See Jenny McCarthy's Huge Yellow Sapphire Engagement Ring: PHOTO

04/16/2014 at 12:58 PM ET

Jenny McCarthy Engagement RingCourtesy Sally Hanson

What tops most girls to-do lists the minute they get engaged? Hitting the nail salon for the perfect mani to match their new bling, of course. Jenny McCarthy, who just announced her engagement to Donnie Wahlberg Wednesday, made sure her tips were freshly painted — though no nail art could distract us from that new mega-carat engagement ring sitting pretty on her left hand.

The View co-host shared her exciting news on air while showing off her sparkler to the other hosts. “It’s a yellow sapphire,” she said of the bauble, which looks to be 5-plus carats (if we had to guess) and is surrounded by a halo of diamonds. (Get an up-close look at the bauble — and her hot-pink Sally Hansen manicure — above.)

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McCarthy couldn’t contain her excitement on set, jumping around as she flaunted her rock. Wahlberg — who proposed to his girlfriend of less than a year last weekend with the help of her son Evan — even made a surprise appearance to kiss his bride-to-be. But the couple isn’t in a rush to head down the aisle. “We don’t know yet,” she responded when pressed by her co-hosts about a wedding date.

While we wait for more answers (and imagine some gowns we’d like to see McCarthy wear — not to mention the New Kids On the Block set list that will inevitably be performed at their reception), we’re going to add the star to our celebrity wedding calendar, which is really starting to fill up — Kim Kardashian, Mila Kunis, Lauren Conrad, Olivia Wilde, Jamie Chung … the list goes on.

What do you think of McCarthy’s ring? Do you like her colorful stone, or are you a fan of the classic diamond? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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LeSigh on

Donnie deserves so much better than this empty-headed attention-wh0re.

aeromel78 on

Personally, I’m not a fan of these huge stones on women. I just don’t think the style is flattering on smaller fingers. But I do enjoy that so many people are leaning away from traditional white diamonds. i think the option of choosing different colors lets some personality shine through. My cousin’s ring is black diamonds and it’s so perfect for her.

ChristineB on

OMG she is too cute!! Beautiful ring! I hope they have a long and happy life together! <3

mitchg on

We hope Jenny and Queen Latvia will be happy.

cynthia on


Claudia on

Does it need to be THAT big??? It’s an awful ring and looks even worst with that manicure………

ES71 on

I hate the promotion of expensive engagement rings. Why not spend the money on something useful like a house downpayment?
Who needs a useless rock on a finger?
Of course, rich people , who have more money than they know what to do with can do whtever they want.
But even regular women engage in this silly engement ring competition.

Smithy on

Love the ring. Don’t like the woman wearing the ring.

bitsy on

“massive” ring for that “massive” big mouth of hers.

amy on

I actually love this couple and wish the best for them! I can’t stand the pic where sally Hansen is getting advertising with her happy moment…

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