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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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Someone on

Some people dont know their rings or just they are just jealous!

Jan on

You couldn’t force me to wear that thing!

Dawn on

This ring looks better than Kim’s engagement ring. Plus, it cost less amount of $ then her’s too. NICE RING!!!!!!

Sara on

So he added MORE diamonds to a big ring already because it needed to fit her style? That means it wasn’t “big” or sparkly enough. Jeez almighty.

Allison on

18k gold… ha ha…

Helen on

IT’S beautiful! Perfect. Congratulations :)

Jane on

and people are still starving in Africa…..so sad….famous people and their material possessions what will matter when you leave this place!

e on

I’d take it, but then return it, buy something tasteful and contribute the balance to UNICEF so they could immunize a whole country full of children. It’s big for the sake of being big. Yuck.

Positive on

It is beautiful!!! I don’t think that 5.5 carats IN TOTAL makes it a gaudy or over the top ring. I wish that baby in my finger. Deep inside does everybody else here. I wish them the best and that their marriage will last as long as the ring.

Cat on

Jane, How many starving Africans have you helped? As long as it is not your money, don’t complain.

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