Liam Payne sparked reports he proposed to his girlfriend of two years Maya Henry after she was photographed with a stunning ring and now a jewellery expert has revealed its true cost.
The emerald cut diamond ring is believed to be around 25ct and is extremely rare according to gemologist Alexandra Michell of Prestige Pawnbrokers.
Maya, 20, stepped out alongside Liam, 26, after news of the engagement broke and flashed the impressive sparkler on her left hand on Thursday evening.
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Alexandra told OK! Online about the ring: “Maya’s engagement is a real show stopper.
“It’s a lavish 20 to 25cts emerald cut diamond ring with a diamond cluster surround set in 18ct white gold.
“Diamonds which are cut into the emerald shape, are usually done so because they are extremely clean stones, and this type of cut really shows it off,” she said.
And valuing the cost of the ring she added: “I would estimate that a stone such as this could be of D colour which is rare and highly sought after, and of flawless clarity.
“Judging by the size and quality I would imagine the price tag would be just as staggering, and could easily come in over £3,000,000!”
The One Direction star reportedly asked the 20 year old model to marry him with a £3m ring during lockdown, which she was seen wearing during a date night out in London to restaurant Novikov.
News of the apparent engagement for Liam, who shares son Bear with his ex Cheryl, comes after he and Maya were believed to have split back in February.
According to the Mail Online Liam asked Maya, who he first met at a One Direction meet and greet concert in 2015, to marry him earlier this summer.
The pair were later snapped together as Maya looked incredible in a silky black slip dress with a leather jacket thrown over her shoulders with her ring on show as she clutched onto her handbag.
Liam looked equally stylish as he held hands with his new fiancée, sporting a silk patterned mustard shirt and black trousers.
The musician had clearly gone big when it came to the piece of jewellery Maya was sporting on her left ring finger, as the dazzling ring glistened in the evening.