By Kate Hogan
Updated March 15, 2011 08:00 PM

Courtesy Neil Lane; Inset: Mark Wessels/ABC

It was love at first sight. When Bachelor Brad Womack eyed the sixth — and final — engagement ring from a selection celebrity jeweler Neil Lane brought to show him in South Africa, he knew it was the one. “Brad said he’d dreamed of the perfect ring but he didn’t know exactly what it was until he saw this one,” Lane, who handcrafted the 3-carat platinum and diamond sparkler, tells PEOPLE. “I saved it for the last one and when Brad saw it, he knew it was the ring of his dreams.” So what was it about the $50,000 bauble, delicately accented with 263 round brilliant-cut diamonds around a “romantic” central cushion-cut diamond? “He loved that no matter how Emily bent her finger, there would be sparkles everywhere you looked,” says Lane. “He wanted it glistening.” Womack was no less decisive in his choice of women, says Lane (below), who spent quality time with Bachelor Brad in South Africa. “He was certain about Emily. He had found his true soul mate, the love of his life,” he says. “They seemed inseparable. No indecision. The ring symbolized his certainty.” Tell us: What do you think of Womack’s ring choice?Elizabeth Leonard

Courtesy Neil Lane