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Julie Benz's Glimmering Engagement Ring: All the Details!

06/28/2011 at 04:30 PM ET

Julie Benz's Engagement RingJason Merritt/Getty; Inset: Courtesy Kwiat

Julie Benz experienced two types of bands when she got engaged on Sunday — but only one had diamonds! The actress, whose boyfriend Rich Orosco popped the question and surprised her with a Mexican-themed fiesta (complete with Mariachi band) afterward, received a customized Kwiat ring from her beau of four years, too. The stunning sparkler features a handmade platinum and cushion-cut center stone, which sits in a Kwiat signature ‘floating basket’ with a pave diamond frame. The band itself includes a milgrain edge with hand engraving. “Rich had a very strong sense of Julie’s style, so when he came to Kwiat we worked together to create the perfect ring for her,” jeweler Greg Kwiat tells PEOPLE. After the big moment, the couple celebrated with 60 friends and family members, in a day former Dexter star Benz called “absolutely perfect. The proposal was simple and beautiful — and then I was shocked by the pop-up surprise Mexican fiesta engagement party,” she told PEOPLE. “What girl doesn’t want to be serenaded by a Mariachi band surrounded by close friends and family?”

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V on

She was also in The 4400.

Chris on

And don’t forget her very brief role in “As Good as It Gets”. She’s the adoring fan who asks Jack Nicholson’s character how he writes such convincing women before he gives his sardonic reply: “I think of a man and take away reason and accountability.”

Sandy on

Um, who are these people? I read the article and gawked at the ring and then thought, I have no idea who these two people are but, okay congrats and I wish you well.

Lu on

Who cares….. never heard of her. Must be hard up for news.

icky on

Julie Benz was a biatch in high school and her father (a local doctor) was a complete and total azzhole. Mom was actually pretty nice.

LP on

How have people not heard about Dexter?? Seriously, do you not have cable TV?

Victor Mateece on

I am as downright pathetical as you people, because I took the time to read all these posts. “What girl doesn’t want to be serenaded by a mariachi band…?” Really.

Suzanne on

I LOVED her as Rita and in the Boondock Saints. And don’t forget she was in Desperate Housewives for a little bit.

LIASON on

Congrats to Julie Benz! For those who don’t know who she is, she played Rita on Dexter and was also on No Ordinary Family. She’s going to be a beautiful bride!

ttrexxx on

he looks like a creep

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