In 2002, Ben Affleck went into Harry Winston to see about a pink diamond. Legend has it that it was just because Jennifer Lopez liked the color pink. But he also might be a jewelry psychic with an eye for the future of stones and great investments. Affleck eventually decided on a 6.10 carat fancy intense pink diamond (radiant cut) with white diamond side accents.
This, of course, was several engagements ago for Lopez. She and Affleck broke up and she went on to marry singer Marc Anthony and is now engaged to baseball legend Alex Rodriguez. But her pink ring from Affleck remains iconic.
“It was a very rare and very precious colored diamond that most people were unaware of at the time,” says a jewelry insider familiar with the sale. This lack of awareness was not born of complete ignorance—after all, the Hope, probably the most famous diamond in the world, is a 45-carat blue.
Read more about Jennifer Lopez and her engagement ring influencer status on the Town and Country website HERE