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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mom of 2 on

Stunning ring! Lucky girl :)

Jacks on

Wow, that ring is absolutely beautiful …

Cinder's mom on

I “played around” with a ring not too different from this (but in CZs) for a while, but when complete strangers in the supermarket or on the street came up to me and grabbed my hand, I realized how uncomfortable it would be to continue wearing it, so I returned it. I can just imagine how it would feel if the ring was worth thousands instead of just $158.

Liza Betting on

That has to be the ugliest ring I have ever seen! It makes me think of my Grandmother and Great Grandmothers cluster rings they used to wear. Money certainly can’t buy good taste! Wow! Who are those people anyhow?

lolem on

Tacky!!! Look like a dome to the. I rather have one big rock that is 5.5 carats than 299 little ones.

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Barb on

Here’s a thought for all of those complaining about how many starving people the cost of the ring could have fed–cancel your cable/internet service, sell your computer, and donate the money to those starving individuals. You’ll feel better, and we won’t have to be subjected to your obnoxious comments!

marie on

If it reflects her then she must be a materialistic, no taste, gaudy gal…. that thing is tacky!!!!!

Melissa on

I think it’s prettier than some of the rings that celebrities get – the ones that are one HUGE diamond in the middle and maybe a diamond or two on the side. Those scream gaudy to me. Maybe it looks different in person than in the picture. I mean, it’s super sized in the pic!

allison on

seriously, who needs a ring like this? someone has too much money

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