Actress Christina Ricci confirmed on Friday that she's engaged to boyfriend James Heerdegen — a little secret that she's been keeping under wraps since October. Ricci finally admitted to Us Weekly magazine that the three-stone bauble she's been sporting on her left hand for the past few months is, in fact, an engagement ring.
Unlike other A-listers who have been favoring mammoth engagement diamonds, the petite Ricci (standing 5' 1") is rocking a style that's classic, romantic, understated and teeming with symbolism.
The three-stone style is the ultimate symbol of commitment, expressing enduring love like no other piece of jewelry. The romantic three-stone theme — one stone representing the past, one the present and one the future — proclaims that the couple's love will withstand the test of time.
The paparazzi was able to capture a glimpse of her ring, which seems to feature a larger round diamond flanked by smaller round diamonds on either side. The setting is yellow gold.
Glamour weddings columnist Kim Fusaro wrote on Tuesday how much she is coveting Ricci's ring: "I know my favorite style of engagement ring changes weekly, but my current fave is a classic three-stone ring, like Christina Ricci's engagement ring, which offers a lot of bling without a lot of business, if that makes sense."
Ricci, who is best known for her work in the Addams Family and Mermaids, met Heerdegen, a camera technician, on the set of ABC's former TV series Pan-Am. They had been dating since February of 2012.
The 32-year-old actress was previously engaged to actor Owen Benjamin, but they split up in June 2009. Heerdegen has worked on more than 40 film and television productions, including Sex and the City 2, Baby Mama and What Happens in Vegas.