The emotional meaning behind Ariana Grande’s engagement ring as she shows off jaw-dropping diamond

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Ariana Grande announced she was engaged to Dalton Gomez over the weekend, sharing a picture of her sparkling engagement ring.

Fans were quick to comment on the out of the ordinary ring which features an oversized diamond nestled next to a pearl.

The unusually shaped stone in fact has an emotional backstory and it’s believed that the pearl previously belonged to the 27-year-old’s late grandad.

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Ari posted a picture of a identical looking pearl on a different ring in 2014, explaining that her grandmother had it made using the pearl from her grandpa’s tie tin.

"Nonna had a ring made for me w/ the pearl from grandpa's tie pin. she says he told her in a dream it'd protect me,” Ariana wrote.

Some fans connected the dots, and one commented: "It was made from her Grandpa's tie pin" on her engagement post.


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The sentimental pearl now sits alongside an oval-shaped diamond which is set diagonally onto a thin gold band.

According to estimated valuations, the ring in its current pairing is said to be worth roughly $350,000.

The singer announced the news on her Instagram page to her 211 million followers.

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The star shared a series of adorable snaps of herself and her fiancé, captioning the post: "forever n then some".

The romance has moved fast, with The Dangerous Woman star only confirming her relationship with Dalton in October.

However, the pair were first seen together back in February and in March TMZ reported that they had been together for several months.

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It's believed that the pair met through mutual friends and have similar connections due to Dalton's former career as a dancer.

A source explained to E! News that: "They run in the same circle. He used to be a dancer and they have many mutual friends. So it is quite possible they met through friends."

Indeed, Dalton, who now works in luxury property, danced with Ariana in her music with for Stuck With U.

Ariana's last public serious relationship was with comedian and Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson back in 2018.

The pair became engaged after just a few weeks of dating but split several months later.

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