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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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angelsrc79 on

It drives me NUTS when they want to showcase something on a celebrity and proceed to to do it by COVERING UP the exact spot where they’re have it on. You guys did this with Jessica Biel’s engagement ring, and now again with J Lo. We’d actually like to see the celebrity WEARING the piece, you know!

Okay, I’m done ranting now.

Jeri McKendrick on

Wow, and kids are starving! Hope it makes her happy.

shay on

they could have put it in a better setting, i think more people would be interested if it were in a different setting…. not many people can pull it off like she can, but then again who really can afford it these days anyways, what do i know lol

Courtney on

oh please yes big colored diamonds are rare but they aren’t unheard of though your more likely to find a large colored quartz Beryl or Corundum. the most common member of the quartz family is Amathyst the birthstone of February the most common gems in the beryl family are Aquamarine birthstone of March & Emerald that of May and Corundum is Ruby & Sapphire the birthstones of July and September respectively

yolanda on

she is tacky with a capital T, always has been.

Sunny on

That’s crazy…in a bad way.

helen on

I could care less about that ring but her outfit is gorgeous! I have to admit though I’m so over her. I can’t even watch AI this season because of her.

Nicole A. on

Wow, I would love to know how much she gave for charity :( saaad

Aasha on

They say it was flown from Africa so what if shes wearing a blood diamond?

Sabrina on

the stone is pretty but $2 million!no way especially it being set in Wood?! well they jack it up in price just because shes rich.but as long as shes happy,thats all that matters

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