The Story Behind Jada Pinkett Smith’s Stunning 12-Carat Engagement Ring From Will Smith

Published 01/03/2024, 11:25 AM EST

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In the world of Hollywood, engagements are seen as a huge deal. While most celebrities choose to go all out when they decide to pop the question, that was not the case for Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. The actress may have her rock now, but it did come a little late. Her current 12-carat engagement ring has been talked about in many fashion magazines. However, she has never flaunted the grape-sized rock before.

Ever since their engagement back in 1997, the 52-year-old has only given the public rare glimpses at her husband’s display of love. However, what id the story behind this rarely-sighted ring?

Jada Pinkett Smith’s engagement ring from Will Smith

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Back in November 1997, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith decided to commit to each other for life. As the actor chose to propose in a more private and intimate setting, he had not come prepared. Their engagement happened on the same day they found out they were expecting their first child together, Jaden Smith. With the proposal being so sudden, the actress ended up not getting a ring.

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However, 10 years later, the 55-year-old actor ended up gifting his wife a 12-carat stunner. It was a Graff diamond ring with baguette stones on both sides. The ring even reportedly cost the actor about $250,000. After a long wait, the actor seemed to combine her engagement and even push presents into one and purchase the sparkly ring. While he may have outdone himself with the ring, it was not The Matrix star’s first.

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Once Jada’s memoir, Worthy, came out last year, it was revealed that the actress had initially decided to buy her own engagement ring shortly after the Bad Boys actor popped the question.

The reason Jada Pinkett Smith chose to buy her engagement ring

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Just last year, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith took over headlines due to the Red Table Talk host’s book tour. While she reacted to the slap gate incident, her Worthy memoir also shared why she had bought her engagement ring. She revealed that it was her way to retain control and prepare herself for what was to come. It was her way of telling herself to “get with the program.”

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Just the day after the star’s proposal, she went out and bought “a nice-sized pear-shaped diamond set in a platinum band.” While her ring might have been stunning, there is no doubt it paled in comparison to the ring bought by the King Richard star.

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Prathika Prashant

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Prathika Prashant is an Entertainment Writer and Hollywood News Reporter at Netflix Junkie. Having 150+ articles to her name, her EdTech background helped her explore her love for writing. However, being a singer who can be seen covering her favorite songs in her free time is what truly got her into the glittery world of entertainment.

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