Royal Fine Jewelers Blog

Royal Fine Jewelers Blog
February 18th, 2015
Lady Gaga surprised her 5.6 million Instagram followers on Monday with the announcement of her Valentine’s Day engagement to actor Taylor Kinney and a peek at her unusual heart-shaped diamond.


The 28-year-old six-time Grammy winner posted a close-up of her new engagement ring featuring what’s estimated to be an 8-carat heart-shaped center stone. Her caption read, “He gave me his heart on Valentines’s Day, and I said YES!”


Kinney, 33, who is most famous for his role as Lieutenant Kelly Severide in the TV shows Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., posted a sweet photo of himself and his famous fiancée, along with the caption, “She said YES on Valentine’s Day.”

Depending on the stone’s quality, the ring could be worth upwards of $500,000, according to a report by

Jewelry expert Shari Fabrikant of Robert Fabrikant Inc., who is often called on to value celebrity engagement rings, told that the heart-shaped center stone appears to be about 8 carats in size and of very fine quality.

“The setting is simple with a few round diamonds down the side,” she said. “If the stone is an E color and VS1, it would run close to $500,000. It’s a really special stone. It’s extremely difficult to get large heart shapes. It’s very unique for a ring.”


The chart-topping diva, who has never been shy about pushing the boundaries of fashion (she famously wore a dress made of flank steak to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards), had hinted to Howard Stern in a recent interview that Kinney could be the one.

The couple first met on the set of the music video for Gaga’s 2011 song “You & I,” in which Kinney played her love interest. They started dating several months later and then broke up for a brief time in May 2012. One month later, they were back together and have been a couple ever since. No wedding plans were announced.

Photos: Instagram/LadyGaga, Instagram/TaylorKinney, Getty Images.