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Tallulah Willis, the youngest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, turned to Instagram on Tuesday to announce her engagement to film director Dillon Buss and to show off a stunning Asscher-cut diamond on a bold, gold band. On Wednesday afternoon, she returned to her Instagram page to share a close-up of her ring and the backstory of how it came to be.
The 27-year-old mental health advocate and fashion designer explained that when it came to picking out the perfect diamond she needed to be in control. Dillon was content to be a bystander.
“[W]hen we began talking about this seriously I told him due to my lowkey (highkey lol) obsessive, perfectionist, micro lens way of viewing special things in my life I knew I had to be in the drivers seat with this one,” she wrote. “And of course Dillon understood – because that’s Dillon.”
She explained how she spent a few months “furiously trying to decode the world of diamonds” with a jeweler friend who specializes in gemstones. Then she was introduced to Brooklyn-based designer Karina Noel, who assisted in the diamond search.
“[T]ogether we scoured the world. No stone left unexamined,” she continued. “After much deliberation we decided on this 1910s elongated Asscher cut forged in a riverbed.”
Developed in 1902 by Joseph Asscher, an Asscher cut diamond has stepped facets and cropped corners, giving it an octagonal appearance. Asscher-cut diamonds are often featured in vintage-style engagement rings and typically have 58 facets.
Jewelry-industry experts believe Willis’ diamond weighs in the range of 7 to 8 carats and could be worth $300,000 or more, depending on the color, cut and clarity.
Willis explained that once the stone was secured, the next task was designing the ring. She wanted the ring to feel as if it was on a delicate finger of a “resident of Rivendell,” which is a reference to a magical valley in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional world of Middle-earth.
Willis thanked Noel for putting up with her “late night FaceTimes and manic sketches.”
“This is the final result,” she wrote. “Group effort, so much love, and a lot of patience for a loony toons girl, I am over the moon.”
On Monday, Willis and Buss had shared their proposal photos on their respective Instagram pages.
“I can finally call you my fiancée. Love you forever Buuski Lu, you are my best friend,” Buss wrote.
Willis wrote that she would “with absolute most certainty” accept his hand in marriage. Later on Monday, she posted a video of her ring and added this caption: “HANDS STILL SHAKIN’ — MOMS SPAGHETTI — I’m FIANCÉNCHED.”
Willis and Buss made their Instagram debut as a couple in February of 2020. The wedding date has yet to be announced.
Credits: Images via Instagram / buuski; Instagram / dillonbuss.