When we learned of actress Jennifer Aniston's engagement to actor Justin Theroux nearly two months ago, we were excited to see the ring. We knew it was going to be special because a source close to the actress told the tabloids, "She was so happy and said she loves the ring. I think she was overwhelmed and overjoyed by the size and beauty of it!"
But, Aniston, who has been filming We Are The Millers in New Mexico, has kept the ring out of site and undercover, going as far as wrapping her left hand in a towel when moving around the movie set.
On Saturday, Aniston's ring finally made its world debut when the actress met with her fiancé in Santa Fe, and the couple was snapped with Aniston's bedazzled left hand caressing Theroux's face.
Now the speculation.
Although the tabloids seem to be in agreement that the ring is impressively large, with most estimating the center diamond at 8 to 9 carats. What's not as clear is the shape and value of that center stone, and that's because the photo is, well, not that clear.
Some magazines have described it as an emerald-cut diamond and others are calling it an oval or radiant cut. Estimated values have ranged from $500,000 to just under $1 million.
E! Online outlined a comparison of Aniston's new engagement ring and the one received by actress Angelina Jolie this past April. If you're keeping a scorecard, you probably already know that Aniston was previously married to actor Brad Pitt, who is now engaged to Jolie.
Designer Peter Meksian told E! Online that Aniston's ring is approximately 8 to 9 carats with a radiant cut center diamond and an estimated price tag of $500,000. The half-million-dollar figure is on the low end of estimates given to Jolie's emerald-cut diamond engagement ring with a total weight of 10 to 16 carats. People Magazine reported that the Jolie engagement ring cost her beau a cool $1 million.