Nicki Minaj‘s husband went to great lengths to put a ring on her finger … overseeing the making of her wedding band every step of the way and throwing down a massive wad of cash to secure it.
Nicki is finally showing everyone the diamond goods … and the jeweler who made it tells us Kenneth Petty handled the design, delivery and paid for it on his own. We’re told the band is valued at $1.1 million.
Rafaello and Co tells us Kenneth commissioned them to make their wedding rings, working together on a design for several months. Nicki’s custom bling features a 17-carat center with VVS2-clarity diamonds.
The jeweler tells us Kenneth wanted a traditional wedding ring for Nicki — nice diamonds and nothing too gaudy — because he knows that’s her style.
As for Kenneth’s band … we’re told it’s customized with the words “Ken & Barbie” on the inside of the ring. Nicki’s doesn’t have an inscription, but we’re told there was simply no room for one.
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We’re told the jeweler flew from New York City to Los Angeles a few days before Nicki’s wedding to deliver the rings … they came in a customized the jewelry box that plays a photo slideshow of the couple to the tune of Nicki’s song, “Come See About Me.”
TMZ broke the story … Nicki and Kenneth got hitched last week in L.A. in a super low-key ceremony, rushing to the altar with her pastor because their marriage license was about to expire.
Sounds like things are going great for the newlyweds … their jeweler tells us Nicki and Kenneth are “definitely in love and happy.”