Music goddess Mariah Carey has sold the 35-carat diamond engagement ring her former boyfriend James Packer gave her two years ago. The huge sparkler was widely reported to be worth $10 million, and was part of the financial settlement the diva made in 2017 after her split from the Australian media baron.
“Mariah has been very vocal recently about her choice to move forward in her life surrounded by positivity and this required leaving emotional and material baggage behind, including an old engagement ring from an ex-boyfriend,” her publicist said.
People have however accused the multiple home owner with a successful music career to be short of cash as the reason for the decision.
Meanwhile, a source said Carey had one of her business managers quietly sell the ring for $2.1 million to a Los Angeles jeweler.
“A confidentiality agreement was signed, but the jeweler is currently selling it, and there’s only one such ring,” a source said.
“Mariah Carey’s public relations people are desperately trying to keep the story from the press, and have threatened the jeweler with litigation if he discloses her name.”