All About Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo's Wedding Rings!

The couple returned to the New York jeweler who designed Minnillo's engagement ring to get their complementary bands

Courtesy of Bader and Garrin (2); Inset: Kevin Mazur

Their intimate wedding on Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island was every bit as exotic as Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo were going for, but when it came to their wedding bands, the couple of five years wanted to stick to tradition. So they returned to New York jeweler David Bader, of Bader and Garrin, who designed Minnillo’s Asscher-cut engagement ring. “Vanessa was definitely looking for a ring to match her engagement ring,” Bader tells PEOPLE exclusively of the the Wipeout host’s platinum eternity band of Asscher-cut diamonds. As for Lachey, “I wanted something huskier and thicker,” the Sing-Off host says of his platinum band, which includes 24 square diamonds to complement his wife’s ring, plus a heartfelt message inscribed inside. “They both wanted a substantial looking ring with diamonds, but Nick wanted his to be masculine at the same time,” explains Bader. The final verdict? The couple couldn’t have been happier with their custom bands, and Bader says “they are two extremely easy people to work with. It was such a pleasure.” For more exclusive details on the couple’s island wedding, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. –Jennifer Garcia


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