COOL MARIAH CAREY INTERVIEW ON LIFE & LOVE

624,000 Fans Google Singer Mariah Carey's Wedding Dress & Engagement Ring

FANS INTEREST IN Mariah Carey's engagement ring and wedding dress have set the Internet alight — proving that however bad things seem to get in the world, happiness never goes out of style. By Ben Arogundade.

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IT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST and most spectacular engagement rings of all time. American songstress Mariah Carey’s stunning 35-carat diamond and platinum ring, given to her by her Australian billionaire boyfriend, James Packer, set him back a reported $10 million. The ring is “just about the same size as both Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé’s rings combined,” says Vogue. It even beats the 33-carats of the late Elizabeth Taylor’s famous engagement ring from actor Richard Burton, and the reported $3.4 million that media mogul Rupert Murdoch spent on Jerry Hall’s engagement ring.

FANS GOOGLE MARIAH'S LIFE
Interest in Mariah Carey's engagement ring and imminent wedding plans has already set the internet alight. Each month, Google records approximately 52,000 search queries for the terms, “Mariah Carey engagement ring”, and “Mariah Carey wedding dress”. This adds up to a total of around 624,000 searches per year from her fans around the globe.

MARIAH CAREY’S ENGAGEMENT RING DESIGN
Mariah Carey’s engagement ring was created by New York-based jewellery designer and long-standing friend, Wilfredo Rosado. Its design and construction took two weeks and an army of craftsmen working 12-hour days to put together. “I took the standards super high, and I wanted to create a ring that could not be measured up to,” says Rosado. He also felt the pressure to deliver to two very high profile clients, and with the world watching. “For me, it was super stressful,” Rosado recalled. “I didn’t want to fail her.”

MARIAH'S WEDDING DRESS?
There is mounting speculation about what Mariah Carey's wedding dress will look like, and who will design it. She has reportedly asked several designers to pitch for the job — including 17 year old fashion student Sabrina DeSage, whose mother is friends with James Packer. The fashion press are eagerly awaiting the outcome.

MARIAH CAREY’S WEDDING NO.3
Mariah Carey’s upcoming wedding to Packer — the son of publishing magnate Kerry Packer — will mark her third outing. The couple first met over Christmas in Apsen, where they were introduced to each other by film director and producer Brett Ratner, who is a business associate of Packer's. Mariah Carey was previously married to music producer Tommy Mottola (from 1993 to 1998), and later tied the knot with actor Nick Cannon, with whom she has twins, Moroccan and Monroe. It will also be Packer’s third wedding — he first tied the knot with model Jodhi Meares, and then with model and singer Erica Baxter, with whom he has three children.

Rosado’s lavish design of Carey's engagement ring acts as one of the world’s most expensive symbols of the union of two people, but also marks the start of a new chapter in their lives that won't be defined by money. “It’s an epic ring for an epic time in her life,” says Rosado.

ARTICLE UPDATE
In October 2016 James Packer reportedly called off his engagement to fiancée Mariah Carey. The tycoon allowed her to keep the $10 million engagement ring.

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ON SHOW: American singing star Mariah Carey shows off her $10 million engagement ring, given to her by her billionaire fiancé James Packer, who proposed to her in January 2016. Google searches about Carey's engagement ring and wedding top 624,000.

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THE BLING RING: A close-up of recording artist Mariah Carey's $10 million engagement ring; Carey and her Australian fiancé James Packer. The couple remain secretive about their wedding plans.

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*MARIAH CAREY'S WEDDING DRESS & ENGAGEMENT RING ACCORDING TO GOOGLE SEARCH

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The number of people worldwide who Google the phrase, “Mariah Carey wedding dress” each month.

51,200

The number of people worldwide who Google the phrase, “Mariah Carey engagement ring” each month.

*All figures for “Mariah Carey's Wedding Dress & Engagement Ring According to Google Search”, supplied by Google. Stats include global totals for laptop and desktop computers and mobile devices.

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