Mom-to-be Carly Waddell is one lucky lady! Not only does she have a new husband, Bachelor in Paradise co-star Evan Bass, but she got a brand new engagement ring ahead of her wedding day.
The couples’ wedding aired as part of last night’s Bachelor in Paradise season four premiere, and the bride wore a lacy, strapless mermaid number by Idan Cohen. But her 1.5 carat pink diamond pear-shaped engagement ring Bass originally proposed with was nowhere in sight.
As it turns out, the ring was swapped when the couple paid a visit to the show’s celebrity jeweler, Neil Lane, to pick out wedding bands. Lane told People that while Waddell was thrilled with her original ring (which Bass told the jeweler he chose to match his bride’s “quirky personality”), she had always “fantasized about a cushion-cut diamond.” And one just so happened to catch her eye.
“When she saw that ring in the case, she kept palpitating and was overwhelmed. She kept looking at it. She was distracted,” Lane dished. “Evan was like, ‘Hey babe, what’s up?’ And she told him she always imagined a cushion-cut diamond. But she didn’t want him to feel hurt.”
Instead of getting upset, Bass consulted with Lane about switching the rings, which the jeweler was happy to do. Then, in possibly the cutest moment caught on camera, Bass re-proposed right there in the store. “They were crying… my staff was crying,” Lane told the outlet.
The new stunner, as Lane described via Instagram, is a classic cushion-cut diamond set in a halo with more than 50 diamonds on its band. It was the perfect mismatch to her rose-gold eternity wedding band (reportedly worth around $50,000), which features 36 diamonds of its own.
“[Carly] loved the idea of going fashion-forward and mixing the platinum engagement ring with the rose gold band,” Lane said. Bass, meanwhile, chose a platinum band (estimated between $1,200-1,500) with “tire track” grooves to symbolize their strength as a couple. D’aww…
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(Photos via Rick Diamond and @neillanejewelry)