Natalie Zea Is Finally Talking About Her Engagement Ring (See an Up-Close Photo)

01/15/2014 at 01:06 PM ET

Natalie Zea engagement ringGregg DeGuire/Wireimage. Inset:Christopher Polk/Getty

Some stars are super-quick to share their engagement rings on social media (ahem, Ashlee Simpson) and others like to wait before making any kind of big reveal. Natalie Zea chose the second approach, as the actress just started to gush about her bauble from fiancé Travis Schuldt.

Zea — who you know from her role on Justified and currently stars as Claire Matthews on The Following — accepted Schuldt’s proposal last June in Kauai, Hawaii. And she was definitely impressed by the ring, a stunning round solitaire diamond on a gold band, so much so that she’s still gushing about it.

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“The stone is an heirloom from Travis’s family,” the star recently told the Daily Mail. “He worked with Tacori to design the setting. I had no input at all and was pleasantly shocked by it all.”

Zea and Schuldt met as co-stars on the soap opera Passions and dated for 10 years before he popped the question. “He wanted to make sure he gave the car a thorough test drive before he bought it,” she joked to PEOPLE back in June.

What do you think of the star’s simple ring? Do you like that she waited before making a big reveal? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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Good Tx Girl on

Its cool..she didn’t get engaged for the publicity…..those are the marriages that are usually right.

Jordana on

So Ethan & Gwen made it after all! HA!

Marie on

What a ring? Congrats!!

Sarah on

Love the ring and love her! Congrats to them!!

emily on

it’s rings like this, with a personal story, that put rings like kim’s to shame, in my opinion. congrats to the couple!

sarah32x on

Haha Jordana I thought the same thing!

Charli on

Nobody is looking at her hands in that dress. That’s a great pic of her!

like it is on

This ring is classy and sharp!

Marcy on

People mag, if you were going to make fun of Ashlee Simpson, why did you report her engagement? Nobody made you list at least two stories about it. And I’m sure it will be in the print edition this week.

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