This Persian Barbie has finally found her Ken.
After two months of dating, Lilly Ghalichi's entrepreneur boyfriend Dahr Mann popped the question with an out-of-this-world diamond engagement ring fit for a Persian princess.
And CB! has all the dazzling deets.
Jewelry designer Mike Nekta told Celebuzz he cut the Shahs of Sunset star’s sparkler from the rough, which was a whopping 30 carats, and was made into two stones.
“The moment I laid eyes on it I knew it was going to be a special diamond,” said Nekta.
“Lilly’s was the larger one and the purest of the rough.”
So how many carats is the reality star wearing on her ring finger? An outrageous 15 carats.
Lilly Ghalichi and Dhar Mann have been showcasing their two-month whirlwind romance, from jet-setting getaways to the Maldives and New York Fashion Week, on Instagram. Photo: Getty
The type IIA Golconda diamond, which means it’s an extremely rare, flawless and colorless stone, is a pear brilliant cut with even more baubles adorning the sides — totaling an extra 1.65 carats.
“There are approximately 150 to 200 smaller side diamonds that are all full cut to give them all the perfect brilliance,” he said.
The 30-year-old lawyer-turned-swimwear designer actually borrowed a similar ring from Netka for a recent TV appearance and loved it so much she wanted to buy it. But it wasn’t available.
“He (Mann) knew she liked it, so he called about the ring, but it had been sold. Only, he ended up buying a bigger diamond,” added Nekta.
And Nekta revealed the special piece happens to be fit for the smallest finger and the biggest diamond he has ever custom designed.
But for such a tiny finger, it sure comes with a BIG price tag.
According to Nekta, Mann paid $1.2 million for the ring, but believe it or not, that was a discount. This stunning stone is worth $2.6 million.
“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. I know some people laugh when they hear it has only been two months, but I could’ve told you you were the one after two minutes,” Mann wrote to Ghalichi in a sweet message about their engagement online. “I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”
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