Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Boxer Buys N2.6 billion Ring As Christmas Gift For Girlfriend

American professional boxer and multi-millionaire, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has reportedly purchased a $16 million (N2.6 billion) flawless diamond ring for his fiancee, Shantel Jackson.

The blue diamond, also called ‘The Heart of Eternity’ is the seventh most expensive diamond ever discovered on Earth.

The Heart of Eternity is a 27.64 carats (5.528 g) diamond with a color rated as Fancy Vivid Blue by the Gemological Institue of America. This diamond is very rare class of colored diamond. It was cut by the Steinmetz group before sold to De Beers Group. The diamond itself was found in premier diamond mine in South Africa.

Floyd Mayweahter is a big spender who regularly hangs out with 50 cent. He was listed by Forbes and Sports Illustrated as one of the 50 highest-paid athletes of 2012. He made $85 million.

The boxer has not yet announced when or if he will be marrying Shantel.


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