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This ring gives Kim Kardashian's a run for its money! Rapper Rick Ross proposed to girlfriend of a few months Lira Mercer yesterday with a jaw-dropping 11 carat diamond engagement ring, Us Weekly reports.
The model first dropped the big news on Snapchat, with close friend Amber Rose screenshotting the picture messages including one that says "YES" with an engagement ring emoji and another that says "When it's REAL you just know." Rose wrote next to a screenshot of the snapshots on Instagram, "Congrats to my girl @lira_galore and @richforever. Love is a beautiful thing."
Lira herself then took to Instagram to show off her bling and express her joy. "Thanks @rafaelloandco for making everything EXTRA special ! #Mrs" she captioned a shot of her diamond rings and Ross' diamond-encrusted watch.
Next, she included a video the sparkler, just so everyone could see how much those weighty gems actually shine. "Forever Yours" she captioned the clip.
Ross, according to TMZ, popped the question in jeweler Rafaello and Co's store without getting down on one knee. The jeweler shared the happy news, too, writing next a photo with Ross and Mercer: "Congrats to my brother and new sis in law @richforever and @lira_galore on there engagement. #rafaellobridalcollection #mmg #MMGQueen #riperic #teamRafaello #liragalore #rickross #balleralert."
The ring boasts a five-carat center stone, with an eternity band of sizable emerald-cut diamonds underneath. This hefty diamond arrangement sure beats out many of Hollywood's best — and blingiest! — pieces.
If this is the engagement ring we can only imagine how over-the-top their wedding will be. Congrats to the happy couple!