PHOTO: See Randy Houser's 300-Diamond Engagement Ring!

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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Carrie on

Yikes! Not a fan. And who are these people?

Hmmm on

Not to be a downer but at least they can hock it when neither one of them has a job or house to live in 10 years down the road. Ridiculous expense for two people in a career field with no guarantee of long term success.

Emmy on

Ostentatious.

April on

If you are going with that expensive of a ring, why not get platinum? White gold is cheap.

JESY on

i wonder how many hungry people in our country that could feed.

Charlene on

That ring is really beautiful. I simply love, love it. The more diamonds it has, the better I like it.

marshmellow on

I think I heard about some starving kids somewhere….or homeless people…or animals being abused….am i wrong on this? The cost of that ring could help the world so much. But instead, she is gonna WEAR IT! how ridiculous!

Terri on

Gaudy!

notjessa on

Call me way too practical, but I don’t need a diamond the size of my head from a man to convince me that he loves me. I’d rather use the money for a nice house, car or to pay off bills.

Just My Opinion on

He thinks she’s worth it, and so do I. Not my money, not my place to judge.

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