Paris Hilton's Massive Engagement Ring From Chris Zylka Worth $2 Million
By Desiree Murphy
Paris Hilton is ringin' in 2018 with new bling!
The heiress got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, actor Chris Zylka, during their ski trip to Aspen, Colorado, over the holiday weekend, and ET has all the details on her massive sparkler.
Celebrity jeweler Michael Greene confirmed to ET on Tuesday that the 20-carat engagement ring The Leftovers star picked out for Hilton is worth $2 million. Greene said Hilton personally called him on the phone following the romantic proposal to let him know the piece was exactly what she wanted, a "dream ring."
Despite it being everything she could have imagined, Hilton had nothing to do with the perfect pick. Greene tells ET that Zylka started looking for rings about five months ago and did all the shopping on his own.
The former Simple Life star revealed the exciting news of their engagement with adorable snaps posted to Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday. Later in the day, she also shared with fans "the most romantic moment" of her life -- the exact moment when Zylka popped the question! As he got down on one knee and held the ring box out to his now-fiancée, Hilton hilariously snatched it from him and put it on herself. Watch it all go down below:
Hilton and Zylka also celebrated their engagement at the 1 OAK New Year’s Eve weekend pop-up, hosted by Richie Akiva and Ronnie Madra in Aspen. The heiress was heard gushing to friends, including model Bella Hadid, as she flashed a huge diamond ring and danced along to a performance by Mase. Sofia Richie and Scott Disick were also spotted hanging with Hilton and Zylka until the early morning hours to celebrate the big news.
Hilton, 36, and Zylka, 32, have been dating ever since they connected at Art Basel in Miami, Florida, over two years ago. When ET spoke with the lovebirds last May at the Race to Erase MS Gala in Los Angeles, they hinted that an engagement was in their future.
"[We're] soulmates, for sure," the blond beauty gushed. "One hundred percent. ... [Being soulmates is] just being best friends and finally finding someone that I love and trust and know that I want to spend the rest of my life with. It's the best feeling in the world."
"You wake up with a smile and you fall asleep with a smile," Zylka added.