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Exclusive: All About Blakeley Jones's 'Dream Come True' Engagement Ring

09/11/2012 at 11:00 AM ET

Bachelor Pad 3 Engagement RingCourtesy Neil Lane; Inset: ABC

When single dad Tony Pieper got down on one knee during Monday night’s Bachelor Pad 3 finale and proposed to fellow contestant Blakeley Jones, it was a show-stopping happy ending for the once unlikely pair.

In front of a giddy live audience, Jones, a 34-year-old esthetician whose heart was broken earlier in the season by Pad finalist Chris Bukowski, was all smiles when Pieper surprised her with a 2.5-carat Neil Lane diamond ring.

“Blakeley was totally shocked and so happy,” Lane tells PEOPLE exclusively. “All Tony wanted to do was please her and give her the ring of her dreams.”

The handmade cushion-cut sparkler, surrounded by 98 smaller brilliant-cut diamonds and set in platinum, reflects Pieper’s heartfelt description of his fiancé.

“Tony spent a lot of time figuring out what she’d like — something elegant, cool, sexy and with both a fashion-forward feel and with a bit of a past, a vintage vibe,” says Lane, who handcrafted the ring in less than three weeks time. “He knew she wanted a cushion-cut diamond and had always dreamed of a ring with a halo of diamonds around the center stone, so we created that for her and she loved it.”

As for Pieper, 30, he told Lane he fell hard — and fast.

“Tony was clearly smitten and said he knew the first time he met Blakeley he was in love with her,” says the celebrity jeweler. “He could just tell she was the girl of his dreams.” Tell us: Do you love Jones’s engagement ring?

–Elizabeth Leonard

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Lola on

“Tony was clearly smitten and said he knew the first time he met Blakeley he was in love with her,”
Oh really? Was this before or after he slept with one of the dingy twins also on this season!?

synic on

First proposal live on TV to include the words: “Are you *^*#@(& kidding me?”

Very sweet anyway. Way to go. Ten points for romance. Good for them. Best wishes.

As for Nick, won’t his next appearance be on Biggest Loser?

lovebachelorpadd on

Beautiful ring! Congrats Blakely and Tony. They seem to really complement each other and bring out the best in each other. I wish them much happiness.

Brooke on

Like the ring….hate the girl. Blakely prepare to ship that ring back to Neil Lane, ’cause this ain’t gonna last.

kaemicha on

synic , Great Post. While I’m happy for Blakely and Tony, and it will be fun to have them living in Portland, I came away from that finale wanting to throw up. That was the worst move I’ve ever seen a contestant pull on any reality show.
Nick, you deserve all the grief that people and life will give you.

Tess on

Her last name is Shea. I’m pretty sure it is at least

Alice on

yes its a beautiful ring…… An i hope y’all happiness treat each other gd. Make sure ur marrage stay strong

Pam on

He was so desperate to marry anyone. He was looking for a mom for his kid, too bad he got a stripper instead lol.

nevermind on

OMG, he’s so “domesticated”! Any guy that sticks around with a woman after being described by her as “domesticated” is weak.

lynn on

Did she meet his child? What’s the big hurry? When a child in involved things are diff and people should move slowly. What if they don’t hit it off? Have they met families?

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