EXCLUSIVE: The Story Behind Jessica Simpson's 'Romantic' Ruby Ring!

11/15/2010 at 02:40 PM ET

Jessica Simpson's Engagement Ruby RingCourtesy Neil Lane; Inset: Chance Yeh/Sipa

When it came to picking out the perfect engagement ring for Jessica Simpson, beau Eric Johnson knew it had to be truly special. “Eric wanted the most romantic, beautiful, special ring for Jessica,” celebrity jeweler Neil Lane tells PEOPLE exclusively. The result? A three-stone Lane sparkler with a large central ruby — over 5 carats! — flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds, also more than five carats. While the ruby just so happens to be Simpson’s birthstone, the gem “represents love,” says Lane. “The ruby is a stone of love and it is the most romantic gem and it’s very rare and very, very special.” Sources tell us Simpson was “totally surprised” by the proposal and thrilled by the ring. Nice work, Eric! ––Elizabeth Leonard

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faith on

I am very happy for her and all you haters can piss off.

Seascape on

Beautiful. Perfect ring. Rubies are very special, they represent true love. I have rubies and also enjoy their beauty. Congrats and many years of happiness to them both. What a perfect choice.

j on

hmmm…won’t the red class with her orange stained skin?

marky on

Who do you think has been supporting Nick all this time? I bet she can’t wait for him to get married! Jessica’s ring is just fine; it is a beautiful ring that is just as tastful as that one that sits on Vanessa’s hand while the they try to talk in the shower, since they apparently can’t communicate unless they are wet! See, there is no need to be rude about any of them, because most of use don’t really know any of them. How about we all be happy for both couples?

Jo-Ann on

OMG girls ! Can’t at least one girl in this world actually be sincerely happy for another? Too many girls have nothing good to say unless it is something about them! Soo petty – so immature !! I absolutely love your ring, Jessica! …and congrats to Eric and best wishes to you both.. You both so deserve to be happy !

Karen Dailey on

I think the ring is very beautiful. If my husband gave it to me for an engagement ring or for any other reason I would love it. It has 5 carats of diamonds in it. That is plenty of diamonds for any one finger. The fact that the center stone is a ruby is a nice change for a second marriage.

ScotGal on

Americans are so STAID!!! Most of the rest of the world has colored stones in their engagement rings…. if any of you travelled you’d know that! Some of the most expensive stones are colored e.g. alexandrite (the top) Get some true comparisons before you comment in ignorance.

Annetria on

Just because it is not your style or preference doesn’t mean you are a hater or miserable in your life. I personally don’t like, but I don’t have to wear it, something about the band makes it look cheap. Rememember everyone is entitled to there own opinion. I wish the best for both of them, everyone deserves the chance to be happy.

jj on

Jessica is selfish to get engaged as soon as Nick does and this is from someone who said last week she wished him the best. Jessica is a SELFISH, SELF-CENTERED AND JEALOUS PERSON WHO CANNOT STAND TO SEE NICK HAVE AN OUNCE OF HAPPINESS.

Megan on

Looks like the Zales Mother’s Day special.

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