OFFSTAGE: Miranda Lambert Dripped With Wedding Diamonds

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That Johnathon Arndt does ALL the fabulous wedding rings. He is the jewelry artist behind Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton‘s wedding bands they exchanged on Saturday (May 14). Arndt also made Carrie Underwood‘s engagement and wedding rings. Remember those beauties? Here’s what Arndt made for Lambert: a five-carat white diamond eternity band, a $1.2 million 30-carat diamond necklace, diamond teardrop earrings and a $250,000 60-carat sapphire black gold ring just for the reception. As for Shelton, well, let’s face it. He’s hardly the kind of guy who flaunts a lot of custom-made jewels. So Arndt hand-engraved his ring to match one of his tattoos. And get this. The diamond on his ring is black and ON THE INSIDE. I wonder what that says about Shelton. That he’s not flashy? That he’s not like other guys? That Lambert wanted it this way and you don’t mess with Texans?

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.