All about the ‘extremely rare’ black diamond engagement ring Matty Healy gave fiancée Gabbriette Bechtel

Matty Healy couldn’t be more in love.

The 1975 frontman, 35, proposed to his girlfriend, model Gabbriette Bechtel, with an engagement ring that’s just as unique as they are.

Bechtel, 26, debuted the darkly dramatic sparkler — which features a large black diamond at its center, surrounded by a halo of pavé sontes — on her left hand in photos posted to her social media during a Charli XCX concert on Tuesday.

Gabbriette Bechtel showed off her engagement ring in a mirror selfie during a Charli XCX concert on Tuesday. @gabbriette/Instagram
She tagged fiancé Matty Healy in another shot. @gabbriette/Instagram
The couple have been dating for one year, getting together for good after Healy broke up with ex Taylor Swift.

“Marrying the 1975 is very brat @trumanblack,” she captioned a pic showing off the gothic bling, with the star matching the vibe in a black tube top, matching choker and dark makeup and nail polish.

Healy’s mom confirmed that her son is a groom-to-be, saying she’s “thrilled” about the news and that Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriend had a black diamond ring “made” for Bechtel.

Ajay Anand, CEO of Rare Carat, tells Page Six Style Healy appears to have opted for a rose-cut stone that could be as large as 9 carats.

“Black diamonds are a cool, avant-garde take on the traditional engagement ring. Famous black diamonds include the Spirit of de Grisogono, the Black Star of Africa, and, of course, the Black Orlov,” Anand says.

Healy’s mom confirmed the engagement, adding that Bechtel is “everything” she would want in a daughter-in-law.
Experts tell Page Six Style that while black diamonds are extremely rare, they are not necessarily valuable.

Steven Stone Managing Director Zack Stone clocks the center stone as a cushion cut, estimating its size at about 5 carats.

“Black diamonds symbolize power, elegance, mystery and strength,” Stone tell us. “Their popularity in engagement rings appears to have risen since Big gave Carrie a 5-carat black diamond engagement ring in the 2010 movie ‘Sex and the City 2’. Celebrities including Carmen Electra and Kat Von D have also showcased black diamond engagement rings.”

“Despite their rarity, black diamonds are not excessively valuable,” he adds, estimating the value of the ring at around $15,000.

However, the value of this particular rock could extend beyond dollar signs.

“Both Matty and Gabbriette have very distinct and non-traditional personal styles; this black diamond engagement ring fits in with that,” Simon G. Jewelry CEO Zaven Ghanimian tells us, emphasizing that natural black diamonds are “extremely rare” and “hard to come by.”

The newly blond star gravitates toward a dark aesthetic that matches her gothic engagement ring.
The singer has yet to confirm the news himself, though he re-posted Gabbriette’s ring photos. gabbriette/Instagram

“Additionally, black diamonds can represent personal transformation, strength, and grounding,” Ghanimian continues. “Many fans have pointed out that Matty seems like a new man with Gabbriette being around, tying in the meaning of transformation and grounding.”

The couple got together in September 2023, following Healy’s short-lived relationship with Swift that only lasted one month. The “Tortured Poets Department” singer, meanwhile, has been dating Travis Kelce for almost a year.

One thing’s for sure: When Healy and Bechtel tie the knot, it won’t be your typical white wedding.