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

QUIZ: GUESS THE ENGAGEMENT RING!

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lisa on

if i ever thought my ring was too blinged out, i was wrong. that’s almost overboard in my book. i’m so over the halo trend. it seems like every ring is that style now.

Mimi on

I am really sick of halo rings! I also despise round diamonds. I love simple asscher or emerald cuts.

Sally on

Very pretty ring. Actually showcases the bride’s taste instead of just trying to have the largest stone(s). Also was the pick her the man doing the proposing…not the bride-to-be’s mother!

elizabeth on

Well its ok but thats what people who have lots of money like that could do with it. Elizabeth Taylor had a bigger diamong than that.

Carla on

The ring is gorgeous. It is just to much for me. Way to gaudy. But hey, if you can afford it, I say go ahead and do it. If I had the money he had, I probably would buy something really expensive myself (just for me). Congratulations on the engagement and I wish nothing but many years of happiness always.

Kim on

Bigger is NOT always better. Rings like this simply look cheap..and fake.

Kayla on

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Randy is a country musician and Jessica is a songwriter. It kinda says that in the first sentence…

Miranda on

Not my style but to each their own!

MS ELLIE on

THIS RING IS MUCH MORE CLASSIER THAN THE RING KIM KARDASHIAN HAS. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. I WOULD WEAR IT IN A HEART BEAT.

Jessica on

Wow. What a gorgeous design…I can’t imagine what went into this piece. Does it say how he proposed? Randy was just on tour with Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson – nice to see a guy that can hang with those guys and still admit he’s totally in love. Best of luck, and thanks for sharing. Gorgeous ring!

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