ring estimated to be in seven figures.
“It appears she was wearing a three-stone ring that features a huge 8-10 carat emerald-shaped center stone set with two smaller emerald accent diamonds that we estimate to be around 3 carats total,” Apeksha Kothari, Director of Operations of RareCarat.com, he told Page Six Style on Tuesday.
“If it is a real natural diamond, I would estimate its retail value at up to a million dollars for a natural emerald shaped diamond ring of that size,” Kothari added. “And if not … probably less than $ 5,000 as a good forgery.”
Shannon Delany-Ron, CMO of JamesAllen.com, also believes that Frankel’s ring is expensive.
“Bethenny wears a gorgeous elongated emerald cut platinum diamond with trapezoidal side stones. This three-stone flare appears to be between 9 and 10 carats and its price ranges from $ 500,000 to $ 750,000, ”Delany-Ron said.
Kathryn Money, Brilliant Earth’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Retail Expansion, estimates that Frankel’s center stone is in the “8-10 karat” range.
“Bethenny’s beautiful ring appears to have an 8-10 carat emerald-cut center diamond flanked by two trapezoidal side stones and set in a white gold or platinum band,” Money said.
“Depending on the quality and specific characteristics of the center stone, we estimate the cost of the ring between approximately $ 750,000 to $ 1,000,000 +,” he added.
Mike Fried, CEO of The Diamond Pro, also pointed out that Frankel’s ring could be in the million-dollar arena.
“Bethenny Frankel’s engagement ring appears to be a three-stone ring with an emerald-cut center over 15 carats with trapezoidal side stones,” Fried said.
“The value should definitely exceed a million,” he continued. “With its impressive size and exquisite style, Bethenny’s ring is a nod to her relationship with Paul Bernon and their future together.”
Frankel began dating Bernon in 2018. Although the couple split two years later, Frankel and Bernon, 43, sparked reconciliation rumors in January. A month later, the Skinnygirl mogul confirmed that they were together again.
“Behind every woman … (fill in the blanks here). Happy Valentine’s Day xoxo #Loveyourself,” Frankel wrote in an Instagram post with Bernon.
The news of Frankel’s engagement comes shortly after Page Six confirmed that she and her ex Jason Hoppy had finalized their divorce. The couple were initially married in 2010, but it was terminated in December 2012. Frankel filed for divorce a month later.
Frankel, who has a reported net worth of $ 70 million, shares a 10-year-old son with Hoppy, Bryn.