Nicki Minaj's husband has reportedly splashed out R16.5 million on her wedding ring, which features a 17-carat centre with WS2-clarity diamonds.
Just over a week ago, the Grammy nominee took fans by surprise when she announced on Instagram she had wed her boyfriend of a year, Kenneth Petty. While the rapper shared few details about the milestone occasion other than their wedding date, Oct. 21, Minaj has now unveiled the new diamonds they are sporting on their ring fingers. In photos of the star and her man dressed up as Bride of Chucky characters Chucky and Tiffany, the two donned their new jewelry and gave credit to jewelers Rafaello & Co.
The "Anaconda" hitmaker tied the knot with Kenneth 'Zoo' Petty earlier this month, and although they initially married without the all important rings, they've now finally put the jewellery on each other's fingers, in the form of glistening R16.5 million diamond sparklers.
Whilst posting a professional shot of their couple's Halloween costume – which sees them take on horror movie "The Bride of Chucky" – Nicki wrote on Instagram: "#BrideOfChucky by @polkurucz hair by @kellonderyck makeup by @joycebonelli styled by @benjicarlisle our rings by @rafaelloandco (sic)"
"Congrats to the King and Queen, We wish you both lots of love and happiness together. Thank you for trusting us with designing and making these very special pieces for you both," the company wrote on Instagram, sharing an up-close look at the sparkling jewels for the bride and groom.
So, what kind of ring is Nicki wearing around in honor of her nuptials? A 17 carat one!
According to the company, Minaj's ring features a 17 carat radiant-cut center stone while Petty's band is made up of marquee-shaped diamonds. As a sweet touch, the rings, which the groom helped design with Rafaello & Co., have "Barbie and Ken" inscribed on the inside, a nod to the nicknames she has often called them.
And the 'Chun Li' rapper was recently said to be "very happy" with her "low-key" celebration.
A source said: "Nicki wanted to keep her wedding low-key. She's become much more private over the last year, but she is very happy."