Super-woke Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez boasts that her new engagement ring is produced from “recycled gold” and is “zero emission.”
The just-engaged socialist made the claim on Twitter in response to a follower who warned that “your ring gotta be made of tinfoil otherwise the right’s gonna flip.”
On Thursday AOC confirmed she’s going to marry longtime boyfriend Riley Roberts. Photos of the Bronx-Queens lawmaker carrying the rock swiftly circulated on-line. Her hand-waving Instagram Live video Thursday night ignited a flurry of questions — and hypothesis — from bling watchers.
“It appears to be a nice make. From the pics I’m gonna say it’s a 1.75-2.25 carat solitaire, set in a yellow gold,” stated John Buckley, proprietor of Tuscany Rose Watch and Diamond, who reviewed the ring photos at The Post’s request. “It’s a traditional but conventional ring, with a contact of massive metropolis panache.
“The price range can vary from $10k (Hunts Point style) to $30k+ (Met Gala and beyond).”
Other consultants stated AOC’s declare of zero emissions suggests the diamond was created in a lab, and never mined from the earth.
Peter Kahan, of Katz Jewelry in New York’s Diamond District, stated a lab gem could be “significantly cheaper” — and would have the additional advantage of being politically appropriate, guaranteeing it didn’t originate in a battle zone.
“If it’s grown in a laboratory … it’s not a blood diamond,” Kahan stated.
But he dismissed the declare about recycled gold.
“Recycled gold is a marketing term used to promote the gold. All gold is recycled. No gold is ever wasted,” Kahan stated, including that “new” gold makes up solely a tiny share of the market.
AOC — the daughter of an architect who grew up in Westchester — didn’t reply to request for remark from The Post.
Riley Roberts met AOC whereas they had been each undergraduates at Boston University. Roberts hailed from a rich neighborhood in Arizona and attended the elite Chaparral High School in Scottsdale. He later constructed web sites for small business earlier than signing up for his girlfriend’s long-shot marketing campaign for Congress.