Jenny Has a Rock: Jennifer Lopez Wears a $2.1 Million Ring on 'American Idol'

04/05/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Jennifer LopezFrank Micelotta/PictureGroup; Inset: Courtesy Cora

We’re not fooled by this rock: on Wednesday’s episode of American Idol, Jennifer Lopez seriously caught our eyes with her fancy yellow-diamond ring by Cora jewelers — a sparkler that comes with a $2.1 million price tag.

The 50.40-carat bauble — set in 18-karat yellow gold and ebony wood — will soon be available for purchase on the jeweler’s site. (Any takers?) The gem itself came from Africa; after it was found it was flown to New York where experts carefully sculpted and polished the diamond, preparing it for certification from the Gemological Institute of America.

According to Cora, colored diamonds are quite rare — especially in such a large size. So once the stone was perfected, jewelers chose to mount it on ebony, something that was “also from nature,” just like the gem, a Cora rep tells PEOPLE. And then, it ended up in Los Angeles — and on Lopez’s right hand Wednesday.

“Having someone like Jennifer Lopez wear our ring, for me, is the ultimate. She represents a strong woman with a great sense of work ethic and intelligence,” Cora CEO Suzette Gomes tells PEOPLE. “She is the American dream.” And now, our American jewelry idol, too.

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Susan on

I don’t like the ring at all but, I sure would like to have the money it cost !!!!!

LB on

The “American dream”???? What does tht mean???? Just another phony, self-indulgent, limited talented celebrity who wants to act 20-something instead of the 40-something she is. YUCK!

Shar on

She looks like Beyonce.

E on

lovely and lets just hope no-one was killed in Africa so Ms Lopez’s fingers could look pretty………

carol doyon on

it is so easy to put us in a “sleeping state”..

halee on

I’ve seen better at thrift shops.

Lori on

With the Economy in the toilet, people barely making it, etc, why does “celebs” flaunt expensive items? SMH…

carol doyon on

to flaunt it,to put it in everybody’s face is “cheap,self centered..and what i think is this…i am truly happy when someone “makes it”..or when someone wins the lottery,or when a dream you had since childhood comes true…and yes i know about, how you have to “work” for it…but everyone of them who made it,they end up,everyone of them…over the top…nothing is good enough,need to “top” this…i can afford this,do i want it? do i need it???,heu…no,but who cares..they are talking about me…

carol doyon on

does any of those “over the top artist” remember where they come from…ah to be human is to forget…

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