Grant Kemp was a man on a mission. Sitting down with Neil Lane in Mexico to pick out an engagement ring for Lace Morris before his starry-eyed proposal on the Bachelor in Paradise Sept. 6 finale, Kemp “was very serious about the process,” says the franchise’s popular jeweler. “He was excited about the rings and a pleasure to work with but he was very analytical and took it very seriously.”
Initially sent home on JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette, Kemp found love with Morris, an alumnus from Ben Higgins’ The Bachelor stint, early on on BIP. He asked for her hand with a square-cut ArtDeco-inspired diamond set in an octagonal-shaped diamond border with 20 smaller round-cut stones.
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The 1.5-carat ring boasts “clean strong lines and has the feeling of a 1930s architectural building with an Art Deco vibe,” says Lane, who adds Kemp was drawn to the octagonal shape (“it has edges and Lace is edgy!”) and was thrilled to surprise Morris with the stunning sparkler.
“He seemed excited to propose,” says Lane, who designed all three rings for the trio of BIP surprise engagements this season. “Clearly there was romance in the air and for the three couples who fell in love, it was truly paradise!”