Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring was first spotted when the former MMA star-turned pro wrestler was enjoying a walk with fiancé Travis Browne on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
Both Ronda and Travis have been tight-lipped when it comes to sharing any personal details about their relationship, but the two confirmed that they had been seeing each other for about two years.
UFC heavyweight Travis was the first to confirm the pair’s relationship on the talk show ‘The MMA House’ in October of 2015. He stated, “She’s my woman, and I’m her man. There’s no boyfriend-girlfriend stuff. There’s no dating. We’re together”. The next day, Ronda quickly followed suit, saying, “It’s true that Travis and I are in a relationship. I’ve really enjoyed the time we have spent together and getting to know one another. And that’s all I’m going to say about it.”
Travis arranged a romantic getaway to New Zealand, and after hiking around in the mountains for about 10 days, he finally popped the question under a gorgeous waterfall. Ronda happily said yes!
If you are looking for all the details about Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring, you’ve come to the right place!
You’ll find out:
- What style Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring is
- What size the diamonds on Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring are
- How much Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring is worth
Ronda Rousey engagement ring pictures
Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring was first spotted when she was caught out strolling with Travis Browne in Los Angeles. While the ring itself if off center and a bit blurry, we do get a pretty great view of the thin pavé band.
What style setting is Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring?
Ronda’s ring is a solitaire setting with a dazzling rose gold pavé band. From this striking profile image of Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring we can see that it features a half pavé, with the melee diamonds running down the sides of the ring, but not extending around its flattened bottom section.
This bottom portion of the ring is known as its “shank”, and Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring features a distinctive style of shank, known formally as a European shank, or “euro-shank”. The flatter European shank as opposed to the traditional round ring shank creates the impression that the ring has a more, square, modern look. Many who prefer more contemporary and unique designs are drawn to this style. One practical benefit of the European shank is that it tends to reduce the range that the ring is likely to pivot while on the finger. This would certainly come in handy for someone with such an active lifestyle as Ronda Rousey.
What shape is Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring diamond?
The center stone of Ronda’s ring is a timeless cushion cut diamond. This classic shape is making a significant comeback, as more people realize that cushion cut diamonds offer an incredible combo of elegant style, brilliant sparkle, and great value.
Cushion cut diamonds are in lower demand than their much more common ‘round brilliant’ shape counterparts, resulting in lower prices. They also require a lot less wastage of the original rough diamond in their manufacture, so a larger finished gem can be created from a piece of rough stone,
The choice of a cushion cut diamond for Ronda Rousey is practical as well as stunning, because this cut doesn’t feature any sharp edges or corners due to its rounded corners, making it ideal for a ring that is going to be worn every day.
How many carats is Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring?
Ronda Rousey certainly packs a powerful punch, and so too does her center stone! Her cushion cut clocks in at three carats.
We can estimate the total carat weight of Ronda’s ring based on the minimum carat total weight of a very similar pavé setting, which measures in at 0.24. This gives us 3.24 as Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring’s approximate total carat weight.
Where is Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring from?
Travis Browne flew to Boise Idaho to hand select the cushion cut for Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring, and then Natalie Piccola and Lisa Zimowsky of ‘ The Diamond Girls’, custom designed and created the ring. The whole process took about three weeks to complete.
Travis started the relationship with the GIA-trained jewelers through a personal recommendation, and the duo also designed the couple’s wedding bands.
How much did Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring cost? And what’s it really worth?!
As ‘The Diamond Girls’ as well as the happy couple have been silent on the subject, it is impossible to know the ring’s exact cost. However, if we are looking to price a similar ring, then we can get a rough estimate of the value of the engagement ring by looking at typical costs for diamonds of similar quality.
Starting with the setting, an 18k rose gold pavé setting for a cushion cut diamond is around $1,500.
For most engagement rings, the major cost is the center stone. To understand how much this could cost, we’ll look at two different options to give us a price range:
- top quality diamonds, with the highest grades for color and clarity
- ‘regular’ quality diamonds, which have been graded as lower quality, but which will actually look identical to most people
Ronda Rousey’s ring cost with top quality diamonds
As the cushion cut is a less common choice, there are definitely savings to be made in comparison to a traditional round brilliant. A 3 carat cushion cut diamond with the top color grade (D) and top clarity grade (Internally flawless) costs around $99,000.
For comparison a round brilliant with the same stats can be had for approximately $154,000.
The total cost for the combined setting and center stone in Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring could be around $100,500.
Ronda Rousey’s ring with ‘regular’ quality diamonds
Choosing the highest grades for color and quality isn’t strictly necessary to create a stunning diamond ring. In fact, reducing the color and clarity by just a few grades means that a diamond will be virtually indistinguishable to the naked eye, but will cost a whole lot less.
If the color of the center stone is reduced to E and the clarity to V2, the cost would be roughly $38,000.
This would bring the price of Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring down to approximately $39,500, a difference of a little over $60,000.
So all things said and done, the total value of Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring is somewhere between $39,500 and $100,500.
Ronda Rousey’s Engagement Ring Copy
The timeless style of Ronda Rousey’s engagement ring can easily be yours, and I’ve got two options to consider.
The first is a very close match- an 18k rose gold half-pavé setting with rose gold prongs and 16 melee diamonds with a combined weight of 0.24 carats.
Click here to find out more information about this Constellation engagement ring available at my recommended retailer Taylor & Hart.
The second option is again an 18k rose gold half-pavé setting, with 16 melee diamonds and a combined weight of 0.24 carats. However, unlike the ring above, this option has white colored platinum prongs, which allow the diamond to shine as brightly and whitely as possible, while adding maximum security.
Click here to find out more about this French Pavé engagement ring at my recommended retailer Blue Nile.