Gabrielle Union's Engagement Ring: All the Scoop!

12/23/2013 at 12:33 PM ET

Gabrielle Union engagement ring detailsCourtesy Gabrielle Union; Inset: Getty

No, that blinding flash you experienced Saturday night was not a shooting star or meteor shower. Rather, it was just Gabrielle Union’s newest accessory twinkling in the light. After all, it’s the size of a small planet and can likely be seen from outer space — and now we’ve got some more information about it, courtesy of jeweler Jason Arasheben, CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills.

The jeweler worked closely with Union’s longtime love Dwyane Wade to design the perfect ring for the actress, settling on an 8.5-carat cushion-cut stunner, valued at nearly $1 million. And judging by her reaction (seen in Arasheben’s Instagram photo, below) it was worth all the effort.

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“I made three separate personal visits to Miami to present different options until we found the perfect stone,” Arasheben tells PEOPLE of working with the Miami Heat guard. “He had been planning it for months and was very particular to find the stone of her dreams.” According to an Arasheben source, Wade was “100% of the process — he worked with Jason to pick the perfect ring.”

Though the couple hasn’t confirmed whether they’ll be using Arasheben for the wedding rings, we have a strong suspicion that Union wouldn’t have it any other way, judging by this Tweet: “Maaaaaannn… I’m floatin! Thank you SO much for all the love, well wishes & support!” (Not to mention this one: “And yes my hands were ashy… And yes my nails arent done… I was truly caught off guard but happy nonetheless :) lmao #ashyknucklesbringgoodluck” — gotta love her for keeping it real!)

What do you think of the ring? Are you loving the second look at it? Tell us below!

–Alex Apatoff

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Gretchen on

Gorgeous! Congratulations to the happy couple! Can’t imagine why people comment on her manicure instead of saying congrats, and with them well!

Lanessa on

I am so happy for you and Dwayne. Finally, a couple that took their time at building a relationship. No lying, no cheating. Gabrielle, girl, God truly answers prayers. I can only pray that one day I can feel the joy and love you have in your heart for this strong man. What God has put together, let No man tear unsunder. Congratulations to you both and stay Blessed.

KathyC on

You know men,…they’d never think of waiting for you to get a manicure. That ring is a token of lots of love…..who even notices the nails. Congratulations and be happy.

sister3 on

That is an exceptionally beautiful ring! Guess for that price it should be, though.

blackadonai on

Reblogged this on Welcome To Black Adonis Blog.

itsall good nroanoke on

God Bless! KEEP YOUR LOVE LIFE OUT OF THE MEDIA!

Redd on

It’s stunning!! So happy for these two!!

Tiffany on

Picked out what? It’s a plain ring with a big diamond. Like a ton of other rings out there.

Layla on

I absolutely love them together. They are a gorgeous couple. Gabrielle looks better than 20 year old women and Dwyane is so handsome.

Just My Opinion on

Two of my favorite people. So happy for them!

Michael on

She looks great! Wedding rings are a public way to say that a person is married

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