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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Aimee on

Wow that ring is beautiful but way overboard. There are too many people that are starving for somebody to spend that much on a ring

Debbie on

Aimee,

See Barb’s comment above.

Rachel on

That doesn’t look like 18-k gold to me…

valentina on

This ring is absolutely stunning and gorgeous. Congrats to the happy couple and good luck in the future :)

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Lisa on

Wow, how creative. They took a round stone and surrounded it with more stones and stuck everything on a diamond band. Totally original…duh.

Guest on

Where’s the beef?

tiffany on

Just plain beautiful. hey Randy did you have your “Boots On” when you proposed? Congrats! :)

CM on

I’ve lived in Nashville since 1994 (in the music industry) and happen to know Randy since long before he “made it”, and he is as far from pretentious as you can get and as humble of a star as I know, Randy is also ordained and married friends of ours last fall)…his love for Jessa is pure and he is NOT a gazillionaire, if he bought her an expensive ring it’s because he saved and went into hock over it…Clearly none of you have a clue about what it costs to tour and be an artist in the country music genre…Why can’t anyone be happy for people who’re IN LOVE and let them be…Good Luck Randy and Jessa….See you this weekend in KY…

M Knowles on

Pretty,but WAY TOO gaudy!! She will be lucky if she wears it a few times a year(maybe award shows). I think she just had to add all the extra diamonds to just try to out do everyone else! Hope Randy’s career keeps going well,if her taste are that expensive!!!

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