Nice Work Jionni! Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi shared some big news this week – she’s pregnant and engaged to boyfriend Jionni LaValle. Wow – he’s been pretty busy!
According to reports, LaValle spent approx $55,000 on the princess-cut engagement ring for his bride-to-be.
Ben Bekdas, jeweler at B&B Jewelry in New Jersey, helped to design the ring with Snooki’s fiancé, telling E! Online, “He wanted the very best for his honey!”
So they decided to go with an eternity band containing two carats of round diamonds and a 3.02 carat princess-cut diamond in the middle, totaling over 5 carats.
“Snooki was here a few months ago to pick up a birthday present from her father. She was dropping hints to Jionni and tried a couple of rings on.”
“She picked out three different styles of rings. She liked the top of one and the side of another.”
According to Bekdas, Jionni LaValle returned to the store solo about two months ago and the they began designing the ring, which he picked up last month.
So how did LaValle pop the question?
“They were at the W Hotel in Hoboken,” Ben said. “Jionni got down on one knee on the balcony. Snooki had no idea she was getting a ring.”
Congrats, you two!