Avril Lavigne's 350K Ring

Avril Lavigne's stunning engagement ring from new fiance Chad Kroeger is worth a reported $350,000.

Avril Lavigne's 350K Ring
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Avril Lavigne's engagement ring is worth a reported $350,000. The "Complicated" singer recently got engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and he has given her with a very expensive rock. Jewelry expert Michael O'Connor added of the ring: "A pear shape diamond set in platinum is a nod to vintage glamour and individuality - perfect for a rocker like Avril. The half-moon diamonds are also rare since they would have to be specially cut to fit on either side of the center diamond. The center diamond is approximately 10 carats, with an additional four carats of total side diamonds." Avril and Chad - who have been dating for around six months - celebrated their engagement by partying in Las Vegas. The couple were "super cuddly and affectionate" as they drank Dom Perignon champagne and Grey Goose vodka in the gambling city on Tuesday (21.08.12) to celebrate their forthcoming marriage. Meanwhile, a mashup of three of their hits Lavigne's "Complicated" and Nickelback's "How You Remind Me" and "Rockstar" has emerged online, and the results are hilarious. Check it out below: Thanks for the report to Contactmusic.

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    KasanDude
    When the f**k did UG turn into access hollywood??
    lemmon182
    I know! Stupid stories like these filling the headlines, while there hasn't been 1 article about the Soundwave tour coming up in Australia. Surely that would make news with the bands they have coming here. Oh well, I guess tomorrow we get to read about the price of Avril's wedding dress.
    Maestro1600
    Reporting news on huge music stars? Would you rather read yet another 'Dave slams the left' story?
    Finnferno
    we prefer news about music, not Nickelback.
    Maestro1600
    Nickleback isn't music? Well done. Full marks for a radical, never-made-before joke. Wanna have a pop at Limp Bizkit as well? Hey, I'm no fan of Nickleback, or Lavigne, or lots of other artists who get written about on here. Doesn't stop it being news. Not the most ground breaking news, admittedly. But news nonetheless.
    GuitardudeDK
    Them getting married could be considered music-related news. Having 3+ articles on the same subject is no longer news. A complete headline newsarticle about their wedding ring is not music-related news. It's hollywood gossip. However, if there's nothing else to write, i guess we'll have to settle.
    Jimmyboba
    I just read these articles for the comments. There's always something to make me chuckle my balls off.
    ShevanelFlip
    you're missing the point. this is not music news, this is gossip about music artist. and frankly its sucks.
    Maestro1600
    I'm not suggesting it's pulitzer-worthy journalism, but it's more news than, off the top of my head, two pictures of classic album covers made out of socks, or Axl saying something dumb, or lots of other stories here.
    RC52190
    You mean to tell me I'm not on the Access Hollywood site? Oh wait, this must be TMZ, isn't it?
    spiff-corgi
    He should have paid $350,000.05 so then they had to give him a nickel back.
    thebigredjj10
    I think you mean 349,999.95. Or else he'd have to give a nickel to them, but it wouldn't be giving it back. Yes. I am now that guy who corrects people on the internet. Deal with it.
    Veronique Vega
    UMMM... If poodle-hair Kroeger pays $350,000.05, essentially he's overpaying by a nickel. Then they'd give him a nickel back. If he paid $349,999.95 then he'd owe a nickel. Yes. I am now that gal who corrects people who incorrectly corrects people on the internet. Dealt with it.
    Riggin22
    Next weeks post, " Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavinge divorce after a stunning week long marriage."
    Veronique Vega
    Less than six months, I predict. Probably more than a week. But their duet will linger like a bad fart.
    Low Profile
    Would it be weird if they had a kid and he/she rebelled against them by becoming a talented musician and making good music?
    AcdcTXfan
    What do you mean by good music? By doing the same things that all classic rock bands have already done? How exciting. Most of them are boring anyway.
    mrmojorisin420
    excuse me?
    AcdcTXfan
    Well if Nickelback are so god damn bad, then what bands out there are so much better? You'll probably say the Foos. Which is ok. I like them a lot too. But if people are expecting music these days to be like it was 30 years ago, it's time to move on. Everything has been done already. And I wouldn't want to hear a bunch of bands doing the same things that all the classics have already done.
    staceap
    The results are hilarious? Are we hearing the same song you guys did?
    iommi600
    Ok, I'll just take it to that suggestions forum, then. Still, really? This is a music website and I know that music news don't grow on trees, but people don't come to a music forum to read about Avril's engagement ring (hence the number of dislikes on this article). Like the guy above you said, I appreciate the effort to post stuff on weekends, but at least post something related to guitar, like in the "lessons" section, this is just not newsworthy and UG is just gonna lose fans by posting stuff like this. That's just my 5 cents on the subject, though.
    Pan-Tallica
    Not that I know any details about the site's expansion, but I think we can agree it is heading in the right direction. The modernization of the columns section and posting news on weekends is a step in the right direction. I agree that the news posted can sometimes be frustrating, believe me - but just like reading the paper, you sometimes have to skip over a few articles to get to one that interests you. The thing you have to remember, is that this is a large site run by a relatively small team. The guys who run this site don't have the time to scour the internet looking for news about less-known bands. The easiest way to get content is to search a few "key" places - which currently seem to be sites like NME. I promise you the UG team will NOT respond to content pressure coming from the columns; they do not have time to read through the columns. They frequently check the Site Suggestions forum, and that's why I advise people to go there with criticism - so it will be seen by the proper eyes. They are looking for new writers, as well. There was an article the other day asking people to apply for a paid position to find and write articles. These things are all steps in the right direction. These changes happen in small stages, just keep that in mind. I am optimistic about the future of this site.
    iommi600
    Yeah, like I've said before, I really think that posting stuff on weekends is a nice move by UG's office. But it's not about "looking for less-known" bands or anything, it's just filtering the content of the articles. I mean, this article (and quite a few others about people like Axl Rose) are worth of TMZ, not of a music forum. Interviews, guitar theory, anything NOT involving pure gossip is usually well received around here... take for an example the Mustaine articles. At least when he talks out of his ass, people discuss politics... that's somehow relevant.
    SomeBlueKind
    By 'heading in the right direction," you surely mean collecting more advertisement money, don't you? With most of the actual worthwhile material on this site being posted by the readers and visitors, I believe user comments about the lack of meritorious articles is more than applicable. Perhaps what readers are doing by posting these opinions here (where they WILL be read) is hitting the site where it hurts (frequent user visits, and thus the amount of available advertisement money coming in) in an attempt to force a change. You know, first rebellion, then, if necessary, full-blown eradication!
    iommi600
    Also, isn't it a bit tyrant to tell people "if you don't care, don't post.", "You will receive a warning."? People are entitled to their opinions... Save the warnings/bans for people flaming each other or posting spam, man.
    Maiden95
    Agreed, Iommi. All I did was share my opinion by saying "I was hoping we wouldn't see Chad and Avril news everyday." Not being nasty or vulgar, just sharing my opinion.
    iommi600
    Well, judging by the post below me, @Pan-Tallica does not seem like the one who gives warnings arbitrarily, but I already got warned by other mods (more than once) for posting something very similar... lol
    Pan-Tallica
    I only RARELY warn for people saying they don't care. I'm saying that in this particular article, you will receive a warning, because I would like to send a message. Normally we just delete comments like "I don't care". The reason such comments get deleted are because they frustrate people who DO care. Tell me what makes more sense to you: people who are interested having to sift through comments like "tldr" and "I don't care", or people who don't care just not posting at all? The second option seems to be much more fair, especially when complaints about the content can be taken to Site Suggestions. And no, it's not tyrannical at all. The rules: "Keep your comments relevant to the topic. Do not contribute meaningless or irrelevant comments. This includes, but is not limited to, position comments, whether you care about the article or not, "Tl;dr"s and so on."
    Maiden95
    Yes, you are right with what makes more sense, but the fact is (I'm not saying this to be rude, but it's true) no one cares with articles like these. I find it funny to see how many people don't care about Chad Kroeger. It would be frustrating to see a bunch of tl;dr comments on an article about something worth posting but I rarely ever see that on here. The majority of users are good with that. I think the majority of users, including myself, comment on articles like this because we know people will see our comments. We write "we don't care" because we know the majority really just don't care. I would like to decide which comments are worth seeing by clicking thumbs up or thumbs down.
    iommi600
    They frustrate people who do care? Honestly, it does not, people who post such things on SERIOUS ARTICLES are usually trolls and people around here just pass them by. I mean, it's a question of not being retarded. People have any reason to post that "they don't care" on guitar articles or band promoting or anything like that? They don't. But come on, a millionaire girl's engagement ring?
    Maiden95
    Yep. That's my point exactly. Pan-Tallica, I mean no disrespect in all this, but it's frustrating to us when mods delete our comments just because. Please only delete comments from obvious trolls or people who are unnecessarily vulgar
    Maestro1600
    Because 'I would like to send a message'? Really? I'm sorry, I've stayed out of these sorts of things, but surely it'd be fairer if mods all worked with some consistency, rather than going off on their own personal crusades. I'm guessing your mandate is to, essentially, keep everything sensible and friendly, not to visit punishment on those that annoy you.
    Wininacan
    "Informing the world that you don't care is not necessary at all" This is an online forum, not real life. None of this is necessary. Good example of someone with no life taking this fake power too seriously.
    Pan-Tallica
    Yes, I'm on a fake-power trip. Of course you would know. On a related note, let's take this discussion elsewhere: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/sho... 4 Don't paint me as an *****, because I only intend to do two things here: (1) my job checking comments and (2) improve the content on this site. I'm on your side.
    Wininacan
    Some people are paid to kill people, but i guess they're not *****s cause they're just doing their job. And your actions are yours not mine, you painted yourself to be an *****.