Julie Benz's Glimmering Engagement Ring: All the Details!

06/28/2011 at 04:30 PM ET

Julie Benz's Engagement RingJason Merritt/Getty; Inset: Courtesy Kwiat

Julie Benz experienced two types of bands when she got engaged on Sunday — but only one had diamonds! The actress, whose boyfriend Rich Orosco popped the question and surprised her with a Mexican-themed fiesta (complete with Mariachi band) afterward, received a customized Kwiat ring from her beau of four years, too. The stunning sparkler features a handmade platinum and cushion-cut center stone, which sits in a Kwiat signature ‘floating basket’ with a pave diamond frame. The band itself includes a milgrain edge with hand engraving. “Rich had a very strong sense of Julie’s style, so when he came to Kwiat we worked together to create the perfect ring for her,” jeweler Greg Kwiat tells PEOPLE. After the big moment, the couple celebrated with 60 friends and family members, in a day former Dexter star Benz called “absolutely perfect. The proposal was simple and beautiful — and then I was shocked by the pop-up surprise Mexican fiesta engagement party,” she told PEOPLE. “What girl doesn’t want to be serenaded by a Mariachi band surrounded by close friends and family?”


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Jaime on

Who cares? Who is she..or even he?

Saiph on

Ah, sad folk who have never seen “Dexter”… or, for that matter, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”!

Cassi on

Jaime…She only had the most shocking death in TV history. Is that rock heavy that you live under? Goodness…

lika on

i just asked the 22 people who are here for a meeting who she, he, or dexter is and not one person knows or cares.

Cindy on

She was in Angel more than Buffy. She died in the 3rd episode or something in Buffy. Angel admittedly is a spinoff, but very good in its own right. The real question is “Why bother clicking and then commenting to the article when you don’t care?”

Svetlana on

The real question is “Why bother clicking and then commenting to the article when you don’t care?”


Judi on

Julie is an awesome actress. She has done movies as well as TV. The Long Shot is my favorite movie she has done. And I want to congratulate the couple. May they have a wonderful life together.

Marky on

Almost every actress has gotten a ring like this in the last year! I guess it’s the new “solitaire”. Everyone used to have a round 1/2 to 1 carat solitaire, and the only difference was the mounting. Now this is the latest, and the only real difference is how big the “cushion cut” center stone is. It’s fine and lovely, but don’t act like it’s the only one invented. Congratulations, though, and the ring is beautiful!

Z on

I thought she was great in No Ordinary Family…

Mel on

Loved her as FBI Agent Eunice Bloom in “The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day”! She’s a great actress!

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