Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi’s engagement ring reportedly cost $55,000 (£34,000).
The ‘Jersey Shore’ star confirmed on Wednesday (March 7) that she is pregnant and getting married to boyfriend Jionni LaValle, ending months of speculation.
The five-carat diamond ring Polizzi was first seen wearing earlier this week was designed by LaValle, based on Polizzi’s hints during a jewellery store trip.
Ben Bekdas of B&B Jewellery in New Jersey told E, “He wanted the very best for his honey.”
“Snooki was here a few months ago to pick up a birthday present from her father.
“She was dropping hints to Jionni and tried a couple of rings on. She picked out three different styles of rings. She liked the top of one and the side of another.”
He went on to say that LaValle picked up the finished ring one month ago and proposed to Polizzi soon after at a hotel in the state.
“Jionni got down on one knee on the balcony,” Bekdas added.
“Snooki had no idea that she was getting an engagement ring.”
The jeweler also said that the couple are pushing ahead with planning their nuptials and will “come in soon” to look at wedding bands.
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