Jesy Nelson shows off diamond engagement ring: a closer look

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Just hours after she got engaged to her boyfriend Jake Roche, an ecstatic Jesy Nelson showed off her stunning engagement ring. The Little Mix singer was performing at the Manchester Arena, on the same stage where earlier that day Jake had got down on one knee and popped the question during rehearsals.

Returning to the stage with her bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, the newly engaged star radiated happiness and couldn't help but beam from ear to ear.

Jesy proudly flaunted her diamond accessory while belting out Little Mix's hits, including their new UK number one Black Magic. The 24-year-old looked gorgeous in a floaty orange-and-black dress that featured a summery floral print and kept her thick locks loose over her shoulders.

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Jesy Nelson flaunted her diamond engagement ring in Manchester

"Jesy appears to be wearing a heart-shaped ring formed of a two carat centre stone and surrounding halo of diamonds," gem expert David Allen of 77 Diamonds told HELLO! Online.

"A ring of this design and size would be valued at around £50,000. Halo rings are the ever popular choice in the celebrity world with Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Hudson all part of the halo club!"

I had no idea what he was doing!!!!

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Rixton's Jake Roche and Little Mix's Jesy Nelson, pictured previously, have been together for one year

Jesy and Jake, 22, have been dating for a year. The young lovebirds met at Manchester Arena, so it was only natural that the Rixton star chose to propose in the same venue.

The Me and My Broken Heart singer called on his friend Ed Sheeran to serenade the happy couple, while he got down on bended knee and asked his girlfriend to marry him.

The sweet moment was captured on camera and the groom-to-be, who is the son of Shane Richie and Coleen Nolan, later shared a photo on Instagram. "A year ago today I met her at Manchester arena, so it was only right, with a little help from my friend, that this happened. Best day of my life," he wrote.

The couple were serenaded by Ed Sheeran at the proposal

The same photo was posted twice on Little Mix's official account, with Jesy captioning the first one: "I cannot believe what has just happened! The most surreal moment of my life and everyone that I love most was there to share it with us! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world rite now literally cannot stop crying! Future Mrs Roche ❤."

"It is beautiful to see two people so in love! What a gorgeous couple! I wish you both nothing but happiness!" the second caption read, while also making reference to Ed's performance. "#Congratulations @jesymix14 @jake_rixton ❤❤❤ oh and well done @teddysphotos you were magical!"

What an amazing day!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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The girl band were also celebrating their new UK number one Black Magic

Jesy then shared a photo of herself and her bandmates at that evening's Key 103 Summer Live 2015 concert, of the pop stars holding their hands up in peace signs. "What an amazing day!!!!! ❤❤❤," the former X Factor contestant simply captioned the snap.

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