14 Rings Inspired by ‘The Bachelor’ That Don’t Cost Six Figures
I can't believe this season of The Bachelor ended with another Hannah having to give back a custom-made engagement ring. I don’t know about you, but nothing would cure the sting of a breakup quite like $80,000 worth of platinum and diamonds.
According to Chris Harrison, if a Bachelor couple makes it only a few months before breaking up, the custom-made rings—often valued at around $100,000—go back to their creator, the iconic celebrity jewelry designer Neil Lane.
With a price tag like that, it’s no wonder Bachelor Nation is so obsessed with these winning rocks. Even Lane himself has a favorite. “I will admit that the pear-shaped ring Bryan Abasolo gave to Rachel Lindsay holds a special place in my heart,” Lane tells Glamour. “My mother had a similar diamond that I grew up admiring, and it’s inspired a number of my pear-shaped designs in both my Couture collection and my collection at Kay Jewelers.”
Wait, so it is possible to find a ring that matches your Bachelorette-inspired Pinterest board without all those zeroes on the tag? Yup! And Lane has some thoughts on which specific rings you should look for heading into 2020 (even if you’re just planning a dream engagement in your head).
“It’s only fitting that 'modern' designs are one of the biggest trends of 2020,” Lane says. “They blend the old and the new, glamour and simplicity. Some of the most popular styles combine straight lines, contrasting stones, and unconventional details, adding an unconventional twist to an otherwise classic look.”
So if you’re looking for a ring that screams, “Will you accept this rose?" here are 14 options based on Bachelor Nation favorites that won’t cost you $100,000. The best part: You don’t have to actually date more than one person at a time or sign any contracts to get them.
So, obviously, that pairing didn't end well…but the 3.27-carat ring, featuring a pear-shaped diamond, surrounded by 99 round brilliant-cut stones and set in a platinum band, was beautiful while it lasted.
Shop similar: The Brilliant Earth .5-Carat Cambria Diamond Ring in Platinum ($1,890)
JoJo’s first engagement ring from Jordan Rogers is probably the sparkliest in Bachelor history. The oval-cut stone in a four-prong setting is just the start. (The band is also set with a few hundred more diamonds.)
Shop similar: The Neil Lane Premiere Engagement Ring 1⅜-Carat Total Weight 14-Karat White Gold ($6,499.99)
Demi and Kristian may not have made it down the aisle, but they still made Bachelor Nation history. It’s a shame they won’t be able to keep their similar (but slightly altered) emerald-cut and square-cut rings.
Shop similar: The James Allen 1.01-Carat Emerald-Cut Pavé Engagement Ring in 14-Karat White Gold ($3,440)
Ashley may have had to wait three long years (and multiple seasons of BIP) for her engagement ring from Jared, but it was definitely worth it. The 2.4-carat radiant-cut stone with a halo of smaller diamonds is exactly what she wanted.
Shop similar: The Zales One-Carat Total Weight Princess-Cut Diamond Frame Engagement Ring in 14-Karat White Gold ($3,699)
It wouldn’t be right to exclude the first-ever Bachelorette couple, who is also still together after 12 years. Unfortunately, Trista lost her original ring, but Neil Lane gave her an upgrade for her 10th anniversary: an emerald-cut diamond with a halo and twisted band with 208 diamonds, including 16 pink stones (her favorite color). So basically, Trista and Ryan’s story got another happy ending!
Shop similar: The Zales 1⅙-Carat Certified Emerald-Cut Diamond Frame Twist Engagement Ring in Platinum ($6,999)
The Bachelor season 20 couple didn’t last, but Ben did propose with the largest ring in franchise history. The 4.25-carat Art Deco–style ring was set with a central radiant-cut diamond and surrounded by more than 240 round and baguette-cut diamonds.
Shop similar: The Neil Lane Engagement Ring 2⅛-Carat Total Weight Diamonds 14-Karat White Gold ($9,999.99)
Jed would not have been able to afford this oval-cut three-carat diamond on a diamond-encrusted ring (89 diamonds, to be exact) with his dog-jingle salary, huh?
Shop similar: The Tiffany Soleste® Oval Halo Engagement Ring With a Diamond Platinum Band ($7,000)
Kaitlyn and Shawn may have split, but she was allowed to keep the 3.5-carat diamond ring because their engagement lasted past the required two-year mark. The round diamond set into an entwined platinum band also features 160 small diamonds.
Shop similar: The Kay Diamond Engagement Ring ⅞-Carat Total Weight Round-Cut 14-Karat White Gold ($2,999.99)
Is there a Bachelor couple more in love than season 17’s Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici? I don’t think so. I wonder if it has anything to do with the 3.15-carat cushion-cut diamond boasting 164 added stones….
Shop similar: The Zales Two-Carat Total Weight Diamond Double Cushion Frame Split Shank Bridal Set in 14-Karat White Gold ($6,529.00)