One-of-a-kind engagement rings designed by professional jewelers demonstrate true craftsmanship and never go out of style. It’s an honor to wear an engagement ring crafted by a master jeweler. Jewelers who craft these custom engagement rings are exceptionally talented artists with an eye for elegance.
Designing jewelry is a craft that’s been around for centuries and some of the most elegant engagement pieces are timeless, vintage rings. Over the years, many vintage styles have become popular once again. Just like any fashion cycle, even ring styles come back around.
Some of the most intricate, elegant rings have been seen on reality TV shows like The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Although some of the engagements didn’t last, these 10 rings from the shows are unforgettable.
1. Becca Kufrin
In season 14 of The Bachelor, Garret Yrigoyen proposed to Becca Kufrin with a brilliant 3.76-carat ring featuring three oval diamonds on an 18-karat yellow gold band. This stunning ring was crafted by jeweler Neil Lane and the three oval diamonds were made to represent the couple plus their future together.
2. Lauren Burnham
Another ring designed by Neil Lane, Lauren Burnham’s ring is a 4-carat platinum eternity band with more than 200 small round-cut and French diamonds surrounding a large center stone with two baguette stones on either side. Burnham and Arie Luyendyk Jr. tied the knot on January 12, 2019.
3. Emily Maynard
In 2011, Brad Womack proposed to Emily Maynard in South Africa with a $50,000 3-carat diamond ring featuring 263 round-cut diamonds. At the time, it was the most expensive ring given on the show.
4. Courtney Robertson
In season 16, Ben Flajnik proposed to Courtney Robertson with an extravagant $80,000 3-carat cushion-cut diamond ring. The couple broke up and Robertson returned the ring in 2012.
5. Whitney Bischoff
During season 19, Chris Soules proposed to Whitney Bischoff with a 4-carat diamond ring featuring a large center diamond surrounded by 20 smaller diamonds. Six months later, the couple called off their engagement and Bischoff had to return the ring. They reportedly decided to remain good friends.
6. Lauren Bushnell
Two years after Lauren Bushnell’s breakup with Ben Higgins in 2017, Country singer Chris Lane proposed to Bushnell with a solitary 3.5-carat, emerald-cut diamond ring. Lane chose the ring specifically after learning Bushnell loves emerald-cut diamonds.
7. Vanessa Grimaldi
In season 21 of The Bachelor, Nick Viall proposed to Vanessa Grimaldi with a 3.75-carat round-cut diamond ring featuring a halo and a total of 164 round-cut diamonds. The ring was worth $100,000 and when the couple split they had to return their rings.
8. Jojo Fletcher
Former NFL player Jordan Rodgers proposed to Jojo Fletcher in 2016 with a 3.5-carat oval-cut diamond ring with a white gold band. Rodgers re-proposed three years later with a gorgeous 5-carat oval-shaped diamond ring displaying more than 150 small round diamonds. This incredible ring is estimated to be worth between $150,000 and $250,000 and was created by Nicole Wegman from Ring Concierge.
9. Kaitlyn Bristowe
During season 11, Shawn Booth proposed to Kaitlyn Bristowe on The Bachelorette with a 3.5-carat round-cut diamond ring with a twisted, diamond-encrusted band. Her engagement ring is valued at $150,000 and at the time was the most expensive ring seen on the show.
The couple split in 2018, ending their three-year engagement yet are committed to remaining friends. Since they were engaged for more than three years, Bristowe gets to keep the ring.
10. Andi Dorfman
During season 10 of The Bachelorette, former pro baseball player Josh Murray proposed to Andi Dorfman with a huge oval-cut diamond ring with a double diamond halo featuring 154 round-cut diamonds.
Unfortunately, their engagement only lasted eight months and they parted ways.
What’s your favorite ring from The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? Do you have a favorite contemporary engagement ring style or do you prefer vintage styles? Share your thoughts in the comments!