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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Jaime on

Who cares? Who is she..or even he?

Saiph on

Ah, sad folk who have never seen “Dexter”… or, for that matter, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”!

Cassi on

Jaime…She only had the most shocking death in TV history. Is that rock heavy that you live under? Goodness…

lika on

i just asked the 22 people who are here for a meeting who she, he, or dexter is and not one person knows or cares.

Cindy on

She was in Angel more than Buffy. She died in the 3rd episode or something in Buffy. Angel admittedly is a spinoff, but very good in its own right. The real question is “Why bother clicking and then commenting to the article when you don’t care?”

Svetlana on

The real question is “Why bother clicking and then commenting to the article when you don’t care?”

+1

Judi on

Julie is an awesome actress. She has done movies as well as TV. The Long Shot is my favorite movie she has done. And I want to congratulate the couple. May they have a wonderful life together.

Marky on

Almost every actress has gotten a ring like this in the last year! I guess it’s the new “solitaire”. Everyone used to have a round 1/2 to 1 carat solitaire, and the only difference was the mounting. Now this is the latest, and the only real difference is how big the “cushion cut” center stone is. It’s fine and lovely, but don’t act like it’s the only one invented. Congratulations, though, and the ring is beautiful!

Z on

I thought she was great in No Ordinary Family…

Mel on

Loved her as FBI Agent Eunice Bloom in “The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day”! She’s a great actress!

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

Tasha Smith on

She looks like Tony Romo’s wife, Candace Crawford (Chase Crawford’s sister). Wow, they could be twins. Beautiful girl. Congrats to the happy couple.

Amaryllis on

I never heard of her either. I clicked because I wanted to see the ring!

kellie on

why would you find it sad that people don’t know who she is?? it shows they probably spend more time away from watching the TV, then everyone who knows who she is.

Jay on

Her parents are dear friends of ours and wonderful people, as is Julie. When she found out we were going to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she had just completed filming with Sly Stallone, she sent me a list of all the things to do there, even though she had not even met me.

Cynni on

Cindy………..RIGHT! If people don’t ‘care’ about a topic and yet they respond, methinks they have WAY too much time on their hands.

Sheshe on

Wwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh??

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[...] – “Dexter” star Julie Benz is sporting a new engagement ring, given to her Sunday by boyfriend Rich Orosco. The Kwiat ring features a handmade platinum and cushion-cut center stone, which sits in a Kwiat signature “floating basket” with a pave diamond frame. [People] [...]

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Willie Tasby on

She was great on Dexter. Who is this old fool she is marrying? She could do so much better!

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[...] – “Dexter” star Julie Benz is sporting a new engagement ring, given to her Sunday by boyfriend Rich Orosco. The Kwiat ring features a handmade platinum and cushion-cut center stone, which sits in a Kwiat signature “floating basket” with a pave diamond frame. [People] [...]

Rosemary on

Loved her as Rita on Dexter..she gave a great performance!

wes on

Holy cow! Dexter is amazing! You people are missing out if you haven’t seen it!!

Candyee on

Z.. you are correct ..Was wife in the cancelled “No ordinary family” …

amy on

She rocked Boondocks Saints sequel and Desperate Housewives! Love her!

Ayantika on

I loved her in Jawbreaker. Obviously if you took time to comment you “care.” Smh…

Cuddy on

What a pretty ring!I want one just like it!! Congradulations!!!!

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