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The story behind Hidilyn Diaz's custom-made barbell engagement ring

Julius requested to make the engagement ring gold with the words Tokyo 2020 engraved inside it! 💍

Patricia Matalog
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Patricia Matalog

10/18/2021 in News
The story behind Hidilyn Diaz's custom-made barbell engagement ring

In case you missed it: Filipina Olympian Hidilyn Diaz is now engaged to her boyfriend Julius Naranjo. The proposal happened over the weekend during an intimate dinner with friends.

And while it was indeed a "magical moment" as Hidilyn described, we can't help but be drawn to the weightlifter's custom-made engagement ring by Manila Diamond Studio.

 

 

 

 

According to the jewelry brand, the engagement ring — a gold ring with a huge diamond and barbell design — was inspired by Hidilyn's "love, strength and passion."

 

 

Julius also shared the story of the ring in an interview with columnist and talent manager Noel Ferrer. He said, "I told them to make it gold because she won gold. And then this is a barbell...and then they engraved Tokyo 2020 on the inside of the ring."  

"It's custom-made and they did a really great job, actually. I don't know how many carats it is, but it looks kinda big," he gushed.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Noel Ferrer (@iamnoelferrer)

 

 

 

Hidilyn and Julius have been together for three years. They first met at a sports event in Turkmenistan in 2017, and later on, he became her weightlifting coach.

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