All About 'The Bachelor's' Engagement Ring!

03/13/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

The Bachelor Engagement Ring
Courtesy Neil Lane; Inset: Nick Ray/ABC

When L.A.-based jeweler Neil Lane sat down with Bachelor Ben Flajnik in Zermatt, Switzerland to talk love and engagement rings, it felt a bit familiar.

“We had spent time together in Fiji when he was with Ashley [Hebert] and I had to acknowledge that,” Lane tells PEOPLE of last season’s Bachelorette finale, which left Flajnik heartbroken when Hebert sent him packing. “Ben had been sure about Ashley and so I wanted to make sure he was truly in love again.”

Lane’s verdict? Heck yes! “Ben was more mature and was quite honest about the soul-searching he’d done and how he had found someone that he dearly loved in Courtney [Robertson],” he says.

The Bachelor Engagement Ring
Flajnik and Lane, Courtesy Neil Lane/ABC

To celebrate the couple’s budding romance, the celebrity jeweler handcrafted a glamorous cushion-cut, 3-plus-carat diamond ring accented by 96 round-cut diamonds and set in platinum. The $50,000 bauble highlights an intricate leaf- and floral-inspired design born of Lane’s passion for flowers [he recently planted 10,000 tulips on his L.A. property!] and, he says, “represents their organic and natural love that will always bloom. It’s very romantic and has a vintage feel.”

The three tulip leaves on each side “reflect their past, their present and their remarkable future together,” says Lane, who was thrilled when Robertson “gushed” over the ring — and over her beau. “After Ben finally proposed, they were inseparable and glowing, like love puppies,” Lane recalls. “They seemed very much in love.”

–Elizabeth Leonard


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Lisa on

Ha ha ha — He looks better with Neil Lane than Courtney!

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[…] several weeks after cameras stopped rolling, Ben says he’s assured he and Robertson, who are still engaged, “will be […]

Kathy on

If you proclaim to love each other forever then you should be able to work thru your issues, I guess forever anymore doesn’t mean squat!

Kim on

They will never get down the isle much less have a successful marriage. they already don’t trust each other. Funny, how exciting a relationship can be when you have all the money you could spend and the places you can travel on ABC’s dime. Wait till they get to the real world. Was great while it lasted huh Ben??? You may have had a chance with Lindzi. Good luck, you’re going to need it.

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Kat on

Why would a guy put an engagement ring on the finger of a girl who 5mins ago said she will never trust him again?

Carol on

Did you all notice that in EVERY scene Courtney was sporting a glass of wine ! The only time she will be helping Ben in the vineyard, is when the wine bottle is empty ! I don’t think she loves him at all, but maybe the wine influenced her to “go for the gold” – that and the notariety for her modeling career. She will never step down to his lifestyle, and he deserves what he gets. He would have had wonderful wives with Casey B or Lyndzi.

Obvious on

You could practically hear her growl, “my precious” when Chris brought out the ring in the after show. She couldn’t look at anything else. I think her intentions are pretty obvious here.

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