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-fiancĂ© 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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Karen on

Ah, a ring he didn’t pay for. Perfect for a relationship that will not make it to the altar.
Plus, is it just me, but whatever happened to the classic, solitaire? These rings look like toys and they are all the same! Neil Lane, update your designs please, these rings are Boring!

Susan on

The ring is stunning and I’d love to have the money it cost !!!!!!!!

Sandals on

Gorgeous ring and I’m so happy for Emily, Jef, and Ricki! I wish them a lifetime of happiness.

Sandals on

Danielle…..Ashley and P.J. are still together! and I predict Emily and Jef stay together forever!

Guest on

Congrats to them both! They are really in love, and I can’t wait for the wedding! I love them!

fanofboardwalkempire on

I love this couple and this family.
I want them to make a life together and I am praying that they make it. they seem very sincere to me.
Gld bless all three of them and I hope that soon another baby will be on the way!

HOTNTX on

I’m sure that her words will come back to haunt her in about 6 months when they are no longer engaged.

sabe13 on

she was all into Arie until the hometown dates and she saw that Jef had a lot more $$$ then any of the other 3 that were left!! Toatally in it for the $$$. I am not saying she doest not like Jef but she totally let $$$ make her final decision. And she will never break up with Jef because she won’t want America to think she is a bad mom or difficult. It will have to be Jef that breaks it off! And how is she going to bring all her make up on a missionary trip to Africa. I would like to see if that really happens!!!!

zombie_hands on

The ring isn’t from Jef all he did was pick it out. If he really loved Emily he would have said he would purchase it himself. I know one of the bachelor’s did that. His engagement didn’t work out but at least he bought the ring. She better not take the ring to Africa with her or she may come back missing a finger.

Kim on

Betting they never actually get married. Neil Lane is probably counting the days until he gets that ring back.

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