The Gorgeous Rings from ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette
It’s one of our favorite Monday nights of the year, the season finale of The Bachelorette! Who will accept the final rose tonight, Chris or Drew? Will Desiree become engaged with a Neil Lane engagement ring like so many before her? In honor of the finale tonight, we rounded up a few of our favorite engagement rings from the past 26 seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette!
Andy Baldwin & Tessa HorstSeason: 10 of The Bachelor
Couple: Andy Baldwin & Tessa Horst
The Ring: A 1 carat Chopard diamond ring, set on a single platinum band.
Break-up Details: 8 months after the engagement, Tessa allegedly broke up with Andy while he was deployed in the Pacific.
Matt Grant & Shayne LamasSeason: 12 of The Bachelor
Couple: Matt Grant & Shayne Lamas
The Ring: A stunning three-stone engagement ring from Tacori. The 2.85 carat ring had two brilliant white diamonds surrounded by a round central stone, with round diamonds that decorated the top shoulders and sides of the band.
Break-up Details: The couple broke up after a 2 month engagement citing that “they were heading in different directions”
Jason Mesnick & Melissa RycroftSeason: 13 of The Bachelor
Couple: Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft
The Ring: A hand-crafted Neil Lane marquise-cut diamond and platinum ring, that was encrusted and set with 170 smaller diamonds for a total weight of 3.18 carats. The center diamond was a 1.94-carat marquise-cut diamond.
Break-up Details: Who can forget the accepted proposal and the breakup the next hour, during the reunion special where Jason realized he was meant to be with the girl he turned down, runner-up Molly Malaney. Another tidbit – Molly and Jason are now married with a daughter!
Jake Pavelka & Vienna GirardiSeason: 14 of The Bachelor
Couple: Jake Pavelka & Vienna Girardi
The Ring: Jake proposed with a stunning hand-crafted Neil Lane platinum, princess-cut diamond ring. The center stone weighed 2.02 carats was encrusted with 70 pave diamonds for a total weight of 2.72 carats.
Break-up Details: The couple had a very public and vicious breakup that played out on a special reunion of The Bachelor . Accusations flew on both sides from both Vienna and Jake with Jake storming out of the interview.
Brad Womack & Emily MaynardSeason: 15 of The Bachelor
Couple: Brad Womack and Emily Maynard
The Ring: Another hand-crafted 3 carat Neil Lane engagement ring which had 263 round brilliant-cut diamonds around a central cushion-cut diamond.
Break-up Details: The couple broke-up after a 3 month engagement, after months of speculation. Emily hoped that her daughter Ricki could “move on and get back to normal.”
Ben Flajnik & Courtney RobertsonSeason: 16 of The Bachelor
Couple: Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson
The Ring: A hand-crafted Neil Lane cushion-cut diamond engagement ring, that featured an intricately carved platinum motif setting, accented by 96 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total diamond weight of 3 carats.
Break-up Details: The couple split after a year of being together – which is a lot longer than other couples! Courtney has been linked to former Bachelorette contestant Arie Luyendyk Jr since the break-up.
Trista Rehn & Ryan Sutter's Engagement RingA Tacori engagement ring with heart detailing. Her 2 wedding band's also have matching details.
Deanna Pappas & Jesse CsincsakSeason: 4 of The Bachelorette
Couple: DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincak
The Ring: Jesse proposed with a 2.3-carat Tacori princess-cut engagement ring. It had channel-set princess-cut-diamonds that tapered into trapezoids to illuminate the princess-cut center stone
Break-up Details: DeAnna and Jesse were engaged nearly 5 months, before DeAnna allegedly told Jesse “I love you, but I’m not in love with you” – ouch!
Jillian Harris & Ed SwiderskiSeason: 5 of The Bachelorette
Couple: Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski
The Ring: A Neil Lane platinum 2.05 carat pear-shaped center diamond with six baguette cut diamonds on either side and an additional 94 round cut diamonds for accent.
Break-up Details: The couple broke up amidst rumors that Ed was spotted flirting with other women.
Ali Fedotowsky & Roberto MartinezSeason: 6 of The Bachelorette
Couple: Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez
The Ring: A 3.03 carat Neil Lane ring with a central assher-cut diamond, that was accented by 184 round brilliant cut diamonds in a fine hand-made setting.
Break-up Details: After being engaged for 18 months, the couple broke up in November of 2011. However – they were spotted at Ashley Hebert & JP’s wedding back together!
Ashley Hebert & J.P. Rosenbaum's Engagement RingSeason: 7 of The Bachelorette
Couple: Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum
The Ring: A 3.5 carat, hand-made Neil Lane ring with a cushion cut diamond, accented with 162 round cut diamonds.
Break-up Details: They just got married! We don’t ever want this couple to break-up!
Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum's Wedding RingsSeason: 7 of The Bachelorette
Couple: Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum
The Rings: Neil Lane worked with the couple to design a handmade, platinum band with French-cut diamonds in the middle surrounded by round diamonds on the side. And JP wanted something stylish and unusual, but not “blingy.” The result – a platinum band with a raised elliptical edge in the middle.
Break-up Details: None -- they are newlyweds!
Emily Maynard & Jef HolmCouple: Emily Maynard and Jef Holm
The Ring: A 2.5-carat emerald-cut diamond with 87 smaller round-cut diamonds set around the main gemstone and on the band. Designed by Neil Lane.
Break-up Details: This break-up broke our hearts! 3 months after the happy ending on the show, the couple announced their breakup amidst rumors of Emily cheating on Jef with NFL player Matt Leinart.
Catherine Giudici & Sean LoweSeason: Season 17 of The Bachelor
Couple: Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
The Ring: A 3.15-carat platinum and diamond engagement ring from Neil Lane. The center diamond is set with 164 smaller round diamonds.
Break-up Details: The couple is still together, but have delayed their wedding until 2014.
Which of these gorgeous engagement rings and couple was your favorite? (Mine would have to be Ashley and J.P!) Comment below or tweet me at @SamRoberts456