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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JulieA on

Well, at least she now knows how much she’ll get for it when she grinds Ben’s heart into a fine powder some day.

christina on

Beautiful ring! The side profile with the floral touches make this ring very special and unique.

Annabella on

Can’t understand what all the hoopla is about surrounding this doomed couple. They have already spent time apart because of some issues. Odds are definitely against them going the distance.

itznia on

The ring is stunning – I did not watch this show but have watched previous seasons – if they want their relationship to work they need to get out of the spotlight – ASAP.

Alexia on

Oh my gosh, that ring actually looks like mine, but mine is circa 1920s. Mine’s just on a small scale (haha, obviously, my fiancee bought it himself, not ABC), a round center stone, and the tulip motif is on the left and right side, too, not just underneath. Otherwise, the same. The relationship, however . . . hate to have to say it, but unlike my relationship, I doubt Ben and Courtney’s is going to last.

T2 on

I’m sure HE didn’t plant 10,000 tulips on his L.A. property.

Susan on

If they break up does she get to keep the ring??

Ginger on

Does she give the ring back when they breakup? Cause you know thats going to happen!

Tammy on

Beautiful ring!

April on

Beautiful ring but how tacky to have the designer’s name inscribed? I wouldn’t care for that at all. Other than that, I think it’s lovely.

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