After much deliberation, fans of The Bachelor saw Ben Higgins propose to Lauren Bushnell on the big Season 20 finale of the ABC dating show, but what did the all-important ring look like?
Us Weekly is revealing the big details of the Bachelor diamond engagement ring Higgins gave to Bushnell in last night’s all-important Bachelor finale, which is reported to be worth a staggering $100,000.
According to the site, Bachelor Ben proposed to Lauren with a stunning Neil Lane platinum ring in last night’s finale episode that features a 3-carat emerald-cut center stone edged by two baguette diamonds.
“The center stone is a square-cut diamond surrounded by a halo of tiny diamonds,” a source told E! News of the striking engagement ring given to Lauren by Bachelor Ben, revealing that the total weight of the gorgeous ring is actually 4.6 carats.
“It’s set in platinum and was hand-crafted and designed by Neil Lane,” the Bachelor source confirmed.
E! News is reporting that the latest The Bachelor engagement ring is worth a little closer to $95,000 but added that the ring’s design is vintage-inspired to reflect Bachelor Ben’s “old-fashioned values.”
Bachelor producer Elan Gale gave fans of the show a close-up look at the ring on social media prior to last night’s finale on his official Twitter page, posting a snap that shows the Neil Lane sparkler is also encrusted with multiple smaller diamonds around the band.
“WHO. WILL. IT. BE? #TheBachelor,” Bachelor producer Gale wrote alongside the photo, which showed Bachelor Ben Higgins taking a closer look at the engagement ring, likely before he popped the big question to Lauren in Ocho Rios in Jamaica.
Neil Lane, who has designed numerous rings for The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, recently opened up about his ring designs and what happens to the jewelry if The Bachelor or one of its spinoff couples split in a new interview with Style Caster, where he revealed what happens if the couple split.
“I have to just explain to you that when I make these rings, I make them with a lot of love and compassion, just like I do at my store,” Neil Lane told the site of the rings he’s designed for lucky Bachelor and Bachelorette couples.
“I do make these rings with a great deal of passion… with a lot of romance involved. And we hope it lasts forever. And surprisingly, there are some that are doing amazingly well,” he said of the Bachelor romances.
“I make rings hoping that people stay together forever, but after they get the ring, I don’t have a say in it, and what happens after that, I don’t know,” Lane confessed. “Where the ring goes, I have to say, I don’t really know. I just say it goes to ring heaven. That’s my response.”
Bachelor and Bachelorette host Chris Harrison also recently spoke out about what happens to the engagement ring if the couple don’t actually tie the knot, joking that he actually takes the sparklers home with him in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“The rings I actually have at home,” Harrison joked to the site of the discarded Bachelor engagement rings this week. “They’re on a necklace and I’ll wear it around sometimes. I’ll wear it out [and] I have, like, 20 different engagement rings.”
“Neil [Lane] probably does get the rings back, he just doesn’t even know it,” Harrison continued, noting that there’s “some rule” that means if the Bachelor or the Bachelorette couple stay together for a certain length of time, the ring is theirs to keep.
“After a certain number of years, you get to keep it anyway. But if it’s like months, it’s a 10 or 15 or $20,000 ring. It goes back,” Harrison said.
What do you think of Lauren Bushnell’s stunning 4.6-carat diamond engagement ring from Bachelor Ben Higgins?
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