Halle Berry’s 4-carat emerald engagement ring

Halle Berry‘s engagement ring from beau Olivier Martinez truly “symbolizes the couple’s story,” according to the design house behind the bauble.

Its emerald is perfect in color, its yellow-gold setting was hand forged, and instead of an inscription, it contains codes and symbols that only its wearer can understand.
 
The ring, which Martinez commissioned from his Paris neighbor, Robert Mazlo, last year, is “a one-of-a-kind piece and cannot be replaced,” reports PEOPLE magazine.

The ring’s 4-carat emerald comes from old, “closed-down mines in Muzo, Colombia and the color is perfect,” the house continues.

By the look of it the balance between the blue and the yellow in the green in that stone is perfect.
 
The design also incorporates two diamonds in a textured, yellow-gold setting forged according to ancient Phoenician tradition. And while it doesn’t have an inscription per se, it does have hidden meaning.

French actor Olivier Martinez has confirmed that he and Oscar winner Halle Berry are engaged to be married, the Miami Herald reported.

"Yes, of course it's true," Martinez told the newspaper in an article posted online on Saturday, referring to engagement rumors that have been swirling around the couple.

Martinez, who was in Miami for the opening of his South Beach restaurant, Villa Azur, also took the opportunity to set the record straight on the designer of the engagement ring Berry has been wearing since January.

Contrary to reports that the emerald ring is Gurhan-designed, it's the creation of jeweler Robert Mazlo from the actor's native Paris, he said. The Mazlo 
jewelers have been designing jewelry for "kings and queens for many centuries," Martinez told the paper.

Berry and Martinez have been dating since 2010, when they worked together on the film "Dark Tide," due for release this year.

This would be the third marriage for Berry, 45, who won a best actress Oscar for her role in 2001 film "Monster's Ball." She was married to former baseball player David Justice from 1993 to 1997 and to singer Eric Benet from 2001 to 2005. She had a daughter Nahla, who turns 4 this month, with French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry.

For Martinez, 46, the wedding would be his first. He has been involved with a number of high-profile women, among them actresses Mira Sorvino and singer Kylie Minogue.