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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Fake Jonas Pregnancy on

It’s a GORGEOUS ring, but a little too elaborate for my taste. I always felt too big of a ring is too flashy.

All the best to Christina and Matt!

kitty62862 on

Can’t see it well, but I love the story behind it. If she loves it, that’s what matters!

Blood Diamond on

I hope it’s not a blood diamond!

LuvCherLuvXtina on

I think it’s awesome that Matt put so much time and love into designing the ring for Christina. I wish them much happiness. NO Matt does NOT look like Jordan. Look Again! Matt is WAY better looking although they are both dark haired. What does it matter who paid for the ring? Christina has so much money I doubt she will miss whatever amount it cost if she did pay for it.

Lmao on

Oh look it’s her ex husband’s twin!

Gypsy on

Of course she paid for it! lol He is only a PA on movie sets. Nevertheless I am happy for them and wish her the best. And yes, she does seem to have the same/common taste in men…the way they look I mean. I never found them attractive and always wondered why she didn’t go after some sexy hot actor or musician. lol.

Noname on

So silly…. Get real. They will split before the 3 year mark

maryhelenc on

That’s so sweet. He sounds like a really nice guy.

Also, when you look @ it, the diamond doesn’t look huge, it’s the setting it’s in. Maybe he saved up for it.

Lakeside on

It never ceases to amaze me how childish and crude people are when a celebrity gets engaged. How about “congratulations” or nothing at all? Why couldn’t he have paid for the ring? He had plenty of time to do it! And who cares? If they are happy, why can’t everyone else be?

lol on

Oh, huh, so do we stop calling her “Mrs. B” now?

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