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All About 'The Bachelor's' Engagement Ring!

03/13/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

The Bachelor Engagement Ring
Courtesy Neil Lane; Inset: Nick Ray/ABC

When L.A.-based jeweler Neil Lane sat down with Bachelor Ben Flajnik in Zermatt, Switzerland to talk love and engagement rings, it felt a bit familiar.

“We had spent time together in Fiji when he was with Ashley [Hebert] and I had to acknowledge that,” Lane tells PEOPLE of last season’s Bachelorette finale, which left Flajnik heartbroken when Hebert sent him packing. “Ben had been sure about Ashley and so I wanted to make sure he was truly in love again.”

Lane’s verdict? Heck yes! “Ben was more mature and was quite honest about the soul-searching he’d done and how he had found someone that he dearly loved in Courtney [Robertson],” he says.

The Bachelor Engagement Ring
Flajnik and Lane, Courtesy Neil Lane/ABC

To celebrate the couple’s budding romance, the celebrity jeweler handcrafted a glamorous cushion-cut, 3-plus-carat diamond ring accented by 96 round-cut diamonds and set in platinum. The $50,000 bauble highlights an intricate leaf- and floral-inspired design born of Lane’s passion for flowers [he recently planted 10,000 tulips on his L.A. property!] and, he says, “represents their organic and natural love that will always bloom. It’s very romantic and has a vintage feel.”

The three tulip leaves on each side “reflect their past, their present and their remarkable future together,” says Lane, who was thrilled when Robertson “gushed” over the ring — and over her beau. “After Ben finally proposed, they were inseparable and glowing, like love puppies,” Lane recalls. “They seemed very much in love.”

–Elizabeth Leonard

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meanwhileinmybackyard on

What a waste.

KLS on

@- JulieA if Ben &courtney brockup the show get the Ring back if they do not marry or Brockup the show payed for it Not Ben the Bachlor payed for all the Bachlor Ring’s not the Bachlor ‘s

Reg on

The ring is returned to ABC and Neil Lane if they do not marry…

Cathy on

I’ve read that if the relationship doesn’t last, the ring is the property of ABC. ABC, looks like you have a $50,000 ring coming your way.

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T on

Actually this ring looks ALOT like mine which was a Neil Lane Bridal collection from Jarred’s expect of course much larger and added leaf band and the leaves on the raised portion (mine was straight line). I’m not that impressed with the ring considering it was $50K, I would have expected a more unique design

Mimi on

Too busy for my taste and all Neil Lane’s rings look the same. I’m a Tiffany girl myself and love my engagement and wedding rings!!!

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Melanie on

Of course she has to give the ring back if they break up.The network paid for the ring.

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