Maria Sharapova's $250,000 Engagement Ring: All the Details!
L.A. Laker Sasha Vujacic made a slam dunk when he proposed to tennis champ Maria Sharapova last Tuesday.
A beaming Sharapova, 23, recently stepped out with her un-missable new engagement ring from her beau, 26.
"This ring makes a statement. It's no wonder why Maria is smiling in the photos! " jewelry expert Michael O'Connor tells UsMagazine.com.
O'Connor gives Us more details on the Grand Slam winner's bling: the center stone appears to be a cushion-cut diamond of approximately 7 to 8 carats on a thick, split-shank platinum band. See more shots of Maria's ring.
Estimated cost, according to O'Connor: $250,000.
After nearly a year of dating -- they first stepped out together at a November 2009 U2 concert -- Vujacic proposed to Sharapova in his Manhattan Beach, Calif. home. No wedding date has been announced.
Back in August, the Slovenia-born basketball star says he and Sharapova has "helped each other" become better at their respective sports. "We both understand what the other is doing and going through, and what it takes to do well in what we do," he said of Russia-born Sharapova.
From Nicole Richie to Miley Cyrus, check out these embarrassing celebrity bikini malfunctions!Watch Video »
Kristen Stewart, Keira Knightley, and Christina Hendricks all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Find out all about Taylor Swift's cute date night and more on Replay hosted by Wonderwall's Kirby Kristen.Watch Video »
David Beckham takes off his shirt for his fans at an LA Galaxy game.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
See the latest celeb wardrobe malfunctions.Watch Video »