Neil Lane makes ‘Bachelorette’ forget ex’s engagement ring
August 7, 2018
“I wanted to make a ring that was totally different than anything i had done for the show before,” the famed jeweler told People. “I wanted to create something very special for Becca, especially considering everything that happened with Arie.”
After popping the question to Kufrin, 28, on March’s finale of “The Bachelor,” Luyendyk, 36, presented the publicist with a 3-carat, oval-shaped diamond ring. Luyendyk famously broke things off with Kufrin as the cameras rolled, later proposing to runner-up Lauren Burnham. Kufrin gave him back the tainted jewelry.
“I wanted it to be elegant, quite glamorous and I wanted to use gold,” Lane explained of the 18-carat gold ring, which features close to 4 carats of diamonds. “It’s a whole different concept — it has three oval stones, which helps celebrate both of them as a couple and the third diamond represents their future together.”
Kufrin’s future husband, Garrett Yrigoyen, 29, examined the sparkler, also adorned with 84 smaller, full-cut diamonds, before proposing on Monday’s season finale of “The Bachelorette.”
Apeksha Kothari, the COO of Rare Carat, estimates the ring costs between $18,000 and $20,000.
Kufrin confirmed on Monday’s “After the Final Rose” special she and Yrigoyen have not started wedding planning.