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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guest on

ring has to be returned to cbs if they do not fulfill their obligation to them + i think they have to be together for at least 5 years.

guest on

@april – the neil lane inscription is what makes this worth more $.

Angela on

Question: with the so called engaged couples on the Bachelor what do they do with the rings after they break up? we all know these two are NOT getting married!

Ari on

“Love puppies”?! LOL If the ring was so special to them, how did it end up back in Chris’pocket? LOL I am so over it!!

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[...] weeks after cameras stopped rolling, Ben says he’s confident he and Robertson, who are still engaged, “will be fine.” [...]

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boke7 on

I can do without the tulips on the sides (although I love tulips in my yard!) and the designer’s name inscribed on the inside but it’s very pretty. A little ornate for my taste but hey, it’s not mine! Still pretty.

Dee on

This girl is motivated by money and fame. I would have loved to have seen her face if he’d have pulled out a small diamond ring. I don’t think she could have hid her disappointment and then he would have known what she was really in this for.

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[...] weeks after cameras stopped rolling, Ben says he’s confident he and Robertson, who are still engaged, “will be fine.” “Maybe someday people will get behind us, but for now we work [...]

tada on

gawdy!

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