'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger Set Herself Up with the Perfect Engagement Ring!

01/19/2010 at 05:26 PM ET

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Though she plays cupid for a living, Patti Stanger of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker is off the market herself. In May, the reality star got engaged to her real estate executive boyfriend Andy Friedman – but not without the perfect sparkler. “It’s four carats,” Stanger, tells PEOPLE. “It’s a heart shaped diamond. It’s in a white-gold setting — not a platinum, believe it or not — because platinum gets tarnished.” Fans of her show, which returns for its third season tonight, know the 48 year-old is quick to voice her opinions, which also extended to finding the ideal rock. “I always said, ‘Nobody ever had a heart-[shaped] ring,'” she declares. “And I said if I ever get a diamond ring, I want it to be heart [shaped]. So he was cute and he remembered it and copied a picture of it –- and he went to his friend who’s a designer. He designed the ring from scratch. He spent four months designing it.” Stanger continues: “My fiancé did major research,” she says. “Most people go platinum but there’s a lot of upkeep [with platinum]. And it’s a non-conflict stone from Israel. It’s a really high quality stone. He really did the right thing by me. My dad was a jeweler and the whole blood diamond thing really upset me.” –Brian Orloff

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floria on

own a diamand ring is every womnam’s dream,i think
i want one ,i want my friend can send me one,haha
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Misty on

Patti is an absolute CRAZY, FRUSTRATED, INSECURE woman. And I feel soooo sorry for the poor SOB who is going to marry this nut and be a** whooped…

layla on

you know? you guys probably don’t really care about my opinon but i’m not to fond of her…she’s actually kind of a jerk on the epsiode where she tries to find a wedding planner!
She is a hater to alot of people.
No Offense or anything

Tammy on

I love Patty and think that her show is great. She knows what to do and has no issue being honest. I think that she waited a long time to find the perfect man for her………..GOOD JOB!!

jessica on

I think Patty Stanger is an obnoxious overweight gal with a large forehead that should work on improving herself and stay out of the match making game… She is a pushy, loud madame like woman…..

jennrae on

I like her. She’s not overweight in the slightest, although I’m not sure what that has to do with anything. Guess what, you don’t have to like everybody!


I think Patty rocks!!!her show is my new fav!! I’d love to know the name of the lipstick she wheres, she doesn’t B—S–t around she tells it like it is!!! keep the milloniar show coming!!! I make my husband sit and watch with me! He’s not a fan but he knows I love it, thats true love to me:)

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