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.

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?

An opinon on

Hideous ring.

Meowwww on

So lame. She’s a pig.

Mommie Dearest on

Does the ring include the special moment in their “journey” when they were both arrested?

Jess on

Duh! Doesn’t count when you pay for it yourself

regina on

Ridiculous story (“skinny represents thin and wide represents broad” LOL!!!!) and wildly impractical ring. also, how can you plan for a year to make something representing their three-year journey? (huh?) Who did the math? And it’s been done for a long time? sounds strange. Their early days were marred by photos of embarrassing drunken escapades. Maybe things are stable now. Hope so, for the kid’s sake.

KathyC on

It sounds lovely…I love all the personal touches to it. Producers do earn money…..why say she paid for it….that seems mean spirited.

menotyou on

Ugly ring, ugly woman inside, and what’s to know other than she paid for the thing.

holler on

He’s not a producer, he’s a production assistant. They are not paid well at all. There’s no doubt she paid for it. That being said, it’s a beautiful ring with a thoughtful sentiment behind it. Congrats to them!

clichehater on

I’ve been married awhile and I remember when my husband and I were dating and we discussed marriage I always told him one thing…propose to me on Valentine’s Day and no matter how much I love you I will say no. It’s so cheesy to me. Pick a day that means something to you! My hubby proposed on my mama’s birthday because I lost her young and he wanted me to feel like she was a part of the day. We married on the same day a year later. We never celebrate valentines day…Our oldest child 2 as born on v day. Lol I hope v day actually means something to them and they didn’t fall into some cliche. Romance can happen anytime when you love each other and in my case…When your three kids and a niece and nephew are all asleep. Lol

Kat on

I love the way Xtina keeps her love life private.
Kaley Cuoco could learn something from them, this couple allowed their r/ship to develop for 3yrs before they got engaged and they don’t flash their life all over the place to be photographed by papparazi and have their pictures on tabloids. Very mature. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Mandy on

Not my style of ring, but that’s okay because its not mine. Congrats to the couple.

ai on

Designing the ring took over a year; the marriage probably won’t be as long (if they ever get there)

Back when on

I shouldn’t of read this. I need to go brush my teeth after all the sappiness. Must be a slow news day, can’t just say he designed the ring? Period.

Veronica on

Another marriage, another divorce. I mean lady clean off all that nasty make up and start singing instead of going from one marriage to another. I will be shocked if this lasts.

jj on

Ugly man ugly ring

Debby on

It really does not matter what we think. He spent a lot of time, thought and sentiment in making a statement of his love for hers and that is ultimately what is important to them.

Annie CH on

The ring isn’t for everyone, but the thought that he put into it is precious. Others that I know put great stock into certain crystals and stones and hold beliefs in their ‘powers’. If she believes that strongly, and he respects those beliefs and her to design something like this…Amazing!

Marlene Sabba on

Can you give us a closer/better look? This pix really shows nothing…

Maxine on

not really a fan of either the ring, or her. and since when is she “spiritual”?

amber on

Very happy for her. Not every marriage works out. But she has a beautiful son from it. I hope she finally found happiness after all the years since her divorce. I saw a close up of the ring. Looks beautiful. Much better than the shot above. And no one but the two of them have to like it. It’s THEIR ring not YOURS!!

Barbara on

I love the story. I hope it’s true.
I would love to give my opinion on the ring but I can’t really see it. The detail.
I am happy for the couple and wish them all the best. :)


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