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12/14/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Erin Hasan Engagement RingVeronica Summers/Splash News Online; Courtesy Erin Hasan

Erin Hasan’s engagement ring included everything she ever wanted — but looked like something she never could have imagined.

“I didn’t expect it to be quite so elaborate,” the Aussie actress tells PEOPLE of the sparkler, designed by her fiancé, Spartacus star Liam McIntyre. “He put everything he thinks makes me up into the ring.”

“Everything” includes 150 diamonds (two pink), some found in two 8s on each side of the ring (a nod to her debut album of the same name), some seen in two music notes, one in a wand on the underside of the ring (recognizing her work as Glinda in Wicked) and of course, the center stone, which is also surrounded by diamonds.

McIntyre worked with a local jeweler in Auckland, New Zealand, to create the ring, which he presented to Hasan when he proposed in Disney World earlier this month.

According to Hasan, McIntyre kept the ring hidden from her for almost a year. “He was mainly organizing it while he was on the set of Spartacus,” she says. “We live together, so it was the only time he could hide what he was doing. He’d be getting ready for the show each morning, designing my ring.”

Since the proposal, the couple has been on a whirlwind trip through the United States, Europe and now Thailand — so Hasan hasn’t yet had the chance to start planning, have an engagement party or even show her family the ring (though “there’s been a lot of excited screaming on the phone,” she says).

But aside from dress shopping (“It’ll probably be very princessy in some shape or form,” she says) and date setting (late 2013 or early 2014), once planning begins, Hasan will be tasked with finding a wedding band that complements her ring.

“I don’t know if I can have a wedding band,” she says. “We’ll look for one that maybe curves around the ring, but it might be difficult. Or maybe I’ll get a really pretty one and wear it around my neck — we’ll see. But I don’t want it to be too over-the-top, since my ring is so beautiful as a standalone piece.” Tell us: What do you think of Hasan’s elaborate engagement ring? 

–Kate Hogan


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Mommabear on

It’s a one of a kind that’s for sure, it’s just set way too high, she is going to be banging it and catching it on everything. Mine too is set higher then I would prefer and I hardly wore it because I kept scratching my kids with it

Donna on

What’s so unique about THIS?

Nica Riley on

Looks nice from the top and yuck from the side.

Willowwand66 on

I LOVE this ring! I have an engagement ring that sits nearly the same height and I have worn it every day for the last 8 & 1/2 years and I am a nurse. What a wonderful, thoughtful man to have put so many features important in her life into her ring. Best wishes!

Marky on

Miriam, good thing it isn’t for you! It’s a lovely ring and probably perfect for her taste. Congratulations to this couple!

Marky on

Snowbird, when did it become your right to tell others how to spend their money? When you give up everything, and go live in one of those villages, donating all your money to feed and clothe the people in that village, then you can criticize others, but if you were that kind of person, you wouldn’t be wanting to criticize others. You’d be busy helping…….

Julie Roth on

I absolutely love it!!!!How romantic that Liam designed the ring himself,and took such time and care with that design-beautiful,and very meaningful!!!What a way to say I love you…

4mom on

It is a stunning ring and it obviously means a lot to both of them. I don’t understand the fuss. She doesn’t have to wear her ring constantly. I certainly don’t and I have been married 10 years. I wear my rings only when going out somewhere like eating or shopping and sometimes then I still don’t wear them. A ring doesn’t make me married, commitment does.

Hillary on

Stunning, thoughtful and so incredibly personalised. Such a gorgeous couple, and she’s such a beautiful and giving person – deserving of every one of those 150 diamonds!

Tina on

Unique. Cute. But as an engagement ring, not my style. Looks like it pops open on top.

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