10 of The Top Engagement Rings From ‘The Bachelorette’ and ‘The Bachelor’

The American reality television show ‘The Bachelor’ and its spin-off TV show ‘The Bachelorette’ have become fixtures of popular culture.

As we all know, the show features a single bachelor dating 25 single women over several weeks, narrowing them down week by week, culminating in a final episode where he selects the lady to whom he declares his undying love and proposes to her with a stunning engagement ring.

 

And the engagement rings are stunning! In the most recent, just completed installment of the show, Bachelor Ben Higgins proposed to Laura Bushnell with a $100,000 4.25-carat art deco-style engagement ring set with a central radiant-cut diamond and surrounded by over 240 round and baguette cut diamonds. According to ABC, it’s the largest ring to be given in the entirety of the franchise, both Bachelor or Bachelorette.

 

While most of us don’t expect a televised romance ending with a $100,000 engagement ring, we can reasonably expect a beautiful engagement ring at a reasonable price.

As the most visible evidence of your engagement and upcoming wedding, you want your engagement ring to make a statement.

And that ring does not have to be a diamond. Perhaps the customary diamond engagement ring is not your style because your taste and style tend to the unconventional. In that case, you can find an engagement ring that is both gorgeous and totally unique. There are many dazzling non-diamond engagement rings available that sparkle just as bright as diamonds.

Your style may have you choosing one of the newest trend of bold and colorful engagement rings, such as the ones which have been embraced by Hollywood celebrity brides  such as Reese Witherspoon (pink diamond), , Beyoncé (yellow diamond), and Jessica Simpson (ruby).

If you want all that in your engagement ring but are not ready to break the bank, take a look at this great advice for finding an engagement ring under $10,000 , and then make sure that you get your ring appraised because it is important that you get an appraisal of your engagement ring.

But even if you are won’t be in the market for a $100,000 engagement ring, it is still great inspiration to look at some of those engagement rings from past Bachelor shows.

With that in mind, here are 10 of the top engagement rings from The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, reblogged from the knot:

So what if we have to endure a little heartbreak every time a couple from The Bachelorette or The Bachelor breaks up? We’ll always have next season’s engagement to look forward to (go JoJo!)—and maybe, more importantly, a newNeil Lane engagement ring to obsess over! From reigning bride-to-be Lauren Bushnell to Trista Rehn, take a gander at 10 of the most memorable sparklers from the reality shows.

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  1. 1. Lauren Bushnell

    Lauren Bushnell's engagement ring

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    The Fiance: Ben Higgins, The Bachelor season 20

    The Engagement Ring: Bushnell isn’t just rocking any Neil Lane engagement ring—her sparkler just happens to be the largest ever ring chosen out of bothThe Bachelor and The Bachelorette franchises. The ring is a “4.25-carat Art Deco-style ring set with a central radiant-cut diamond and surrounded by over 240 round and baguette cut diamonds,” People reports.

    “Ben wanted to learn all about the diamonds and he liked the shape, the radiant cut and geometric, Art Deco vibe,” Lane told the outlet. “It makes a strong statement with all the details and of course it sparkles every way you look at it.”

    Is the ring still on her finger? They just got engaged, so that’s a yes! And according to People, it looks like they may want to walk down the aisle sooner rather than later. “As much as I want to marry Ben tomorrow, I would also like a big celebration planned with my family, with my friends,” Bushnell says.

  2. 2. Kaitlyn Bristowe

    Kaitlyn Bristowe's engagement ring

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    The Fiance: Shawn Booth, The Bachelorette season 11

    The Engagement Ring: Bristowe made The Bachelorette history by wearing the most expensive engagement ring so far on the 12-year-old show. The 3.5-carat Neil Lane round-cut sparkler with a twisted diamond-encrusted band is reportedly valued at $150,000! And according to People, Lane knew he created Bristowe’s dream ring.

    “I created this ring for her and I was thrilled when Shawn picked it,” Lane told the outlet. “He knew what he wanted. Shawn was raring to go. He knew they had a powerful connection and he seemed certain she was the love of his life. He just knew she was the one.”

    Is the ring still on her finger? They’re still engaged, so we’re crossing our fingers that they’ll make it to the altar!

  3. 3. Whitney Bischoff

    Whitney Bischoff's engagement ring

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    The Fiance: Chris Soules, The Bachelor season 19

    The Ring: Soules popped the question in his freezing-cold Iowa barn with a stunning 4-carat emerald-cut Neil Lane engagement ring that has a total of 115 stones on it!

    Is the ring still on her finger? Sadly, no. After being engaged for six months, the farmer and fertility nurse amicably split in May. “[Soules and Bischoff] have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement,” a joint statement given to People read. “They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey.”

  4. 4. Andi Dorfman

    Andi Dorfman's engagement ring

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    The Fiance: Josh Murray, The Bachelorette season 10

    The Ring: Murray chose one of our favorite engagement rings to give toDorfman—with a gigantic oval-cut diamond and a double diamond halo, this Neil Lane sparkler was a no-brainer.

    Is the ring still on her finger? After countless appearances together, the couple called it quits eight months into their engagement. “After several months of being engaged and working on our relationship, we have decided that it’s best for both of us to go our separate ways,” the couple said in a joint statement given to People. “We are very sad that it has come to this point, but this is what’s best for both of us individually. We will continue to be good friends and have nothing but great things to say about each other and wish each other the best.”

  5. 5. Catherine Giudici

    Catherine Giudici's engagement ring

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    The Fiance: Sean Lowe, The Bachelor season 17

    The Ring: When Lowe proposed to Giudici in Thailand, he should have given her a pair of sunglasses as well, since the 3.15-carat Neil Lane engagement ring he chose featured a sparkling cushion-cut diamond surrounded by 164 smaller diamonds.

    Is the ring still on her finger? Lowe and Giudici happily tied the knot on live TV on January 26, 2014, in a gorgeous ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara—planned by celebrity favorite wedding planner Mindy Weiss!

  6. 6. Desiree Hartsock

    Desiree Hartsock's engagement ring

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    The Fiance: Chris Siegfried, The Bachelorette season nine

    The Ring: Siegfried presented Hartsock with an engagement ring that was both modern and classic. More than 200 diamonds dotted the cushion-cut center stone, and an intricately twisted band incorporated both platinum and rose gold. So pretty!

    Is the ring still on her finger? After designing her own line of Maggie Sottero wedding dresses and bridal jewelry, Hartsock and Siegfried swapped vows in arustic California wedding on January 18, 2015.

  7. 7. Ali Fedotowsky

    Ali Fedotowsky's engagement ring

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    The Fiance: Roberto Martinez, The Bachelorette season six

    The Ring: When Martinez got down on one knee, he gave Fedotowsky a classic asscher-cut diamond set on a beautiful diamond-encrusted band.

    Is the ring still on her finger? No—Fedotowksy and Martinez decided to split after being engaged for 18 months. “At the end of the day we both realized we were unhappy more than we were happy,” Fedotowksy told People. Now, the TV host is happily engaged to radio host Kevin Manno.

  8. 8. Emily Maynard

    Emily Maynard's engagement ring

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    The Fiance: Jef Holm, The Bachelorette season eight

    The Ring: Holm’s Neil Lane ring choice literally took our breath away. The 2.5-carat emerald-cut diamond featured 87 smaller diamonds on the halo and band, clocking in at 3.5 carats total.

    Is the ring still on her finger? Maynard and Holm split a few months after they got engaged (and Maynard also split with The Bachelor star Brad Womack a year before that), but now she’s found happiness with her new husband, Tyler Johnson.

  9. 9. Jen Schefft

    Jen Schefft's engagement ring

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    The Fiance: Andrew Firestone, The Bachelor season three

    The Ring: Before Dorfman’s oval-cut ring, there was Schefft’s—and it wasseriously beautiful, with delicate diamond baguettes set on each side of the center diamond.

    Is the ring still on her finger? Schefft and Firestone parted ways after being engaged for 10 months. Although Schefft was The Bachelorette for season three, she didn’t get engaged at the end and ultimately wed ad exec Joe Waterman.

  10. 10. Trista Rehn

    Trista Rehn's engagement ring

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    The Fiance: Ryan Sutter, The Bachelorette season one

    The Ring: Even though Rehn was the first Bachelorette to tie the knot, she was also the first to lose her original round-cut engagement ring (but got another!). And for her 10-year wedding anniversary vow renewal, Neil Lane upgraded her to a new emerald-cut diamond surrounded by a halo and twisted band with 208 diamonds in total. And since her favorite color is pink, 16 of those diamonds are pink and sit on each side of the center stone.

    Is the ring still on her finger? Yes! She and Sutter have been happily married for 12 years after tying the knot on TV (setting the precedent for reality TV weddings) and have two children together, Maxwell and Blakesley.

 

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