January 9, 2020
Martha Hunt is showing off her stunning engagement ring.
The Victoria’s Secret model, 30, announced on Thursday that her boyfriend, photographer Jason McDonald, had proposed with a shiny diamond and gold ring.
According to experts, the bling could be worth six figures.
Rare Carat’s team of expert gemologists estimate the ring to be a 3-carat cushion-cut diamond with tapered baguettes on each side worth $75,000.
However, Mary Frances Joseph of Shane Co. thinks the ring could be worth a bit more; “Martha’s ring looks to be a solitaire cushion-cut diamond of about 4 carats flanked by tapered baguette diamonds in a vintage yellow gold setting,” she told Page Six Style. She placed her estimate closer to $100,000.
Odds are that McDonald spared no cost. The supermodel revealed to Page Six Style that he “has great taste in jewelry” and once even gifted her a rare 19th century Etruscan gold cuff.
Cushions are a trendy choice among celebrities like Meghan Markle, Heidi Klum, Hilary Duff and more while the solitaire diamond with tapered baguettes is another classic setting.
“The classic baguette setting, donned by the likes of Mia Farrow, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly, has seen a resurgence of popularity with celebrities over the last couple of years,” said Joseph. “Today’s style icons like Priyanka Chopra, fellow Victoria Secret model Miranda Kerr and Mariah Carey all have been proposed to with similar tapered baguette settings.”