Carrie Ann Inaba Engaged: Get the Details on Her Ring!

03/31/2011 at 02:00 PM ET

Carrie Ann Inaba Engagement Ring
Courtesy Disney-ABC Domestic Television

Working on Dancing with the Stars, Carrie Ann Inaba is surrounded by glitz and glam, so beau Jesse Sloan knew he had to make her engagement ring extra special. “Jesse came in a few months ago,” Ann Mangini of Santa Monica’s Rafinity jewelers tells PEOPLE. “He had a very clear idea of ring style and diamond cut: princess cut in a clean platinum mounting.” As they worked to design the ring, Mangini presented him with several different sparklers, and Sloan ultimately selected the 2½-carat, D-color, princess-cut diamond he presented to his girlfriend of two years Thursday morning on Live with Regis and Kelly. But there’s more to the gem than meets the eye. “Since the ring was so very simple, for a little flair I suggested we set both his and Carrie Ann’s birthstones hidden on the inside of the ring,” Mangini says. “[It's] a Rafinity signature detail and a way to symbolically join the happy couple.” So while not visible to the eye, Inaba’s birthstone, garnet, and Sloan’s birthstone, which happens to be diamond, are both “artfully” embedded in the ring, as well. Though Sloan was secretive about his big purchase — and played it very cool when he proposed to his longtime love on live television  — he was definitely thrilled about the whole ordeal. Says Mangini, “He was the picture of a handsome excited-to-ask-his-girl-to-marry-him gentleman!” –Kate Hogan

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Jon on

That’s so nice to hear!

gutsygirl on

So sweet but why didn’t Regis step back and let them have their special moment. Geesh!

veraroberts on

Very pretty! Congrats to them both!

Natalie on

aww congrats carrie ann!!

Brooke on

Man do I totally agree….Regis….get your skeezer butt out of their moment. Geez Louise

Hmmm . . . on

Just curious . . . what is the cut off to a longtime relationship in the media? I always thought that 5+ years of dating constituted a longtime relationship. But this article says that a two year relationship is longtime.

ariana on

beautiful ring! congrats!

Jeannie on

Very sweet and romantic moment! I totally agree with gutsygirl! Regis didnt have to be pressed up against Ann Inaba, breathing down her neck during her special moment. How uncouthed!

Jill on

Yeah, I noticed that too about Regis. He was hovering over her shoulder the whole time! That was a really cool way for her boyfriend to propose though!

Linda on

Hey there people calm down, There is nothing wrong with Regis being excited for the couple, He is the host of the show you know! Congrats Carrie Ann Love the ROCK..

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