Lifestyle Style Adele Sparks Engagement Speculation with a Massive Diamond Ring at the BRIT Awards Adele just shut down the red carpet — and fueled some new rumors — by wearing a beautiful Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring at the 2022 BRIT Awards By Brittany Talarico Brittany Talarico Brittany Talarico is PEOPLE's Deputy Style Director, where she oversees the brand's digital Style and Beauty coverage. This includes running lead on the Met Gala, which is among PEOPLE.com's top-trafficked red carpet events every year, interviewing the industry's top influencers (including all the Kardashian-Jenners), and breaking A-list celeb news (a New Jersey shore native, it is no surprise that her favorite interview ever was with Bruce Springsteen). Brittany is a style contributor to People Every Day Podcast and has represented the brand on national TV programs including Good Morning America and The CW's two TV specials on the British Royals. She joined PEOPLE from Cosmopolitan in 2013, where she was an Associate Editor. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 8, 2022 05:29PM EST Share Tweet Pin Email Adele dazzled everyone at the BRIT Awards on Thursday with not only her performance, but the gorgeous diamonds she was wearing on the red carpet. The superstar songstress, who took home the BRIT for Song of the Year for her megahit "Easy On Me," made jaws drop with her custom velvet Armani Privé gown featuring a shimmering, dotted tulle neckline and train. She paired the look, styled by Jamie Mizrahi (who has been working closely with the icon on her 30 album press tour), with glittering Lorraine Schwartz drop diamond earrings and a huge pear shaped diamond ring worn on her left hand right above her "Paradise" tattoo. Adele Makes Glamorous First Public Appearance at Brit Awards After Postponing Vegas Residency The small meteor sitting pretty on her ring finger led to a lot of fan buzz on social media, with many speculating that the singer is possibly revealing that she's engaged to her sports agent boyfriend Rich Paul. A rep for celeb-loved jeweler Lorraine Schwartz confirms Adele is wearing a ring from the designer's collection. Samir Hussein/WireImage (2) Adele went Instagram official with Paul in September, the same month a source told PEOPLE the pair were "getting more serious." For more on Adele, listen below to our daily podcast on PEOPLE Every Day. "She is having fun dating Rich. They spend a lot of time together. Adele seems very happy," the insider added. So what did the Internet have to say about Adele's BRITs bling? Mike Marsland/WireImage "Adele steps out for her first red carpet appearance in five years at the BRIT AWARDS, cinched and serving in a custom black velvet and tulle gown courtesy of Armani Privé — and a noticeable ring on her finger! Is she… y'know… engaged?," writer, fashion columnist and media personality Evan Ross Katz captioned his post of the star on Instagram, which has since garnered more than 8,149 likes. "the media really tried to say there was trouble in paradise, and now miss Adele pops out engaged to be married IKTRRR 🗣🗣🗣," Twitter user @bubblegumbusa, shared. While another user, @meanddarling, wrote, "ADELE OH MY GOD wait a min- is she engaged? Did I miss something?." British entertainment journalist Ellie Phillips Tweeted, "Ermm… Did Adele just casually let the world know she's engaged to Rich Paul by wearing this WHOPPER teardrop diamond ring at the #Brits !?? 💍😍" The BRIT Awards 2022 Red Carpet Arrivals Thursday's red carpet marks Adele's return to the BRIT awards after a 5-year hiatus, and her first public appearance since abruptly cancelling Weekends with Adele, her Las Vegas residency. But the singer was in good spirits at her BRITs homecoming, and even joked with reporters on the carpet that she was excited to get McDonald's after the show. She, of course, also picked up a few awards. "First of all, I didn't realize there were that many songs nominated, I can't believe that a piano ballad won up against that many bangers," she said during her acceptance speech for Song of the Year, taking home the trophy for "Easy on Me." "Thank you so much. It's always a pleasure to be here. I always love coming home. The BRITs are such such a big part of my career from way back when when I was a little fetus." Adele. Gareth Cattermole/Getty The singer announced in late January that she would be postponing her Las Vegas residency originally scheduled to run from Jan. 21 to April 16. She took to Instagram to share the upsetting news, and apologized to her fans after explaining that her team has been "up against so much," including all the restrictions COVID causes. Adele Cheekily Responds to Rumors She and Boyfriend Rich Paul Are on the Rocks: He 'Sends His Love' The news of her residency, which was set to be held at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, followed the release of her fourth studio album, 30. On Feb. 1, however, she confirmed that her performance at the BRIT Awards was still on, sharing in a more upbeat Instagram post that she was "really happy" to be taking the stage. She also used the post to confirm that she and Paul, who have been dating since last spring, are still very much together, despite rumors that their relationship was on the rocks. "Rich sends his love," Adele cheekily ended her Instagram caption, alongside a photo of herself holding up a hearts playing card.