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Rihanna Wore a Diamond Toe Ring Worth $1 Million in the Name of “Quiet Luxury”

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Quiet luxury—also known as “stealth wealth”—is in these days, I’m told.

This trend, or perhaps more realistically this lifestyle, refers to wearing logo-less, discreet, high-quality, expensive items, which don’t scream designer but do “whisper” money, as style editor Emma Childs suggests.

Rihanna—a long-time aficionada of all things logos and jewels—doesn’t exactly fit the bill when you think of celebs embracing quiet luxury, and you better bet the Fenty founder knows it.

In a recent, now-deleted TikTok, the star showed off her feet in some very fancy shoes and an even fancier toe ring.

The shoes were heeled black sandals with crystal-embellished ankle straps by Amina Muaddi, originally retailing at $1,380, but now on sale for $966 at Matches Fashion.

As for the ring, it looked much more like a hyper-luxurious engagement ring than you’d expect a toe ring to, ever, featuring a giant pear-cut diamond.

Rihanna gave her TikTok the tongue-in-cheek caption, “quiet luxury.” I see what you did there, RiRi.

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“Rihanna is always impressing with her jewellery—just a few months ago, she wore $3.2 million worth of diamonds during her performance at the Super Bowl. Thus, it’s no surprise to see her flaunting an enormous diamond on her toe during a recent night out,” commented Maxwell Stone, a diamond expert at Steven Stone.

“Custom made by XIV Karats, the ring features a 9 carat pear cut diamond, sat on a pave band.

“Having been around since the late 1400s, pear-cut diamonds have been worn by women for centuries. Because of their nontraditional cut, they’re believed to symbolize the empowerment and independence of the wearer—making the cut the perfect

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Rihanna’s Diamond Toe Ring Is Allegedly Worth $1 Million

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Good afternoon, we’re here to inform you that Rihanna just stepped out wearing a diamond toe ring worth more than…literally anything most of us have ever laid eyes on. (Unless you’re in possession of your own million dollar toe ring, in which case I take it all back.)

Rihanna showed off her giant diamond toe ring in a TikTok, which she iconically captioned “quiet luxury.”

The 9 carat ring was made by XIV Karats, who confirmed that Rihanna wore it ahead of the 2023 Met Gala when she stepped out in this:

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Also, since you’re wondering, yes people in the comments of Rihanna’s TikTok think she’s telling us she’s engaged to A$AP Rocky so—if you’re reading into this toe ring—you’re not alone. And if you want to speculate further, fans also think she wore a straight-up wedding dress to the Met Gala.

As one person put it, “I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I think this is a nod to Rihanna and ASAP getting married. She’s late, she’s the last to arrive, and she’s in a wedding dress.”

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Missing diamond ring reunited with its owner 13 years later

Now it doesn’t look like it did. I’ve been prepped for that last week. Mary Strand identified her diamond ring that had been missing for 13 years. That’s my ring. It’s nice to see it again. Now that she’s let the reunion sink in *** bit. She and her husband, David shared their gratitude for everyone that helped them find their missing treasure, including W C C O. My daughter called me and she said, mom, you’re never going to believe this. And I said what she said, I just saw Frank Vaso do *** story about your ring back in March, met council maintenance manager John Tierney found the ring here at the Rogers Wastewater plant floating in this sludge in water ever since it was his mission to get the ring back to its rightful owner. I was getting pretty optimistic that there is *** good opportunity would find somebody. And I’m glad for these two, Mary and David have been married 46 years, this October on their 33rd wedding anniversary. David surprised her with this ring. It didn’t quite fit, right. And after *** few months of wearing it, she lost it. I reached over and flushed the toilet and the ring fell in and it was swirling around and I truly dove for it. Ironically, David has his own drain and sewer business, but despite his expertise, he couldn’t find his wife’s ring. We went from, from where the toilet is 200 ft out. After 13 years of being beat up in the waterway system, the ring isn’t wearable yet. I’m just glad to have it back because you can get it reset these two. Prove you don’t need *** ring to have *** love this strong, she wouldn’t remember where it happened.


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Diamond ring found in wastewater treatment plant returned to owner after 13 years

A diamond anniversary ring found in a regional wastewater treatment plant in the Twin Cities has been returned to its owner after nearly 13 years.

The Metropolitan Council previously found the ring in March at the treatment plant in Rogers, Minnesota, noting it was a “rare event, like winning the lottery.” After posting on Facebook about the discovery, the Met Council announced on Monday the ring was returned to its rightful owner.  

The ring was found by a maintenance crew that was working on a piece of equipment that separates large and heavy items from the wastewater as it enters the plant. As one of the technicians began to shovel out sand and grit that had settled to the bottom of the machinery, another technician spotted a shiny object in the material. It turned out to be the diamond ring. 

The Metropolitan Council posted on Facebook about the ring with “distinctive features” in hopes of locating the owner. Hundreds of people who had lost rings in the wastewater treatment system contacted Met Council about the found ring. Each person was asked to describe the ring and submit photos of it. 

Only one photo looked like a match. Two jewelers compared the ring photo against the actual ring, with both determining it was highly likely that it was a match. 

The owner positively identified the ring as the one that had been lost almost 13 years ago. After reuniting the owner with the diamond ring, the owner now wants to thank the

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From Mined to Made: How Liori Diamonds is Revolutionizing Diamond Jewelry

Blood diamonds are a dark reality in the diamond industry. Blood diamonds, or conflict diamonds, are mined in war-torn countries, where the profits from their sale are often used to finance violent conflicts and perpetrate human rights abuses. Workers can be subjected to dangerous and inhumane working conditions as forced and child labor is common in these areas. In recent years, the diamond industry has taken steps to address this issue with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, which was created to prevent the trade in these problematic gems. However, critics have argued that it is not effective and has failed to stop the flow of blood diamonds.

Consumers, however, are more informed and conscious than ever about the social and ethical impact of their purchasing decisions. This has led to a consumer revolution in many industries. In the jewelry industry, many consumers are using their dollars to support a relatively new, more ethical, alternative: lab-grown diamonds. Leading the charge in this consumer shift is Liori Diamonds, an innovative New York based jewelry company.

As opposed to being mined from the Earth, lab-grown diamonds are produced in a laboratory environment, as the name suggests, using a process that simulates the intense heat and pressure naturally occurring within the Earth’s crust. These diamonds have the same chemical composition, crystal structure, and physical properties as their earth-mined counterparts, but are often less expensive due to the lower costs of production.


As the lab-grown diamond industry continues to evolve, Liori Diamonds has emerged as a preeminent jeweler in the market. With a wide selection of high-quality lab-grown diamonds and a commitment to excellent customer service, Liori Diamonds is quickly becoming the go-to destination for those seeking exciting, ethical, and affordable diamond jewelry. With an industry-leading selection of

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Owner reunited with lost diamond ring found at Rogers wastewater treatment plant

Owner reunited with lost diamond ring found at Rogers wastewater treatment plant

A lost diamond ring found at the Rogers Wastewater Treatment Plant is now reunited with its owner, according to a news release from the Metropolitan Council.

The Met Council announced in April that workers had found a unique, gold ring “with a bunch of diamonds.” They then asked people who think the ring could be theirs to describe it and send in photos.

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Hundreds of people contacted the Met Council, hoping the lost ring was theirs. Only one photo looked similar, so two jewelers compared the ring to the photo and confirmed it to be a match, according to the release.

“My daughter called me and she said, ‘Mom, you’re never going to believe this,’” said Mary Strand, the owner of the ring.

She said her daughter alerted her to news reports about a ring being discovered at the wastewater plant.

Strand believed it could be hers, after losing a gold ring back in 2010.

She said her husband had gotten her a ring for their 33rd wedding anniversary but it was a little too big.

“I reached over and flushed the toilet and the ring fell in and it was swirling around and I truly dove for it,” Strand explains.

Oddly enough, the Strands run a sewer business called Viking Sewer and Drain Services, so they have experience in retrieving items that have gone down drains.

She said they took the toilet outside and tried to shake out the ring, then put a sewer camera 200 feet down the sewer line to see if they could find it.

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Ring found in MN wastewater treatment plant returned to owner

Back in March, the employees went to social media in hopes of finding the rightful owner describing the dirty discovery, “like a needle in a haystack.”

ROGERS, Minn. — After nearly 13 years, a person who lost something very special has it back on their finger thanks to a sparkle in some sewage and some empathetic employees at a Minnesota plant.

The woman, Mary Strand, met with reporters Wednesday to share her unlikely story, during which she laughed… a LOT. 

Back in March, a diamond ring was discovered at a regional water treatment plant in Rogers.

John Tierney, a mechanical maintenance manager for The Metropolitan Council’s nine wastewater treatment plants, and a few coworkers were shoveling debris from the equipment when Tierney spotted the ring.

They went to social media in hopes of finding the rightful owner describing the dirty discovery, “like a needle in a haystack.”

But they were pretty confident the unique design of the diamond ring could be the key to finding their mysterious ring flusher.

And sure enough, the “precious” ring was reunited.

Mary told reporters on that fateful day she was using the downstairs bathroom in their home, washed her hands and was going to flush the toilet. At that moment the ring, which was given to her as a 33rd anniversary present by her husband Dave, slipped off her hand and plunged to the bottom of the toilet bowl. 

“It was swirling around, I truly dove for it, and it went down

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Wife mistakenly flushed diamond ring 13 years ago. Then wastewater crews see ‘sparkle’

Mary Strand accidentally dropped her diamond ring into the toilet 13 years ago — then she flushed and saw her beloved jewelry swirling down the drain.

“I’m watching this ring swirl,” she recalled when talking with the Metropolitan Council, which provides services for the Twin Cities metropolitan area. “I dove for the ring, and it went down. It went down the drain. “

Panicked, the first thing the Rogers, Minnesota, woman did was call her husband, who happens to run a sewer and drain cleaning business.

He shook the toilet, hoping his wife’s ring might be stuck, but he had no such luck.

He also used a sewer camera — that can look about 200 feet away from the toilet — but “didn’t see anything,” he said in a Metropolitan Council video.

“I never, ever, ever thought that I would ever see this again,” Strand said.

Then in March, crews at the Rogers Wastewater Treatment Plant “spotted a sparkle coming from the muck” while working on machinery, according to a May 17 news release from the Metropolitan Council.

“Buried in the grit and the muck, they found a chisel, a clamp and a diamond ring,” officials said.

Metropolitan Council Maintenance Manager John Tierney “realized that it was probably special to someone and made a public appeal to find the ring’s owner,” according to the release. “Hundreds of people responded and shared photos and descriptions of rings lost down the drain. But only one photo stood out.”

That photo was of Strand’s long-lost diamond ring.

“Two jewelers compared the ring with the photo, and both said it was a likely match,” officials said.

“Against all odds,” the ring was returned to Strand on May 8.

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Police hunt for NYC trio in $100K diamond, jewelry theft

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in finding the three individuals wanted in connection to a jewelry theft

Police say at around 2:10 p.m. on Friday, April 28, a 55-year-old man was changing his tire in front of 261 W St. when the first suspect talked to him. 

While the victim was distracted, the second suspect went to the car and removed a suitcase from the backseat, police said.

The suitcase contained approximately $100,000 worth of diamonds and jewelry. 

The third suspect was acting as a “lookout,” police said.

The three unidentified individuals fled the scene in a taxi and were last seen near the Queensboro Bridge.

The NYPD is looking for these three individuals. (NYPD)

Individual #1:

  • Man with light complexion, slim build, approximately 30 to 40 years old, and 5’7″ to 5’8″ tall.

Individual #2:

  • Man with light complexion, black hair, average build, 30 to 40 years old, and approximately 5’6″ to 5’7″ tall.

Individual #3: 

No injuries were reported. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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