Roger Federer may have made the Wimbledon final, but for many it was wife Mirka who stole the limelight.
As TV cameras constantly crossed to Mirka to show her reaction to a number of massive points, eagle-eyed viewers were completely taken by the size of the engagement ring she was wearing.
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The massive rock could be seen hanging from Mirka’s finger as she put her hands to her head, showing the stress of the situation.
Fans flocked to social media to talk about the ring, and a jewellery expert has now estimated the value of the enormous rock.
“At first glance, I would say that it is an Emerald Cut, which is a very exotic touch,” said Lazar Cebbar, owner of Elizza in Zurich.
“The size is not only difficult to determine, because I know Mrs Federer personally.
“I guess the diamonds to 7.0 carat, if not more.
“The price of the piece is in the range of about half a Million Swiss francs. It would not surprise me however, if the stone... reached a value of over a Million francs.
“In any case, it is a rarity in this purity of a diamond is very rare.”
To put that into context, one million Swiss Francs is about $1.45 million.
Mirka’s ring cannot be legal...jeez!— Thabiso Tshabalala (@Thabiso_XT) July 14, 2019
Mirka’s ring. Wow— Elle Jae (@ellejae24) July 14, 2019
The real star of this show is Mirka’s wedding ring 💎 #WimbledonFinal— Kimberley (@kimberleyhomer) July 14, 2019
Mirka Federer’s engagement ring is actually insane pic.twitter.com/pgTeWNYKkn— Amanda (@amanduhjordan) July 15, 2019
Commentator’s ‘inappropriate’ remarks about Mirka
Mirka was at the centre of controversy during the Wimbledon final, when BBC commentator and former British player Andrew Castle was slammed for what many thought were ‘inappropriate’ comments about her jewellery.
“Doesn’t look like costume jewellery, does it, on the finger?” he said.
TV viewers were fuming that Castle felt the need to comment on Mirka’s appearance, rather than what was taking place on the court.
Andrew Castle talks a lot of utter BS, it’s so shameful!— Toscani (@eb_toscani) July 14, 2019
Andrew Castle going on about money earned and now Mirka not having costume jewellery on! He’s coming across very bitter Roger grand slams 20 - Andrew 0— christy dandy (@dandy_christy) July 14, 2019
Not impressed that A Castle feels it’s appropriate to comment on Mirka Federer’s jewellery. None of his business (& drawing attention to her -risky). He’s meant to be commentating on this final! @wimbledon #WimbledonFinal— MoyraCosNutrition (@MoyraCosgrove) July 14, 2019
Urgh, why does Andrew Castle keep going on about how much money Roger has? Pointing out Mirka's jewellery is just weird.— not so ginger Elanor (@GingerElanor) July 14, 2019
'that does not look like costume jewelry..' really?! Not the way to discuss Mirka's ring. Would you discuss a male spouse's clothes or jewelry in the same manner? #notappropiate for a #wimbledoncommentator? #WimbledonFinal— GoneWestDesigns (@terciawest) July 14, 2019
Truly an absolutely awful so called ‘commentator, fascination about Mirka Federer‘ jewellery unprofessional, crass and ignorant. Why he’s ever given a privileged position to be at Wimbledon is a mystery, boring, repetitive rubbish comes out his mouth.... never won much in tennis— Elizabeth Chamberlain (@Elizabe03893560) July 14, 2019