See the actress's beautiful Tacori diamond from Travis Schuldt.

By Brittany Talarico
Updated January 15, 2014 06:06 PM

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Some stars are super-quick to share their engagement rings on social media (ahem, Ashlee Simpson) and others like to wait before making any kind of big reveal. Natalie Zea chose the second approach, as the actress just started to gush about her bauble from fiancé Travis Schuldt.

Zea — who you know from her role on Justified and currently stars as Claire Matthews on The Following — accepted Schuldt’s proposal last June in Kauai, Hawaii. And she was definitely impressed by the ring, a stunning round solitaire diamond on a gold band, so much so that she’s still gushing about it.

“The stone is an heirloom from Travis’s family,” the star recently told the Daily Mail. “He worked with Tacori to design the setting. I had no input at all and was pleasantly shocked by it all.”

Zea and Schuldt met as co-stars on the soap opera Passions and dated for 10 years before he popped the question. “He wanted to make sure he gave the car a thorough test drive before he bought it,” she joked to PEOPLE back in June.

What do you think of the star’s simple ring? Do you like that she waited before making a big reveal? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico