Joe Francis Splashes Out On Huge Diamond Engagement Ring
Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis is finally settling down, putting a ring on the finger of Christina McLarty, a Los Angeles entertainment reporter. The ring is as over the top as the rest of Francis' exploits. Jewelry designer Loree Rodkin designed the nine-carat custom diamond ring. Rodkin has made jewelry for Elton John, Cher and Steven Tyler. Michelle Obama wore Rodkin's diamond drop earrings and a diamond cuff bracelet from Loree Rodkin to match the sparkle of the beaded Jason Wu gown she wore to her husband's inaugural ball. The ring is set in a diamond pave band with diamonds around the stone and on the shank. The ring is valued at just under a half a million dollars. The couple will marry during a four-day celebration at Francis' estate in Punta Mita, Mexico in November.