Scarlett Johansson's New Gold Ring: The Truth Behind It
07/25/2013 AT 06:45 PM EDT
Though she told ELLE UK that marriage is "really not important" to her, the actress has been spotted wearing a diamond ring on her left hand at least twice this year, causing rumors to swirl that she and her French journalist boyfriend Romain Dauriac are engaged.
On Wednesday, she was seen arriving in Los Angeles wearing a new piece of sparkly hardware: an ornate gold ring with two stones – a diamond and ruby.
But a rep for Johansson, 28, says she "is not engaged nor close to being engaged."
As for the ring, a source tells PEOPLE that the recent gift is "simply a piece of jewelry."