Bennifer Diamond for Sale

Jennifer Lopez's engagement ring from Ben Affleck up for resale through Harry Winston

By Sarah Hall Feb 08, 2005 12:05 AMTags

The ring that launched a million Bennifer references is back on the block, just in time for Valentine's Day.

The 6.1-carat pink diamond purchased for Jennifer Lopez by Ben Affleck back in the Gigli era, has been "reacquired" by Harry Winston, a spokesperson for the jeweler confirmed.

The rock, once a tabloid fixture, vanished from Lopez's left ring finger and the public eye after Lopez and Affleck's lavish wedding plans famously went bust in January 2004.

The ex-lovebirds rapidly refitted themselves with new significant others. Just five months after the breakup heard 'round the world, Lopez was wearing a new ring when she (reportedly) walked down the aisle to make Mark Anthony her third husband.

Affleck, meanwhile, went out and got himself another Jennifer--namely, his Daredevil costar, Jennifer Garner, with whom he's been linked for several months.

Now, the ring that once symbolized the love affair that was Bennifer has resurfaced to try its luck on the next high-maintenance hand that desires it.

The sparkler reportedly set Affleck back $1.2 million when he purchased it in 2002. Per, Harry Winston, its current price tag is available only to serious bidders.

It's unlikely that Lopez is spending much time and energy mourning her former knuckle adornment. The diva is preparing to take the stage with her current squeeze at Sunday's 47th Annual Grammy Awards, marking the couple's first public performance together. (Apparently, public displays of affection do not count as performances.)

Lopez's latest album, Rebirth, hits shelves Mar. 1. She is also reportedly working on an upcoming Spanish-language album with Anthony.

True to her multi-hyphenate tendencies, Lopez also has a trio of films in the works.

She stars opposite Robert Redford in the upcoming drama An Unfinished Life as a struggling mother forced to move in with her estranged father-in-law in order to make ends meet.

Lopez also appears with Michael Vartan and Jane Fonda in the comedy Monster-in-Law, in which she plays a dogwalker who meets the perfect man (Vartan) only to have his mother (Fonda) do everything in her power to break them up. The film is due in theaters May 6.

Finally, Lopez will star with Nicole Kidman in the musical drama American Darlings, set in the male-dominated club scene of the pre-World War II era.

While Affleck doesn't have quite as full a schedule as his hard-working ex, he's not completely between paychecks.

The thesp is currently at work on Man About Town, in which he plays a high-powered Hollywood agent who discovers his wife is cheating on him and a reporter has stolen his journal with the intent of ruining him.

Affleck will also appear in an as-yet untitled comedy set against the high-stakes backdrop of the World Series of Poker--a good fit for the known gambling aficionado. William H. Macy and David Schwimmer are also set to star.