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The Jewelry Insider

March 15, 2011

(Note: My original report of a 3-carat center stone $90,000 ring was a bit off. Turns out the diamond carat-count totals 3 carats for all diamonds and the cost is about $50,000. Still – a gorgeous ring that will likely go back to the producers once the honeymoon’s over.)

Oh, Brad. You may have picked the perfect Neil Lane diamond engagment ring – but it looks like your leading lady, Emily Maynard, might not stick around for a walk down the aisle.  Before we get to all that, the good news:

The ring was apparently the most expensive in the show’s history – a $50,000 show-stopper accented with 263 round brilliant-cut diamonds around a “romantic” central cushion-cut diamond for a grand total of 3 carats.

Here are some blurry screen shots too for your gawking pleasure from Small Screen Scoop:

But will the rock stay on Emily’s ring finger? After watching their crazy uncomfortable appearance on the After The Rose show amid confessions of a ‘rough couple of months’ – I give it another news cycle.

According to PopEater, it’s already over.

“Emily is so insecure, she just isn’t cut out for all the fame and attention her relationship is under,” a show insider told PopEater’s Rob Shuter. “The six weeks of shooting the show in paradise was easy, away from prying eyes and photographers, but since they both returned to their normal lives things have been a disaster.”

What do you think of the ring? Their chances? The fact that we continue to root for true love despite knowing we’re being manipulated by folks hoping for their shot at the D-list? Sigh.

“The Bachelor” Engagement Ring Scoop

The Bachelor franchise has something going for it other than manufacturing doomed marriages for the sake of its deluded viewers (including yours truly). It has Neil Lane.

The celebrity designer has bedazzled the ring fingers of many blushing Bachelor brides-to-be and Bachelorettes since the show’s inception 800 years ago. (Ok. 15 years ago)

According to StyleList, Lane personally globe-trots with a case of his vintage-inspired diamonds to help the reality show’s stars handpick the rings that are part of the dramatic final rose ceremonies.

On the Season 15 finale airing tonight, hunky Texan Brad Womack will either offer single mom Emily Maynard or sultry siren Chantal O’Brien the final rose and the Neil Lane diamond stunner – which in previews appears to be a cushion-cut stone with pave accents.

Lane has bejeweled every celebrity under the sun  – from Jessica Simpson’s ruby engagement ring to Reese Witherspoon’s emerald earrings at this year’s Oscars. But his diamonds are the most drool-worthy – which is why Kay Jewelers offers a line of Neil Lane bridal designs at price points mere mortals can afford.

“My rings used to be aspirational, but now they’re attainable”, he tells StyleList about the Kay partnership.


A ring from “The Bachelorette” in 2010. Photo courtesy: Neil Lane Archives

As for tonight’s lucky lady? No one gets to keep the rock unless the relationship ends in a marriage that lasts longer than two years. So in other words? It’s a Neil Lane loaner until she gets a gig on Dancing With The Stars.Stay tuned!