See the Engagement Ring Guy Ritchie Proposed With

10/11/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

Guy Ritchie Engagement RingCourtesy Neil Lane; Inset: XPosure

When it came to designing the perfect engagement ring for his longtime girlfriend, model Jacqui Ainsley, Guy Ritchie’s creative chops came in handy.

“He was very involved in the whole process, very interested in each detail of the ring, he’s a director!” jeweler Neil Lane tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Guy wanted something cool, a little vintage and romantic and we closely collaborated on designing something very special.”

After an initial visit to Lane’s L.A. boutique to brainstorm ideas, the filmmaker worked with Lane over several weeks via email and text to hone the design. The result was a five-carat, old European-cut diamond ring set in platinum and “filled with details,” says Lane. “It has an Edwardian feel. Guy’s British and the Edwardian period started in England in the early 1900s and was when pure white, tiny diamonds first came into fashion. This ring has over a hundred tiny diamonds that sparkle around a center stone.”

Needless to say, when Ritchie proposed to Ainsley, who is expecting a child later this year, the filmmaker had an immediate hit on his hands. “Jacqui loved it!” says Lane. “Those two are so happy, totally in love and excited for the baby and their future.”

–Elizabeth Leonard


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Cathy on

All I can say is: Whoa…

Sophia on

Hey People, two years of relationship definitely does NOT mean “longtime girlfriend”. You need 5 years or more to write that.

P.S. I like the ring.

Stephanie on

@ Tina…this is absolutely nothing like the ring Brad designed for Angelina….there is no comparison in shape or any other aspect.

LOL on

@ Sam. I totally agree!

LOL on

I totally agree. Same ring different celebrity

liesye on

i agree with Janet… but that’s his right. if i were his fiance a little gram of gold will do. no need big fat money to say “i do”.

Scooter on

Of all the celebrity rings shown recently, my opinion is Blake Lively’s by far is the most beautiful…

susan on

Tracey – agreed. Take Alex O’Laughlin – he just started dating the woman who is due to give birth to his child momentarily last fall – which means they were together less than 3 mos before she got pregnant, yet all articles on this subject refer to her as his “longtime” g/f. REALLY?? Personally I think the fact that more Hollyweird couples are getting knocked up outside of the marital commitment is making it too acceptable in our society. Stop glamorizing it – it’s not the best way to have a child. Just my opinion of course..

itsallgoodnroanoke on

Oh please, Madonnas momey helped pay for it. That is y its STUNNING!

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