The icing on the cake? The serious bling Tamra is sporting from her man!
On May 21, Tamra Barney showed off a photo on Instagram of her massive engagement ring along with two pave eternity wedding bands for her big day.
“My jeweler has made the most amazing wedding bands for my ring. Few more weeks until I get to wear them,” Tamra wrote along with the picture of her amazing sparkler.
So how much are Tamra’s new wedding bands worth? Tamra’s jeweler, Brian Hassine from Nuggets & Carats in Laguna Niguel, wasn’t able to disclose details of how much the bands he designed for her cost. But our jewelry experts at luxury retailer Ritani helped to give us a rough estimate.
“My guess is that the wedding bands are in the $5,000 to $10,000 range,” said Kevin Flaherty of Ritani. “The price-variability would come in the quantity of diamonds (does she have small fingers?), what quality of diamonds did she choose, and the metal choice (did she go with platinum or white gold).”
In a Bravo interview shortly after Tamra and Eddie’s engagement was announced, Tamra revealed Eddie actually purchased her ring at Costco.
“For the past year, I would look and try on the rings, and he would always drag me away telling me if I didn't stop he would actually buy me a Costco ring one day,” Tamra said. “I told him I wouldn't have it any other way. Guess what? He did!”
Costo engagement rings vary in price from $2,000 to $50,000, and it’s hard to tell from the picture just how big her center diamond is. But Kevin from Ritani did say the diamond in Tamra’s engagement ring is definitely a cushion cut, which (for one of high quality) is typically a more expensive stone cut.
One thing’s for sure: Tamra wants her ring to be noticed — even from the greatest of heights.
“The wedding band was done to create the maximum amount of sparkle surface possible,” Kevin added. “She's hoping that ring can be seen from outer space.”