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Everything you need to know about Rita Wilson’s engagement ring from Tom Hanks

As Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson mark their wedding anniversary this week, it struck us that we had yet to admire Rita’s stunning engagement ring.

After first crossing paths on the set of ‘Bosom Buddies’ in the early eighties, the beloved Hollywood duo tied the knot in 1988, following a courtship of less than two years.

While details about the couple’s engagement and wedding remain sparse, engagement ring specialists at Steven Stone have delved into the archives, revealing everything available about the dazzling three stone ring that Tom reportedly proposed with.

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How did Tom and Rita meet?

Tom and Rita first met on ABC’s sitcom ‘Bosom Buddies’. Tom had a regular role for two seasons and Rita guest-starred on an episode. At the time, Tom was married to his first wife and college sweetheart, Samantha Lewes – though over the years, Tom’s told numerous interviewers that the attraction was instant.

The pair then reconnected in 1985 on the set of ‘Volunteers’, which they both starred in alongside the late John Candy. Confident that the two were meant to be, Tom split from his wife shortly after and stepped out as a couple with Rita in December 1986 at the premiere of ‘Three Amigos’.

It’s unclear when the Hollywood sweethearts got engaged, but they officially got married at Rex’s in Los Angeles, California, on 30th April 1988. They’ve since had two children together – Chet and Truman.

“Despite the attention surrounding the enviable marriage of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, little exists about the timing of their engagement or the appearance of Rita’s engagement ring. In fact, Rita wasn’t photographed wearing what’s likely to be her engagement ring until much later.

Rita’s engagement ring boasts a 3.5ct emerald cut diamond, flanked by trapezoid side stones. The three stone ring is crafted from platinum. One of the oldest diamond shapes, emerald cuts are associated with strong and supportive love, commitment and compassion for one’s partner – making it the perfect choice of centre stone for the Hollywood couple who epitomize love at first sight.

Given Rita’s significance in Tom’s life, it’s no surprise that he spared no expense on her engagement ring. I’d estimate its value to be around £60,000 ($75,000).”

maxwell stone, creative director, steven stone

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