Ariana Grande’s fans speculate her engagement ring pays homage to her late grandfather

Ariana Grande‘s stunning oval-shaped engagement ring appears to pay tribute to her grandfather, who passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer in 2014. 

After the 27-year-old singer revealed her engagement to Dalton Gomez on Sunday morning, her eagle-eyed fans noticed the pearl next to diamond bears a striking resemblance to a ring previously gifted to her from her grandma, Marjorie ‘Nonna.’ 

In a surfaced Tweet, from six years ago, Grande wrote ‘Nonna had a ring made for me w/ the pearl from grandpa’s tie pin’ after ‘he told her in a dream it’d protect’ her.   

Sentimental: Ariana Grande's stunning oval-shaped engagement ring appears to pay tribute to her grandfather, who passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer in 2014; seen in January

Sentimental: Ariana Grande's stunning oval-shaped engagement ring appears to pay tribute to her grandfather, who passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer in 2014; seen in January

Sentimental: Ariana Grande’s stunning oval-shaped engagement ring appears to pay tribute to her grandfather, who passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer in 2014; seen in January 

Accompanying her past Tweet, which received more than 53,500 likes, was a picture of a small pearl on a gold band. 

While it is not confirmed whether the milky-colored gem is the same as her grandpa’s tie pin, Grande captioned her engagement announcement ‘forever n then some’ — which she previously wrote under a throwback shot of her grandparents in 2018. 

The Grammy winner, who has publicly spoken about wanting a marriage like her maternal grandparents shared from 1946 to 2014, was very close to her grandfather. 

Months after he died, she had the word ‘bellisima,’ which is Italian for beautiful, tattooed to her ribcage as that was his nickname for her.   

Legacy: The Grammy winner, who has publicly spoken about wanting a marriage like her maternal grandparents shared from 1946 to 2014, was very close to her grandfather

Legacy: The Grammy winner, who has publicly spoken about wanting a marriage like her maternal grandparents shared from 1946 to 2014, was very close to her grandfather

Legacy: The Grammy winner, who has publicly spoken about wanting a marriage like her maternal grandparents shared from 1946 to 2014, was very close to her grandfather

Her latest accessory’s apparent family connection sent fans into a frenzy as they tweeted about ‘crying’ over Gomez’s sentimental decision to use the same peal or lookalike. 

‘Her noona gave her a pearl ring which is also her birthstone. And probably that’s why Dalton inserted a pearl in that beautiful engagement ring,’ one Twitter user gushed. 

Another wrote: ‘THE PEARL ON THE RING IS FROM HER GRANDPAS PIN BEFORE HE PASSED AND NONNA HAD A DREAM THAT HER GRANDPA SAID IT WOULD PROTECT ARI…. IM GONNA GO AND CRY NOW.’ 

Sweet: In a surfaced Tweet, from six years ago, Grande wrote 'Nonna had a ring made for me w/ the pearl from grandpa's tie pin' after 'he told her in a dream it'd protect' her

Sweet: In a surfaced Tweet, from six years ago, Grande wrote 'Nonna had a ring made for me w/ the pearl from grandpa's tie pin' after 'he told her in a dream it'd protect' her

Sweet: In a surfaced Tweet, from six years ago, Grande wrote ‘Nonna had a ring made for me w/ the pearl from grandpa’s tie pin’ after ‘he told her in a dream it’d protect’ her

Paying homage: While it's not confirmed whether the milky-colored gem is the same as her grandpa's tie pin, Grande captioned her engagement announcement 'forever n then some' — which she previously wrote under a throwback shot of her grandparents in 2018

Paying homage: While it's not confirmed whether the milky-colored gem is the same as her grandpa's tie pin, Grande captioned her engagement announcement 'forever n then some' — which she previously wrote under a throwback shot of her grandparents in 2018

Paying homage: While it’s not confirmed whether the milky-colored gem is the same as her grandpa’s tie pin, Grande captioned her engagement announcement ‘forever n then some’ — which she previously wrote under a throwback shot of her grandparents in 2018

In addition, Zaven Ghanimian, CEO, Simon G. Jewelry, provided more details about the star’s stunning sparkler to DailyMail.com.   

‘Ariana’s ring is an oval diamond set at a diagonal angle alongside a single white pearl in white gold or platinum, creating a modern yet feminine look that aligns with her overall style perfectly,’ he said, while estimating the massive four-carat diamond ring’s value to be between $50,000-$100,000. 

He continued: ‘The pearl is harder to tell but it could be a cultured, bleached pearl or a natural south seas pearl. Furthermore, if the center stone is a lab grown diamond, which there’s no way for us to know, the value could be anywhere from $27,000 to $32,000.’

'Her noona gave her a pearl ring which is also her birthstone. And probably that's why Dalton inserted a pearl in that beautiful engagement ring . Please THET ARE SO PRECIOUS. I am bawling,' one Twitter user gushed

'Her noona gave her a pearl ring which is also her birthstone. And probably that's why Dalton inserted a pearl in that beautiful engagement ring . Please THET ARE SO PRECIOUS. I am bawling,' one Twitter user gushed

‘Her noona gave her a pearl ring which is also her birthstone. And probably that’s why Dalton inserted a pearl in that beautiful engagement ring . Please THET ARE SO PRECIOUS. I am bawling,’ one Twitter user gushed

Impressive: Additionally, Zaven Ghanimian, CEO, Simon G. Jewelry, provided more details about the star's stunning sparkler to DailyMail.com, which is believed to include a four-carat diamond ring at a value of $50,000-$100,000

Impressive: Additionally, Zaven Ghanimian, CEO, Simon G. Jewelry, provided more details about the star's stunning sparkler to DailyMail.com, which is believed to include a four-carat diamond ring at a value of $50,000-$100,000

Impressive: Additionally, Zaven Ghanimian, CEO, Simon G. Jewelry, provided more details about the star’s stunning sparkler to DailyMail.com, which is believed to include a four-carat diamond ring at a value of $50,000-$100,000

On Sunday, Grande’s mother Joan and brother Frankie took to social media with supportive words . 

Grande’s mom Joan tweeted, ‘I am so excited to welcome Dalton Gomez into our family! Ariana, I love you and Dalton so much!!!! Here’s to happily ever after! YAY! xoxoxo.’

Her brother Frankie tweeted, ‘I am so happy for you both and so excited to (officially) welcome Dalton into the family! YAY! This is just the beginning of a long-lasting life filled with laughter & love. Ugh. I love you both! HAPPY ENGAGEMENT!’ 

Lots of love: Her latest accessory's apparent family connection sent fans into a frenzy as they tweeted about 'crying' over Gomez's sentimental decision to incorporate the same peal or lookalike

Lots of love: Her latest accessory's apparent family connection sent fans into a frenzy as they tweeted about 'crying' over Gomez's sentimental decision to incorporate the same peal or lookalike

Lots of love: Her latest accessory’s apparent family connection sent fans into a frenzy as they tweeted about ‘crying’ over Gomez’s sentimental decision to incorporate the same peal or lookalike

A source told People that ‘both sets of parents are thrilled’ amid news of the engagement: ‘This is a happy time for them … they couldn’t be happier, they’re just so excited.’

Over the weekend, the beauty shared a photo of a stunning diamond ring on her left finger as she wrote, ‘forever n then some,’ along with some loved-up snaps. 

The engagement comes just after nearly a year of dating her real estate beau. 

Off the market: Grande showed off a few photos of the stunning oval shaped diamond that featured a delicate pearl next to it

Off the market: Grande showed off a few photos of the stunning oval shaped diamond that featured a delicate pearl next to it

Off the market: Grande showed off a few photos of the stunning oval shaped diamond that featured a delicate pearl next to it 

Lucky man: 26-year-old Dalton was seen embracing Ariana as they laid on the floor after he popped the question

Lucky man: 26-year-old Dalton was seen embracing Ariana as they laid on the floor after he popped the question

Lucky man: 26-year-old Dalton was seen embracing Ariana as they laid on the floor after he popped the question

Posting four photos to commemorate the joyous announcement, Grande shared images of the couple along with a close-up photo of her giant sparkler.

The pair were first linked back in January 2020 and have continued to go from strength to strength as evident with the proposal.

Famous friends were quick to gush over the amazing announcement as Hailey Bieber wrote ‘YAYYYYYY!!!!! so so happy for you guys!!’

Kim Kardashian posted ‘Soooo happy for u guys!!! Love you!!!’

Loved up: The Positions hitmaker and her real estate beau have been dating since January 2020

Loved up: The Positions hitmaker and her real estate beau have been dating since January 2020

Loved up: The Positions hitmaker and her real estate beau have been dating since January 2020

Longtime manager Scooter Braun wrote ‘congrats to these two amazing souls. Ari we love you and could not be happier for you. Dalton you are a lucky man.’

Demi Lovato was floored by the ring as she said, ‘this ring is everything!!!!’

Grande has not been shy on social media about her love for her now fiance as she has called him her ‘best friend,’ and ‘favorite part of all the days.’

The pair first went public in May as they made an appearance in the Stuck With U music video.

Previously hesitant to step out with Gomez, a source told ET in May: ‘Ariana has had some hesitation being so public about her relationship with Dalton as she’s seen how that has worn on her past relationships.’

Now her first serious relationship since breaking off her engagement to Pete Davidson in 2018 after being engaged for five months, it seems that this impending union is for real.

Love: Previously hesitant to step out with Gomez, a source told ET in May: 'Ariana has had some hesitation being so public about her relationship with Dalton as she's seen how that has worn on her past relationships'

Love: Previously hesitant to step out with Gomez, a source told ET in May: 'Ariana has had some hesitation being so public about her relationship with Dalton as she's seen how that has worn on her past relationships'

Love: Previously hesitant to step out with Gomez, a source told ET in May: ‘Ariana has had some hesitation being so public about her relationship with Dalton as she’s seen how that has worn on her past relationships’

Now with another ring on her finger, the future looks bright for the soon to be Mrs. Gomez.

The pair first met when Grande was looking for another home through his luxury real estate firm and her team happened to enlist his help in particular.

‘Ariana was looking for a home outside of Los Angeles to be her getaway house, and her team found Dalton to help,’ a source told Us Weekly over the summer.

‘When she saw him, she immediately thought he was cute and very good-looking, and she asked her team to set up an in-person meeting with him. Ariana fell very hard for Dalton shortly after they met.’

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