Source: Simone’s Instagram
America’s golden girl is officially off the market for good.
Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles took to Instagram to announce her engagement to boyfriend Jonathan Owens on February 15th. The Valentine’s Day proposal had everyone talking, but the real talking point was the beautiful ring.
Owens, a Houston Texans player, got down on one knee with a massive oval-shaped diamond set on a white-gold pavé band surrounded by dozens of miniature diamonds.
Custom designed with the help of ZoFrost & Co., here’s everything you need to know about the sparkler.
What does Simone’s engagement ring look like?
Simone’s engagement ring features a massive oval-shaped diamond set on a thin white-gold pavé band surrounded by dozens of miniature diamonds. Pave diamonds can make the center stone of an engagement ring look larger, as the small diamonds around the center stone create an optical illusion of added size.
Not that it needs it, the center diamond is a 3-carat stone with F color and VVS2 clarity.
F color: is a term used to describe the color of a diamond on a scale from D to Z, with D being completely colorless and Z having a noticeable yellow or brown tint. F color diamonds are near-colorless and have a very slight hint of color that is barely visible to the naked eye.
VVS2 clarity: VVS2 is a term used to describe the clarity of a diamond on a scale from Flawless (FL) to Included (I). VVS stands for Very Very Slightly Included, and VVS2 is the second-highest grade of VVS. VVS2 diamonds have very small inclusions that are difficult to see even under 10x magnification.
Together, an F color and VVS2 clarity diamond make for a diamond that is nearly colorless with very small inclusions that are barely visible to the naked eye. Simone’s diamond is also an oval cut stone which is ve ry popular right now.
Who designed Simone’s engagement ring?
ZoFrost & Co, was the brains behind the beauty.
Houston-based Frost — who’s worked with everyone from Drake, to Young Thug — was a perfect choice to design Simone’s ring. Simone is from Houston (Spring to be exact), while Owen is a defensive back for Houston Texans.
Zo spoke warmly about his experience working with Jonathan to design the ring: “Jonathan has been a client and friend for a few years and I had the pleasure of helping him to create this very special ring. He and I started the process together a few months ago to select the perfect diamond for Simone that was handpicked by Jonathan.”
How much does Simone Biles’ engagement ring cost?
While the price tag isn’t in the public domain, many experts have taken their guesses.
The ring is likely to cost around $300-325,000. The ring features round diamonds studded on all three sides of the band in a domed shape as well as the center basket. It’s safe to say that doesn’t come cheap.
Does Simone Biles have a new engagement ring?
Now, I know what you’re thinking. How does a seven-time gold medal gymnast train with that ring? The answer… she doesn’t.
Simone has a second ring to allow her to train without damaging her real ring. “Okay HOW CUTE. So I can [work out] & not damage my engagement ring 🤍🤍🤪🤪,” she captioned as she shared a snap of the back-up ring.
Made of silicone, the “engagement ring” is perfect for sweaty workouts and trips to the gym. A White Diamond Silicone Ring from Casual Carats ranges from $225 to $1,365.
Simone has a white gold set with a full cut diamond.