However, friends of Brand insist it''s merely his favourite piece of jewellery, which he often sports on the third finger of his left hand - and their planned ceremony in Jaipur, India on Saturday is still scheduled to go ahead.
The couple was later pictured arriving at London''s Heathrow Airport to fly out of Britain - and hours later, Perry posted a message on her Twitter.com page asking for "respect" during their "private" moment and warning fans not to believe "false" rumours.
"I have something to say. Twit Break: Greatest gift u can give us is respect & (love) during this private (time). No use wasting ur (time) w/ (with) stolen or false info. Thnku (sic) for this," the Daily Express quoted her as tweeting.