Earth to Rosie O'Donnell: How '99 Percent' Is a $100,000 Engagement Ring?

In November, Rosie O'Donnell visited the Occupy Wall Street protests with a film crew at Zuccotti Park. Now, Us Weekly magazine is reporting Rosie didn't exactly act like the "99 percent" in proposing gay marriage, for the second time, to New York-based headhunter Michelle Rounds. "I proposed with my head down, hand out and a huge lump in my throat," O'Donnell told Us.

Jewelry expert Michael O'Connor told Us that the ring's estimated value is about $100,000. "Wow! This is a platinum ring that gets you noticed," O'Connor marveled. "The cushion cut center diamond is approximately 4 carats, and since it's set in platinum, the diamond will be held more securely. There may be additional significance to the fact that the center diamond is surrounded by 'rounds' set into a platinum collar."

News of the engagement broke Monday, after O'Donnell made an announcement to audience members of The Rosie Show during a commercial break. But on Tuesday, O'Donnell told viewers that the proposal took place "a few months ago."

[Hat tip: Brian Maloney]

 

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis