Closer look at Abby Viduya’s diamond engagement ring

Earlier this week, celebrity couple Abby Viduya and Jomari Yllana made headlines after confirming their official engagement.

Read: Why did Jomari Yllana propose to Abby Viduya in Hong Kong even after wedding plans, pamamanhikan?

In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) on August 20, 2023, the actress happily obliged when asked to share more details.

Jomari’s proposal took place at The Peak—which has a splendid view of the world-famous Victoria Harbour—in Hong Kong.

Abby further said, “Ang funny lang kasi nauna yung pag-asikaso ng wedding and pamamanhikan.”

The trip doubled as a celebration for Jomari’s belated 47th birthday, which fell on August 16.

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Asked to give more details about her ring, Abby opted to send a close-up photo of her engagement ring to PEP.ph’s head of correspondents, Arniel Serato.

A jeweler said the size is at least 3 carats.

The cost?

According to Janis Fine Jewelry, the price of 3-carat round-cut diamond rings in the Philippines ranges from PHP1.2 million to PHP2.5 million, especially those that are certified by Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

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In a previous interview, Abby revealed that the civil wedding will most likely happen in November 2023.

The couple plans to exchange their vows in Las Vegas, Nevada, surrounded by their closest family members.

Abby told PEP.ph, “We’re going to Vegas. We’re gonna pull-off a JLo and Ben Affleck wedding. Kasi, gusto namin na kami lang dalawa at first.”

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DEAR ABBY: I graduated from college with a degree in a niche field. In my graduating class of nearly 7,000, there were only four of us with this specific degree. I now have a career in the field I majored in. I love what I do and take pride in it. The problem is my family. For whatever reason, my parents and siblings don’t seem to want to remember what I do. When people back home ask what I’m up to, they come up with vague or dismissive answers.

When they tell me about it later, they seem to think it’s funny. The first few times I could laugh about it too, but this has been going on for years. Their one-sided running gag has grown old. I don’t care that they’re not interested in what I do, but I feel humiliated and hurt when they act so dismissive of it to other people. It happened again a few days ago, while I was out with my family at an event. A family member intentionally messed up the name of my workplace multiple times (even after I had corrected him) while talking to a volunteer. Although I managed to step in, it’s still weighing on me. I have tried explaining what I do numerous times. It’s not confusing. I have even suggested they use broader alternatives (if they would say I’m an ecologist, I would be thrilled). Nothing has changed. I’m left wondering if this runs deeper than a joke and they don’t actually take me seriously. Do I need to be more blunt? Should I tell them this has crossed the line from funny to hurtful? Or am I blowing this out of proportion? — HURT IN THE WEST

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