Nicky Hilton’s engagement ring from James Rothschild

We got a glimpse this week of Nicky Hilton’s engagement ring – and it looks stunning. An asscher-cut diamond with trillion side diamonds, the band appears to be platinum or 18kt white gold.

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We estimate that Nicky’s center diamond is at least 6 carats, with the side diamonds adding another 3-5 carats to its total weight. The diamonds look colorless, and it’s particularly important with step-cut stones such as these to choose a high clarity grade. This will mean that imperfections within the stone are not visible when looking at it from the top of the engagement ring.

Hilton, 30, has been dating banking heir James Rothschild for three years, after meeting him at Petra Ecclestone’s wedding in Italy. The pair got engaged on a recent trip to Lake Como, where James popped the question while they were boating. Nicky was previously married to a childhood friend in 2004, but the marriage was annulled after three months.

What do you think of Nicky Hilton’s engagement ring? Are you a fan of asscher cut diamonds?