It may be over 8 carats and cost in the region of half a million dollars, but that looks straight out of a cracker to me. Listen, I'm in no position to judge; an engagement ring is a very personal thing - and this would be a coveted item for anyone who's fond of the Claddagh ring on 'roids - but it's just a bit much. Then again, so is Lady Gaga. In other words, each to their own!

Gaga confirmed the news of her Valentines engagement to her boyfriend of four years Taylor Kinney last night via her Instagram. She captioned the below "He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said YES!"

Following the 33-year-old's proposal, the couple headed off her family's restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, in Manhattan.

Gaga and her new fiancé first met in 2011 on the set of her You and I video. They then struck up a romance just months later, before splitting briefly for a month in May 2012. Then they got fierce rosemantic altogether with a full on commitment ceremony back in October. 

A source at the time said: "Gaga wanted something visual, a commitment ceremony with the people who matter the most. They don't have time to plan a wedding, so they decided they would have a small gathering to show the people they love most how committed they are to one another. It was just for her family and a few close art and designer friends. Taylor's mum Pam was there too. She flew in with one of his brothers.''