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08/23/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Randy Houser Engagement Ring
Courtesy of King Jewelers; Inset: Alicia Katy Photography

When country singer Randy Houser proposed to fellow singer-songwriter Jessa Lee Yantz, he did it with a stunning diamond ring.

But that was just the beginning of the jewelry’s journey.

After Yantz said yes, Houser took the bauble back to Nashville-based King Jeweler, where he bought it. Then, together with jeweler David King, Houser and Yantz customized the ring with additional diamonds to reflect the bride-to-be’s style. The completed piece is composed of almost 5.5 carats of brilliant-cut diamonds (totaling more than 300 stones!) set in 18-karat gold with a double diamond halo.

“The complexity of a handmade ring of this degree was a great challenge, but the creative input and passion from both Randy and Jessa helped us create something not only gorgeous and brilliant, but tasteful and timeless,” King tells PEOPLE.

“Custom designing the ring for Randy and Jessa was an enjoyable and creative process,” adds the jeweler. “Randy is such a cool, laid-back guy who really loves her so much, and Jessa is an artistic young woman with an amazing eye for design, which made the process really fun and easy.” Tell us: What do you think of the customized ring?

–Rennie Dyball

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Ceunei on

I like it. It reminds me of my grandmother’s engagement ring. It is enjoyable to see how diamonds can be incorporated in the band.

Bre on

yuk

Rissa on

I think the ring is nice, however it is a bit overboard on the diamond count but hey they are stars so they can afford it who are we to judge if we had that kind of money wouldn’t you want a nice engagement ring…

Pam on

It is gorgeous!

Sherri on

Truly breathtaking

Pat on

The ring will surely last longer than the marriage. There seems to be no such thing as “till death do us part” anymore, especially in the entertainment business. A worthy example of conspicuous consumption. The Jolie-Pitts would have bought a simple ring and donated the rest of the money to needy children and the many causes they support. You can take the man out of the country, but he’ll still want a big ring, a woman with big boobs and a big flashy car. So much for the real world.

Lori on

Serious over-kill. The center stone is completely lost in the setting. At least in my 2.5 carat ring, the centerstone marquise stands out from the rest.

Jess on

Beautiful. But I’d be afraid to wear it for loosing it if it ever came off.

heather on

Ashleigh, no one asked what kind or how big of a diamond your EX gave you.

Katlin on

Beautiful ring, beautiful couple. Best of luck to you both!!

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