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EXCLUSIVE: The Story Behind Jessica Simpson's 'Romantic' Ruby Ring!

11/15/2010 at 02:40 PM ET

Jessica Simpson's Engagement Ruby RingCourtesy Neil Lane; Inset: Chance Yeh/Sipa

When it came to picking out the perfect engagement ring for Jessica Simpson, beau Eric Johnson knew it had to be truly special. “Eric wanted the most romantic, beautiful, special ring for Jessica,” celebrity jeweler Neil Lane tells PEOPLE exclusively. The result? A three-stone Lane sparkler with a large central ruby — over 5 carats! — flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds, also more than five carats. While the ruby just so happens to be Simpson’s birthstone, the gem “represents love,” says Lane. “The ruby is a stone of love and it is the most romantic gem and it’s very rare and very, very special.” Sources tell us Simpson was “totally surprised” by the proposal and thrilled by the ring. Nice work, Eric! ––Elizabeth Leonard

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[...] Lane has designed rendezvous rings for some of Hollywood’s hottest brides — Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie – though he can’t name a favorite sparkler. He can, however, name a one that [...]

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look at the inside of the ring and the back/ boottm of the braclet. if there are holes where the diamonds are then its real. if it is just closed or no openings at all then it fake

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[…] ideas. Ross even consulted Simpson’s mother Tina (whose other daughter, Jessica, also has a Neil Lane engagement ring). “He wanted to do the right thing. This is a young fellow in love,” says the celebrity […]

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[…] traded ideas. Ross even consulted Simpson’s mother Tina (whose other daughter, Jessica, also has a Neil Lane engagement ring). “He wanted to do the right thing. This is a young fellow in love,” says the celebrity […]

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[…] traded ideas. Ross even consulted Simpson’s mother Tina (whose other daughter, Jessica, also has a Neil Lane engagement ring). “He wanted to do the right thing. This is a young fellow in love,” says the celebrity […]

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[…] traded ideas. Ross even consulted Simpson’s mother Tina (whose other daughter, Jessica, also has a Neil Lane engagement ring). “He wanted to do the right thing. This is a young fellow in love,” says the celebrity […]

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[…] traded ideas. Ross even consulted Simpson’s mother Tina (whose other daughter, Jessica, also has a Neil Lane engagement ring). “He wanted to do the right thing. This is a young fellow in love,” says the celebrity […]

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[…] traded ideas. Ross even consulted Simpson’s mother Tina (whose other daughter, Jessica, also has a Neil Lane engagement ring). “He wanted to do the right thing. This is a young fellow in love,” says the celebrity […]

Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s Ruby and Diamond Rings: Which Do You Prefer? | NewzUpdate.US on

[…] Though it’s a completely different setting, there are some similarities to her elder sister’s Neil Lane engagement ring, which Eric Johnson gave to her in 2010. The central ruby is more than 5 carats and the diamonds bracketing it are more than 5 carats, according to People. […]

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[…] Though it’s a completely different setting, there are some similarities to her elder sister’s Neil Lane engagement ring, which Eric Johnson gave to her in 2010. The central ruby is more than 5 carats and the diamonds bracketing it are more than 5 carats, according to People. […]

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