Rocker Avril Lavigne took to Instagram on Tuesday to treat her fans to a rare close-up view of her magnificent 14-carat engagement ring. Yes, that’s carat with a “c.”
In August of 2012, we learned that Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger proposed to Lavigne with a vintage-style platinum engagement ring, featuring a 10-carat pear-shaped center stone accented on each side with specially cut half-moon-shaped diamonds totaling an additional 4 carats.
At the time, jewelry expert Michael O'Connor estimated the ring’s value at $350,000. Sadly, the photos released in August were taken at a distance and failed to reveal the ring’s finer details.
All that changed on Tuesday, when Lavigne and her fiancé appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to talk about Lavigne’s new single, the couple’s wedding plans, Kroeger’s romantic proposal and the fabulous ring that still has the bride-to-be swooning.
Lavigne, whose new single is titled "Here's to Never Growing Up," said that her relationship with Kroeger started as a simple song-writing collaboration, but quickly turned into something much bigger.
"We met in the studio, wrote a bunch of songs together, became really good friends, and now we have a wedding coming up soon," she told Seacrest.
The couple had been dating for only a month when Kroeger popped the question in early August. Lavigne revealed for the first time how Kroeger delivered his sweet and romantic proposal — at a recording studio.
According Lavigne, she had been making a scrapbook filled with cute stickers and Polaroid photos recounting her time in the studio. On one special day, she walked into the facility and caught Kroeger adding a photo to the book.
“He had taken a photo of himself holding a ring box,” said Lavigne. “He put the Polaroid in my scrapbook along with a sticker that said, ‘Will you marry me.’ It was really romantic.”
The couple did not announce a wedding date, but did confirm that plans are in the works.