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Paris Hilton

Thanks for My Ring ...

I Got Something for Ya, Fireman!

9/3/2015 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0903-paris-hilton-getty-01Paris Hilton came thiiis close to losing $350,000 -- so, yeah ... she's about to give the Polish firefighter who found her diamond ring the serious hook up.

Paris tells us she was panicked when she realized the ring was missing -- and says she accidentally left the massive diamond-encrusted piece in the vehicle that took her across the tarmac to her private jet.

How do you misplace a $350k piece of jewelry? P says she was exhausted because she'd performed in Ibiza the night before, then hopped a flight to Poland and worked all day ... before jetting back to Ibiza.

Bottom line ... she's extremely grateful to get it back, and says she's in the process of getting the firefighter's contact info so she can give him a reward, and send some gifts for his family. 

She wasn't specific about how big the reward will be but, y'know Paris. She does everything big.

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Paris Hilton

Lost Diamond Ring Found in Poland

... But Something Smells

9/3/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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7:20 AM PT -- The airport spokeswoman tells TMZ, the firefighter told the airline he had the ring but kept it while everyone looked for the owner. Three hours later, they contacted the Fashion Week people and asked if anyone lost a ring. She did not say the fireman saw Paris on TV. update_grey_gray_barParis Hilton got lucky in Poland when a firefighter found her extremely expensive diamond ring on an SUV, but based on what we know there's something sketchy going on here. 

Paris apparently lost the diamond-studded ring Friday on an airport shuttle in the city of Lodz. Two days later, an airport fireman found it on the floor of the shuttle. 

Now here's the sketchy part. An airport spokeswoman says the fireman thought the ring belonged to a flight attendant. The spokeswoman says, "soon after he noticed Hilton on TV wearing the ring." She wasn't specific as to how much time passed ... hours or days before the fireman saw Paris on TV.

Question ... Why didn't the fireman turn the ring in as soon as he found it?

We're not saying the fireman was necessarily going to keep the ring if he thought it belonged to a flight attendant, but Paris is a rich woman, and rewards are often in order when a dude finds your enormous diamond ring.

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Skype Founder Sues Ex

We Had a Bad Connection

Now I Want My Ring Back!!!

8/28/2015 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0828-janus-aura-getty-01The guy who co-founded Skype -- and sold it for $2.6 BILLION -- claims he got the picture when he found out his fiancee allegedly cheated on him, and now he's suing to get the ridiculously expensive ring back. 

Janus Friis claims in a new lawsuit, he got engaged to Maria Louise Joensen -- a Danish recording artist who goes by Aura Dione --  back in 2013. As a symbol of his love, he gave her a $471,000 engagement ring, an apartment and cash, but claims there were strings attached to the gifts ... they had to seal the deal.

Friis claims he learned she had "multiple affairs and sexual encounters with other men" and broke off the engagement. So now he wants his stuff back.

If Maria's holding on to the ring, it's pretty obvious why ... Janus describes it as a 950 Platinum band inset with a number of diamonds, including a 1.76 ct round brilliant cut diamond -- D color, internally flawless, excellent symmetry and cut grade.   

The ring also has a pair of blue pear shaped diamonds of South African origins with a collective weight of .91 ct. 

Friis wants minimum $1 million. 

Dez Bryant

Diamond Finder Is Unemployed Volunteer

8/20/2015 12:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0819_miguel_dez_bryant_ring_twitterImagine you're out of work and looking for a paycheck ... and then you stumble upon a HUGE DIAMOND EARRING -- would you give it back???

Lucky for Dez Bryant, the man who found HIS diamond after it fell out during a Dallas Cowboys practice yesterday isn't you. 

The guy with the golden heart is Miguel Preciado ... who's been volunteering at the Cowboys practice facility in Oxnard, CA while looking for a permanent job. 

Preciado tells us ... he NEVER (not even for a second) considered keeping the diamond and selling it ... even though hawking it could've brought in THOUSANDS of dollars. 

"I'm just a volunteer who did the right thing that I would have wanted done for me," Miguel tells us.

When Miguel gave the diamond to #88 -- Bryant insinuated he'd be hooking up Miguel with some sort of a reward, but Miguel says the move was never about money -- he just wanted to do what's right. 

Major karma points comin' his way. 

Jennifer Aniston

Let's Hear it for the Band

8/20/2015 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0819-jen-aniston-getty-01Jennifer Aniston is back from Bora Bora ... proudly displaying the symbol of marriage.

Jen showed up at the premiere of her new movie, "She's Funny That Way," with a diamond encrusted gold wedding band.

She wasn't wearing her engagement ring, maybe to showcase the new bling.

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Julianne Hough Engaged

NHL's Brooks Laich ...

Ices Her Up

8/18/2015 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0818-juliann-hough-instagramJulianne Hough is excitedly announcing she's freshly engaged to Washington Capitals star Brooks Laich -- but, oddly, she's not giving up the goods! 

The "Dancing With the Stars" judge has been dating Laich -- a center with the Caps -- since 2013. She announced their engagement on Instagram by posting a pic that does NOT show Brooks' face or the ring ... the only 2 things every woman wants to see. 

She said, "We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love"

That's sweet and all, but here's what you really want to see -- Brooks' face. Judge away, ladies.

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Drake

Rockin' Icy Championship Ring

8/3/2015 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0803-drake-ring-getty-instagramDrake is set to shut down Toronto with his performance at OVO Fest tonight ... and when he hits the stage, he'll likely be rockin' some new ice.

Drizzy hit up social media last night and posted a pic of a diamond encrusted "championship" ring ... made by celeb jeweler Dave Bling ... who's hooked up huge star athletes and musicians.

What could Drake possibly be celebrating? Maybe the total obliteration of rap foe Meek Mill -- which is earning him huge props from almost everyone -- including athletes like Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Jennings.

Shout out to our friends at BSO -- Drizzy keeps on winning.

Ohio State QB Cardale Jones

That's a LOT of Jewelry

... For a College Kid

7/15/2015 3:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ohio State Buckeyes star Cardale Jones currently makes ZERO dollars as a college athlete ... but this baller on a college budget has a nice little jewelry collection. 

Jones posted a "sneak preview" of what he's planning to rock to the ESPYs tonight -- a collection composed of a Gucci watch, Louis Vuitton shades, gold chains, another gold Invicta watch, diamond earrings and a gold belt buckle. 

Oh, and his National Championship ring. 

For some reason, Jones pulled the video off his Instagram after some of his followers began to question how he could afford such fancy stuff on his NCAA income. 

But here's the deal ... at the end of the day ... it might not even be his stuff. Or it could be fake. 

Or maybe he's done really well in the stock market. 

Either way ... looks fresh. 

2 Chainz vs. Flo Rida

My Chainz Bigger Than Yours

6/29/2015 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0526-2-chainz-flo-rida-splash2 Chainz and Flo Rida squared off at this weekend's BET Awards ... and one of them won by a neck.

Both showed up with giant jewel-encrusted chains ... it's debatable who's got the bigger and badder bling ... but both look like they could cover a kid's college tuition.

One thing's for sure ... sometimes one is enough ... even for 2 Chainz.

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NY Giants Linebacker

TREAT. YO. SELF.

$55k Jewelry Run

6/27/2015 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0626-joe-avianne-royal-collection-charm-INSTAGRAM-01New York Giants linebacker J.T. Thomas believes in the "Treat Yo Self" mentality ... because after he inked his new $12 MILLION contract ... he picked up $55k in brand new bling ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Thomas hit up Avianne and Co. in NYC -- and scored himself an 18 karat gold Cuban link chain for $35k. 

And because he didn't want that chain to get lonely, he got a 2nd piece ... a 25 karat ruby, surrounded by diamonds ... which ran him another $20k. 

Tom Haverford would be proud ... 

NBA's Trevor Ariza

Floss Like An Egyptian

Drops $12k On Anubis Chain

6/3/2015 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Diamond studded King Tut is out, diamond studded Anubis is wayyy in -- so says NBA star Trevor Ariza ... who just dropped $12,000 on a brand new jackal-headed gold piece ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The Rockets star hit up Johnny's Custom Jewelry in Houston looking for something cool -- and according to the brother of the owner, Zo, asked for a piece with an ancient Egyptian theme. 

But Zo says Ariza was tired of seeing King Tut everywhere ... and wanted something a little more original. So he crafted an 18-karat design of Anubis -- a god who ushered souls into the afterlife. 

Bonus Egyptian Joke -- What's a mummy's favorite kind of music? Wrap. 

Tip your waitress. 

Iggy Azalea

I'M ENGAGED

Lakers BF Proposes At BDay Party

6/1/2015 10:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Iggy Azalea is officially on her way to becoming Mrs. Swaggy P-- her NBA star boyfriend Nick Young popped the question ... and she said, "Yes!"

It all went down at Nick Young's 30th birthday party Monday night -- with the L.A. Lakers star getting down on one knee and busting out a fat 10 carat yellow diamond ring. 

The two started dating back in 2013 -- for their first date, Nick took her to a Target to go shoppping.

From there, they hit it off quickly -- with Nick once taking her home from a club and bragging, "What I'm about to do with this shouldn't be legal!"

Soooo ... congrats!!!

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John Mayer

I'm Eating My Words

Dismisses 'Fake Rolex' Lawsuit

5/21/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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John Mayer just got his clock cleaned in a lawsuit in which he claimed he was defrauded by a watch dealer ... because John has not only dismissed his suit ... he now says his claims were false.

TMZ has obtained a joint statement between Mayer and Robert Maron, who sold the singer more than $600,000 worth of Rolex watches back in 2007. Mayer -- a big-time watch collector -- claimed the watches had counterfeit parts and Maron knew it.

Now we've learned Mayer has dismissed his lawsuit and no money or property changed hands. What's more, their joint statement says, "Two years of research restored John Mayer's belief that Bob Maron is an expert on Rolex watches, and confirmed that Bob Maron never sold him a counterfeit watch."

Maron's lawyer, Eric George, said early on he'd beat Mayer in court, but the dismissal is pretty much the same as a jury victory for Maron.

BTW ... Maron is best buds with Charlie Sheen and even had a co-executive producer title on "Anger Management."

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