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Thread started 09/07/16 3:37pm

Morningstarlet

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The Engagement Ring Mayte Sold

Prince was a romantic, what a great way to propose.

The diamond engagement ring with which Prince proposed to his wife Mayte Garcia, accompanied by 5 handwritten heart notes, which Prince used to lead her on a romantic journey to the ring. At the end of the journey was this stunning round diamond of approximately 2.2 karats, measuring 8.3mm. Large diamond in its secure 6-prong setting perches regally over twisted shoulders showcasing eight channel set round diamonds in a gold band. Stone is cut with a high crown, with ring showing good clarity as well as good white fluorescence. Ring is sized 6.125. Each heart-shaped pink sheet measures 7.5'' x 6.5'' with notes handwritten by Prince, intentionally blurred here. Fine condition. Set of 5 handwritten notes are offered as a collector's piece only and do not come with rights for reproduction, manufacturing or distribution. A remarkable, romantic piece from one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever known. From the collection of Mayte Garcia.

Portions of photo have been intentionally blurred.

Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia
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[Edited 9/7/16 15:38pm]

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Reply #1 posted 09/07/16 3:59pm

fanoftheman

Morningstarlet said:

Prince was a romantic, what a great way to propose.

The diamond engagement ring with which Prince proposed to his wife Mayte Garcia, accompanied by 5 handwritten heart notes, which Prince used to lead her on a romantic journey to the ring. At the end of the journey was this stunning round diamond of approximately 2.2 karats, measuring 8.3mm. Large diamond in its secure 6-prong setting perches regally over twisted shoulders showcasing eight channel set round diamonds in a gold band. Stone is cut with a high crown, with ring showing good clarity as well as good white fluorescence. Ring is sized 6.125. Each heart-shaped pink sheet measures 7.5'' x 6.5'' with notes handwritten by Prince, intentionally blurred here. Fine condition. Set of 5 handwritten notes are offered as a collector's piece only and do not come with rights for reproduction, manufacturing or distribution. A remarkable, romantic piece from one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever known. From the collection of Mayte Garcia.

Portions of photo have been intentionally blurred.

Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia
Click above for larger image.

[Edited 9/7/16 15:38pm]

She actually pulled the Auction and did not sell this in the end

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Reply #2 posted 09/07/16 4:03pm

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Oh really, so she didn't sell it. It's a beautiful ring, and the way he proposed was just so romantic. razz

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Reply #3 posted 09/07/16 4:25pm

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It seems so modest. I guess I have grown used to those big rocks,like the 16 carat one that Russell Wilson gave Ciara. I still think it is pretty, though.
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Reply #4 posted 09/07/16 4:29pm

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leftcoast said:

It seems so modest. I guess I have grown used to those big rocks,like the 16 carat one that Russell Wilson gave Ciara. I still think it is pretty, though.



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Reply #5 posted 09/07/16 4:30pm

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That is one hideous ring. Yellow gold - yuck.
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Reply #6 posted 09/07/16 4:43pm

morningsong

And this is important, because...?





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Reply #7 posted 09/07/16 4:54pm

LBrent

Genesia said:

That is one hideous ring. Yellow gold - yuck.


I didn't want to say it, I despise yellow gold.

But the sentiment is very sweet and the thought is romantic.
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Reply #8 posted 09/07/16 4:56pm

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leftcoast said:

It seems so modest. I guess I have grown used to those big rocks,like the 16 carat one that Russell Wilson gave Ciara. I still think it is pretty, though.

I thought it was modest too, but those huge rocks look so gaudy. 16 carots would be crazy big. This is still a good size ring though. biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 09/07/16 5:29pm

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He was a sweetheart.
Back in these days, this was a big ring. Nice cut too.
"What happened to the ring I gave you?..."
She kept it smile
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Reply #10 posted 09/07/16 5:32pm

nursev

The ring is cool, but this is like the 100th thread about it lol

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Reply #11 posted 09/07/16 5:51pm

Morningstarlet

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nursev said:

The ring is cool, but this is like the 100th thread about it lol



Well then I'm sure it will be closed soon. I thought the ring and notes were interesting.
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Reply #12 posted 09/07/16 5:59pm

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Isn't a wedding ring supposed to be the value of 2 month's salary eek . I'm just sayin'....

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Reply #13 posted 09/07/16 6:07pm

nursev

roxy831 said:

Isn't a wedding ring supposed to be the value of 2 month's salary eek . I'm just sayin'....

no U didnt lol

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Reply #14 posted 09/07/16 6:12pm

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kind of a simple ring...look up jewish wedding bands...they are gorgeous.

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Reply #15 posted 09/07/16 6:18pm

luvgirl

anangellooksdown said:

He was a sweetheart.
Back in these days, this was a big ring. Nice cut too.
"What happened to the ring I gave you?..."
She kept it smile



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Reply #16 posted 09/07/16 6:32pm

tmo1965

Morningstarlet said:

leftcoast said:

It seems so modest. I guess I have grown used to those big rocks,like the 16 carat one that Russell Wilson gave Ciara. I still think it is pretty, though.

I thought it was modest too, but those huge rocks look so gaudy. 16 carots would be crazy big. This is still a good size ring though. biggrin

It would work for me. wink

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Reply #17 posted 09/07/16 6:35pm

tmo1965

roxy831 said:

Isn't a wedding ring supposed to be the value of 2 month's salary eek . I'm just sayin'....

Now y'all are justing greedy. biggrin

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Reply #18 posted 09/07/16 6:36pm

tmo1965

fanoftheman said:

Morningstarlet said:

Prince was a romantic, what a great way to propose.

The diamond engagement ring with which Prince proposed to his wife Mayte Garcia, accompanied by 5 handwritten heart notes, which Prince used to lead her on a romantic journey to the ring. At the end of the journey was this stunning round diamond of approximately 2.2 karats, measuring 8.3mm. Large diamond in its secure 6-prong setting perches regally over twisted shoulders showcasing eight channel set round diamonds in a gold band. Stone is cut with a high crown, with ring showing good clarity as well as good white fluorescence. Ring is sized 6.125. Each heart-shaped pink sheet measures 7.5'' x 6.5'' with notes handwritten by Prince, intentionally blurred here. Fine condition. Set of 5 handwritten notes are offered as a collector's piece only and do not come with rights for reproduction, manufacturing or distribution. A remarkable, romantic piece from one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever known. From the collection of Mayte Garcia.

Portions of photo have been intentionally blurred.

Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia
Click above for larger image.

[Edited 9/7/16 15:38pm]

She actually pulled the Auction and did not sell this in the end

If I were her, I would have hocked it a long time ago.

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Reply #19 posted 09/07/16 6:42pm

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nursev said:

roxy831 said:

Isn't a wedding ring supposed to be the value of 2 month's salary eek . I'm just sayin'....

no U didnt lol

LMAO...I'm just sayin'...

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #20 posted 09/07/16 6:43pm

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tmo1965 said:

roxy831 said:

Isn't a wedding ring supposed to be the value of 2 month's salary eek . I'm just sayin'....

Now y'all are justing greedy. biggrin

Please...look it up!!! I'm just sayin'....

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Reply #21 posted 09/07/16 8:13pm

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This was mid-90s...long before monstrous, ice skating rink-sized rings were considered the norm. I'm glad she decided to keep it.

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Reply #22 posted 09/07/16 8:27pm

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Who gives a crap how big or pretty the ring is. He could have stuck a rusty wing nut on my finger if it meant marrying the man! lol
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Reply #23 posted 09/07/16 9:44pm

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Genesia said:

That is one hideous ring. Yellow gold - yuck.


White gold?

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Reply #24 posted 09/07/16 10:09pm

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Who gives a crap how big or pretty the ring is. He could have stuck a rusty wing nut on my finger if it meant marrying the man! lol



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Reply #25 posted 09/08/16 3:58am

Vashtix

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And this is important, because...?





IMO It is part of the Prince hierarchy battle of the women

Prince loved many women and married two but for some reason each wants to be the seen as the ONE

Mayte stands alone as the woman who carried Prince's babies publicly. She and she alone has the distinction of the first wife. However that does not cheapen or lessen friendships Prince maintained with the other women in his life

Prince had relationships with loads of women and from the outside looking in it looks as if they were different; some were professional, some were sexual, some romantic, some spiritual - they are all valid.

Some of his relationships lasted decades and remained until his death unlike the marriages and relationships with the wives . I think that is why there is always this push to prove how important the wives were. Neither lasted as long as his relationships with certain others.

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Reply #26 posted 09/08/16 5:36am

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It's a beautiful ring. Some people have to criticize everything all the time. So exhausting.

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Reply #27 posted 09/08/16 7:42am

LBrent

luv4u said:



Genesia said:


That is one hideous ring. Yellow gold - yuck.


White gold?



Yeah. White gold or platinum is pretty.
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Reply #28 posted 09/08/16 9:48am

justAmeda

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Who gives a crap how big or pretty the ring is. He could have stuck a rusty wing nut on my finger if it meant marrying the man! lol

lol Yep I think many of the ladies would have been ok with a ring out of a cracker jack box if it meant being Mrs. Nelson! smile

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Reply #29 posted 09/08/16 11:46am

morningsong

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morningsong said:

And this is important, because...?





IMO It is part of the Prince hierarchy battle of the women

Prince loved many women and married two but for some reason each wants to be the seen as the ONE

Mayte stands alone as the woman who carried Prince's babies publicly. She and she alone has the distinction of the first wife. However that does not cheapen or lessen friendships Prince maintained with the other women in his life

Prince had relationships with loads of women and from the outside looking in it looks as if they were different; some were professional, some were sexual, some romantic, some spiritual - they are all valid.

Some of his relationships lasted decades and remained until his death unlike the marriages and relationships with the wives . I think that is why there is always this push to prove how important the wives were. Neither lasted as long as his relationships with certain others.

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I'm not sure how this relates to posting about whether or not she did or wanted to sell her engagement ring. But okay. We all know what he was truly committed to and that's a hard mistress to follow.

I honestly wanted to see if this was a setup to have orgers pouncing continuously on Prince's wives for one stupid reason or another. I think that kind of thing is extremely sad.

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