They've been coy on it for months, but now Halle Berry has joined Olivier Martinez in admitting that they are engaged after briefly touching on the subject with Extra TV and wearing the lavish engagement ring that Martinez had purchased for her. "Who knew? I swore it off, right? Never say never, people!" laughed Berry as she talked to 'Extra's' Terri Seymour about the engagement.
The ring itself was designed by Robert Mazlo, a good friend and next door neighbour of Martinez' who described it to People Magazine as a "one-of-a-kind piece and cannot be replaced." Continuing, he added "The ring is textured and contains codes and symbols which you cannot see . only the person wearing it can. It's very uncommon. The symbols and codes represent [the couple's] story and only they can interpret it."Featuring a four carat emerald, Mazlo explained it comes from the "closed-down mines in Muzo, Colombia and the color is perfect," enthusing "The balance between the blue and the yellow in the green in that stone is perfect."
Martinez had previously put an end to months of rumors by confirming the engagement earlier in the year, whilst opening a new restaurant of his in Miami. The pair started dating in 2010 with Berry having had two previous marriages.