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Why Miley Cyrus's Engagement Ring Surprised Its Designer

10/10/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Neil Lane has designed engagement rings for some of Hollywood’s hottest brides — Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie – but he can’t name a favorite sparkler. He can, however, name the one that got the most buzz.

“Doing Miley Cyrus’s engagement ring, that was huge,” the celebrity jeweler tells PEOPLE in the clip above. “It got so much attention, I was actually surprised.”

Why? Because Cyrus’s ring was yellow gold, something not quite as trendy these days. “Liam [Hemsworth] was really happy allowing me to use gold,” Lane explains. “I think it gave meaning to what [Miley] was wearing, something different, something to be proud of.”

Lane strives to make all women proud of the jewelry they wear, which is why he recently teamed with Kay jewelers to launch an affordable new collection that reflects classic Hollywood glamour (prices range from $339 for diamond hoop earrings to $3,199 for elaborate diamond dangle earrings).

Watch the clip above to hear more about Lane’s celebrity designs — and to find out why he never wanted to be a jewelry designer. Tell us: Which celebrity engagement ring is your all-time favorite?

–Kate Hogan

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jDelaney on

Wow, yellow gold, that is a surprise! I mean, it’s not exactly as if he was asked to use black gold.
Seriously, the surprise will be if he ever places a wedding band on her finger.

nice on

OMG, it is gorgeous. Hands down everything I would want myself. So classy and exquisite.

Lynn C on

Really like Miley’s ring, its beautiful. Neil Lane you seem like a really cool dude, and I like your energy to.

peacebeme on

Blake Lively’s !

Sandra on

I would like to make one suggestion to Mr. Lane. Most brides want their husband’s name engraved on the inside of the ring…not YOUR name.

nice on

peacebeme ..wrong article, keep up! This isn’t about Blake. Some people are so challenged.

Zoey on

Who cares about her ring? Liam has no passion and Miley loves Liam more than he loves her.

wildcat on

Hey nice, the very last line of the article asks for people to share which celebrity ring is their favorite. Pretty sure that is what peacebeme was doing. Maybe before you go calling other people challenged you should actually make sure you are in the right. Gotta love people who are so insecure they have to hide behind a computer to be mean to people.

jcoombes on

Holy advertisement for Neil Lane disguised as a celebrity story. How much did he pay you for this “story?”

lisa on

Nice… The article ASKS, “Tell us: Which celebrity engagement ring is your all-time favorite”
Now who needs to keep up???

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