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PHOTO: All About Bachelorette Desiree's Unique New Engagement Ring

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Courtesy Neil Lane; inset: ABC
Courtesy Neil Lane; inset: ABC

After nine seasons as the Bachelor franchise’s jeweler extraordinaire, Neil Lane thought he’d change things up just a little. When he arrived in Antigua toting six diamond rings for Desiree Hartsock’s final two suitors to peruse, he included one option that highlighted — appropriately! — rose gold.

And as Lane hoped, Chris Siegfried immediately zeroed in on the unusual handcrafted ring. “Chris and I spent a long time talking and he was drawn to the symbolism of the platinum and rose gold bands entwined,” he says. “The ring entwines the bands into one, just as Des and Chris are two people wrapped into one couple and forever entwined. It’s beautiful.”

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Indeed, the sparkler is over 3.5 carats, with more than 200 small diamonds adorning a cushion-cut center stone. “I knew Des wanted a vintage style, but also something romantic, feminine and sophisticated. Diamonds ring the platinum and rose gold, which is wonderfully romantic and give it Old World charm,” the jeweler says. “The ring has a softness to it and a halo of diamonds on top, so it’s always sparkling.”

Siegfried, says Lane, seems as certain about Hartsock as he was about the ring. “There was no doubt or uncertainty about Chris. He was very much in love and confident he was the one. Des was the girl of his dreams and he was super–excited. The guy was ready!”

Tell us: What do you think of Hartsock’s new bling?

–Elizabeth Leonard

Desiree Bachelorette engagement ring
Courtesy Neil Lane