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Revealed: How much did loved up Rory McIlroy spend on engagement ring for Erica?

Eimear Rabbitt

Published 12/12/2015 | 10:33

Rory McIlroy with his fiancee Erica Stoll at the a fundraiser for The Paddy Wallace Fund in Belfast on Thursday. Photo: Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
Rory McIlroy with his fiancee Erica Stoll at the a fundraiser for The Paddy Wallace Fund in Belfast on Thursday. Photo: Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
Rory McIlroy with his fiancee Erica Stoll at the a fundraiser for The Paddy Wallace Fund in Belfast on Thursday.
Rory McIlroy celebrates with Erica Stoll after winning the DP World Tour Golf Championship in Dubai
Love is in the air for Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll
Erica Stoll at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 31, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland with girlfriend Erica Stoll during the fourth round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 31, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Erica Stoll
Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Erica Stoll
Rory McIlroy celebrates with his girlfriend Erica Stoll and trophies after winning The Race to Dubai and DP World Tour Championship. Photo: Reuters / Paul Childs
Rory McIlroy celebrates with his Father Gerry, mother Rosie and girlfriend Erica Stoll after winning The Race to Dubai and DP World Tour Championship. Photo: Reuters / Paul Childs
Erica Stoll, girlfriend of Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, talks with Gerry McIlroy (left). Photo: Reuters / Paul Childs

He is one of the richest sports stars in the world, and it seems Rory McIlroy has let the ring do the talking when it comes to showing how much his new fiancee means to him.

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The Irish golfer and his wife-to-be Erica Stoll confirmed the news this week when the American beauty stepped out sporting a massive diamond on her ring finger.

And the Herald can reveal that the oval cut diamond is worth an estimated €600,000 – more than double the estimated price of the engagement ring presented by Rory to former fiancee Caroline Wozniacki.

Sparkler

McIlroy and Danish tennis ace Caroline parted ways in May last year, five months after the golfer popped the question with the “cushion-cut, halo-style” sparkler during a New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Sydney.

It was reported at the time of the split that Rory (26) wanted the tennis star to keep her engagement ring after ending their relationship.

Rory McIlroy with his fiancee Erica Stoll at the a fundraiser for The Paddy Wallace Fund in Belfast on Thursday.
Rory McIlroy with his fiancee Erica Stoll at the a fundraiser for The Paddy Wallace Fund in Belfast on Thursday.

Dublin-based diamond expert Seamus Fahy told the Herald that he would value the “four carat” diamond ring worn by Caroline at €250,000. 

Meanwhile, an oval cut diamond like Erica’s could net a price of more than half-a-million euro.

“The oval one is worth more,” said Mr Fahy, who owns Voltaire Diamonds on King Street South.

“I would value the five carat ring at about €600,000.

And it seems Rory opted for a popular style,with Mr Fahy confirming that oval diamonds are the cut of choice at the moment.

Former world number one Rory, who’s worth more than €400m, is said to have gone down on bended knee during a trip to Paris.

The current number three has made no secret of the fact that he’s head over heels in love with the beautiful Florida native, who  he has been dating for nearly a year.

Rory McIlroy celebrates with Erica Stoll after winning the DP World Tour Golf Championship in Dubai
Rory McIlroy celebrates with Erica Stoll after winning the DP World Tour Golf Championship in Dubai

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