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See Emily Maynard's Stunning 88-Diamond Engagement Ring

07/23/2012 at 12:30 PM ET

Bachelorette Engagement RingABC; Inset: Courtesy Neil Lane

Emily Maynard may have paused briefly before accepting now-fiancé Jef Holm’s proposal on The Bachelorette – but it was probably because the Neil Lane ring he selected was that breathtaking.

Holm got down on one knee in Curacao on Sunday night’s finale, presenting Maynard with a 3.5-carat sparkler. The ring, handmade, features a 2.5-carat emerald-cut diamond accented with 87 smaller round-cut diamonds.

“I never in a million years thought I’d be so in love as I am,” Maynard said as she awaited Holm’s arrival in anticipation of a marriage proposal.

When he arrived, Emily told him that the long road to the finale “was all worth it … You really are everything that I’ve looked for for so long. I really do feel like you’re my soul mate. You are the perfect person for me. You get me better than anybody ever has. I love you so, so much.”

“I’m so in love with you,” he replied. “I promise you if you let me into your life and Ricki’s life you will never feel lonely ever again.”

Check back with People.com tomorrow to hear even more details on Maynard’s gorgeous new ring!

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Em on

I have a gut feeling it won’t. He’s too free spirited and enjoys his freedom. Not in a bad sense, but to propose after only “knowing” her for 6 weeks, get a flood of media attention, and basically looking at being a dad overnight, it’ll hit him like a brick wall and he’ll take off. The demands of an instant family will be a wet blanket, money or not. Emily has only been in the whole series for the money, looking for a permanent source to allow her some financial independency from the Hendrick side. (And of course, a steady stream of media attention too. The boob, nose and teeth job was the worst thing she could’ve ever done and a red flag indication that she’s reliant upon appearance and money for happiness and acceptance.)

Rita on

This want last she is all about herself and her clothes to care about anyone else.

Amy on

The ring in that picture is beautiful. But unfortunately the one he actually gave her was pink-gold. YUCK!

karla on

Emily is the kind of STICKY sweet that makes your teeth hurt..as much as she wants to appear ladylike, she really aspires to wear the pants in this relationship.
Good luck Jeff with having your balls cut.

Allie on

so happy she picked Jef!!!!!! Arie was all make out sessions but no real chemistry. i think she actually has a chance at her happily ever after with Jef!!!!

Dorothy on

Emily gave up Arie, , for A fairy tail Dream Wedding..—Life…I am just saying, She should Take up acting… Those fake tears…oh well…. We all need a great reality show once in a while… Bets anyone…

guest on

How many times is she going to get engaed on national TV in 1 yr?! She has no shame!

zoe on

Are they broken up yet?? I give them 3 weeks…tops.

Guest408 on

All i gotta say is good luck to both of them…But yet impossible that you could say ” I LOVE YOU SO MUCH” in a few weeks that they met. Its take time to fall in love with someone..that’s why those couple from the previous shows never make it through in this shows except 1 couple the rest went down hill. We all knows and i’m pretty sure those peoples that signed for this shows knew that they in it for the fame…..

SPRINGSGRANNY on

I think you are all pessamists. Sure a lot of the couples didn’t make it all the way to the alter, but I really think this one will. I like them both and I think she loves Jef’s family and thinks they will fit in perfectly. They seemed to have the most fun together and she really beamed when she looked at him. Ari was purely physical chemistry. That doesn’t last and she knew it. Nice guy, but not for the long haul with her. I wish them both good luck. I also think Chris liked her better than most other Batchlorettes.

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