Warning: Major spoilers ahead for the March 6 After the Rose special of The Bachelor. Do not read if you have not seen the episode. We repeat: Do NOT read if you have not seen the episode!
It’s been a whirlwind 48 hours for fans of The Bachelor. Not only did we see Arie Luyendyk Jr. propose to — and then break up with — new Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, we were privy to a second proposal when the real estate agent got down on one knee to pop the question to his runner-up, Lauren Burnham on the show’s follow-up special.
We got a good glimpse at the 3.6 carat rock The Bachelor gifted his love last night when the couple appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live post-show, and the style couldn’t have been more different from the one he chose for his ex.
Unlike Kufrin’s 3-carat ring (estimated at $80,000) which jewelry designer Neil Lane described as “very feminine with a gentle look and soft edges,” Burnham’s bling was far more “bold.”
Featuring a cushion-cut center diamond and more than 170 smaller diamonds on the surrounding band, Lane told People that it was, in fact, “…one of the most highly decorated rings I’ve ever done.”
As Lane previously revealed to People, the reality star actually picked out the stunning piece at the same time he picked out the first. “He really liked this one ring that he felt would be perfect for Becca, but he kept coming back to this other ring, and saying how it would be perfect for this other girl.”
Though the jeweler presented Luyendyk Jr. with several other options for Burnham following his breakup with Kufrin, it was that same original piece that he wound up coming back to.
“It’s really a ‘wow’ ring — and for everyone involved, this whole season has been a ‘wow’ experience,” Lane concluded.
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(Photos via Paul Hebert/ABC + Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube)