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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rick on

Congrads to you both! Her vag must be happy to take a break!

Tamara on

i am so happy for them. Jef is a sweet and caring guy. he’s great with ricki and i wish them three the best…:)

sara on

love it and love them!

Mikesgirl on

I love the center stone but the band is way too thin, makes the rock look wobbly IMO.

HaveSomeClass on

Rick, you’re a pig. Blech!

People find love in different places and in different ways. What difference does it make. I wish them both much happiness.

Danielle on

That’s the same ring Neil Lane give all the Bachelorettes and he knows that in less than a year will returned to him…..those rings are cursed…..How many did really stayed together….after receiving a Neil Lane ring…? only one Trista.

Amy on

Well, OK then.

Really? on

This won’t last, he doesn’t love her, and she’s in love with herself, oh and the ring. They’ll be just like the rest, lots of press then the eventual breakup.lol

Jennifer on

Any bets on if the wedding even happens??

Jennifer on

He’s rich, and she’s in it for the money.

Like the above comment states there isn’t going to be a wedding. Now that the show is over, and just like half of the couples who were on the show…there’s going to be a break up in about 3-4 months.

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.

Marie Mullin on

This won’t last she should find love the normal way , oh yah she likes the tv version

KJM on

A moderator let rick’s comment through. Nice. Not.

Anyone notice the editing of the “ring shot”? He pulled the ring out of his pocket without the box, yet when they showed the close up, the box and the prominently-displayed “Neil Lane” logo was there for all to see. Endorsement! LOL

Paige on

She is way too platic and fake…just don’t understand why anyone would be attracted to her beyond her barbie doll looks.

Jeanie on

The basic premise of this show is that if you are attractive and are introduced to 20 attractive people of the opposite sex – and spend a little time with each of them – you will find one of them to be the love of your life. To call this a “reality” show is quite disingenuous. I have to admit I like to see updates on who is in and who is out, just for curiosity. But to think either the Bachelor or Bachelorette shows are about a person truly finding their soul mate – out of 20 random people – in six weeks of dates – is pretty “unrealistic” to me. Still enjoy the entertainment, though, as evidence of my visit here to see THE ring!!

Sa on

That is pathetic! And she believes him??

Tiffany on

Fake.

Love a Lab on

OMG!!! Had enough of this ! Emilu is into control big time! I did feel for her when she was with Brad but yet there are 2 sides to every story I have concerns as to why a woman would go on National TV to find someone, she is in it for the cameras light & action! To put a 6 year old girl through the media ring tells you alot did you see how unresponsive Ricki was to Jeff she was the same way with Brad, no offense but I can see as to why Brad & Emily broke up WOW this woman is not only fake in more ways than one but she certainly does love the attention and for Jef well he is a nice young man with a free life style additude. Wait till the cameras go away and the media dies down and EMily /Ricki throw a temper tantrem the ring will not be returned she will keep it just like she did to Brad and make some publicity off of this. Give it a few months and next thing you know her and Chris Harrison will be hosting something together !!! Arie & Shawn got off lucky good luck Jef you sweet little actor- Enough of the Bachelorette & Bachelor show I am tuning out!

LAURA on

Soooooooooooooooooooooooo over this show!

S on

@Danielle – I’m almost positive Trista’s ring was a tacori – not Neil Lane

notsosure on

Hope he likes crabs with his tuna. After all the foreplay on this show, one of them was bound to find it’s way down there. YUCK!

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.

tita on

but she said she would have been happy with a piece of tape around her finger …she is such a liar!!!

Karen N. on

Anything is possible… not worth being caddy or pessimistic. I wish them the best. I think he is a great guy who appears to have his head on straight. I was impressed that from the start he always included her daughter in his thoughts. She doesn’t need the money.. she was taken care of by Ricki’s family after his death. I hope it works so that everyone realizes that you can find love in the strangest of places and circumstances.

blair on

she ain’t nothin’ but a gold digger…

Hoppy on

My best friends are mcdonalds and a tv set and i love emily and jef.

Marie on

Emily, what on earth are you thinking girl. This guy you have chosen is much to young and inexperienced to step up and be a father to Ricki. You need a man, not a boy, someone at least 35 years old, who has already been married and has children, one who knows what life is all about but most of all knows that raising children is not always fun around the pool. This guy has his mind in the bedroom and will do or say anything to make you believe in him. Sorry Emily but this will never work, less than six months and the problems will begin. Wake up girl and face reality. What about the Mormon parents, do you really think they will accept you? I don’t beleive so. I am so sorry but your road to realizing the truth will be long and hard.

Ann on

Let’s see how much IN LOVE they really are now that all the free stuff is gone……..the size of the ring is truly not important and if they break up does she get to keep it?

chigal on

What is she wearing, a pagent dress?

Sunny on

Why do women need door knobs for rings?

janeen on

So i disagree that they could truely be in love. my husband and.i were engaged two weeks after dating and have been married 10 1/2 yrs. so it is possible. just say congrats people. u can love someone from the minute u meet. im living proof.

Lisa A on

Rick should be ashamed of himself….but on to something actually “worth” talking about. I too have doubts about this relationship lasting..but I hope to be proved wrong. I would love to see it last,especially for Ricki’s sake

mele on

Love them! Emily and Jef are perfect for each other. Both so sweet, humble, beautiful with a big heart. I wish rude people stop saying such mean things about them. I just don’t get it….I see nothing but good in them and I have become big fans of them. I picked Jef out from day one. What a hunk!

mele on

Beautiful couple. So glad Emily picked Jef. Such a one of a kind sweet man and Emily is both beautiful on the inside and out. Ricki is very blessed to have them in her life. I love them and big fans of Emily from day 1 and am a big fan of Jef now. I even order People Water and T-shirt to suppose his mission in helping parts of the country that do not have clean water.

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