Christina Aguilera's Engagement Ring: All the Scoop On the Inspiration Behind It, the Meaningful Hidden Gemstones and More!

02/17/2014 at 03:37 PM ET

Christina Aguilera Ring DetailsCourtesy Christina Aguilera; Inset: Alexandra Wyman/Getty

Christina Aguilera had a very romantic — and very sparkly — Valentine’s Day, when her love of three years, film producer Matt Rutler, proposed in Hawaii with an enormous, elaborate engagement ring, a photo of which Aguilera shared on Twitter Friday. “He asked and I said … ” she wrote, letting the sparkler do the talking for her.

But this was no spur-of-the-moment proposal. According to a source, Rutler has been designing the ring for quite some time, carefully choosing each stone to represent different facets of his relationship with Aguilera. “Matt spent over a year designing the ring with the ring designer to represent their three-year journey together as a couple,” the source says. “He has been planning this for a while and was just waiting for the right time — the ring has been done for months. Every single placement of each stone has a reason and meaning.”

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For example: “The actual band weaves and intertwines [the] diamonds. Every connecting criss-cross symbolizes how their paths crossed … the ring narrows at the base [to] reflect how their bond continues to grow closer and stronger over time,” the source says, adding that some of the most special features of the ring aren’t visible to others. “There are nine special multi-color gemstones that you cannot see. They all symbolize something meaningful to the couple. Christina is very spiritual and having the stones touch her actual skin will emit positive energies surrounding her at all times. They represent things like love, protection and healing.”

As for the unique, vintage-feeling setting of the ring? Rutler was inspired by pieces he knew Aguilera already adored. “He took two of Christina’s favorite rings … to design something that incorporated [both designs] into one,” the source says. “Similar to both their lives coming together as one.”

We can’t wait to see what Rutler comes up with for their wedding bands! What do you think of Aguilera’s ring? Do you love the meaning behind it? Tell us in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Mary Margaret

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ace11 on

she probably paid for it

Sarah S. on

I’d sure like to see a close-up because it’s hard to imagine it with just the description.

Menders on

Gorgeous ring and touching story!

Unknown on

@ ace11 and sara s and anyone else get over yourselves LSOERS! your probably just jealous that you don’t have their bank accounts! How pathetic are you VERY!

sandy on

lol, If I had a dude put that much thought into a ring, Id laugh at him, sorry! oh and I could never date a guy that wore a scarf for anything other than keeping warm! haha, that being said, my husband did a good job picking out a ring, and has no clue what skinny jeans are! LOL

jennifer on

Is it just me or does he look a lot like her first husband?? I thought that’s who it was before I clicked on the story!

Guest on

Gag. Sounds hideous

Becky on

Sounds beautiful. .Umm, what about Sarahs post makes her sound like a loser? That would be nothing, sounds to me like you are the one that is jealous. .

jsp81355 on

That is quite a ring, and the sentiment behind it is so beautiful. I love to see a close-up to see how gorgeous it really is. Matt sounds like a great, caring guy, and I wish them the best of luck.

Catherine on

Just based on this photo I think it looks tacky. It’s so large it looks fake. I guess if he wanted to incorporate all those ideas that’s why it’s so big. Maybe it looks nicer close-up.

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