'Bachelorette' Engagement Ring: Chris Siegfried Gave Desiree Hartsock 3.7-Carat, $60,000 Ring
The Bachelorette finale on Monday night saw Desiree Hartsock give last man standing Chris Siegfried the final rose. Without hesitation, the infatuated suitor proposed with a 3.7-carat Neil Diamond ring, valued at $60,000, he’d picked out for her.
The nearly four-carat ring has a setting of intertwined platinum and rose gold bands that feature over 200 tiny diamonds. The bands lead to a large cushion-cut stone. Always the romantic, Siegfried believed that the design held meaning for him and his newly betrothed.
“I chose this ring because the bands are tight-knit and I felt like those were kind of like stories of both of us coming together,” Siegfried told ABC News. “And all the jewels leading up to the single diamond are little experiences we’ve shared along the way. And it comes to one and that’s the new experience we’re sharing together.”
Chiming in, Hartsock gushed, “He’s so romantic. “I think he was so excited to tell me [his explanation] that he told me right after the proposal. He was like, ‘There’s a meaning behind it,’ and he went into it.”
Hartsock had initially named Brooks Forester as the early favorite to win her heart, and was devastated when he told her his feelings for her weren’t strong enough for him to continue on their journey in The Bachelorette’s penultimate episode. Although Siegfried maybe wasn’t her first choice, Hartsock is confident that her last choice is the right one.
"I feel like I was blindsided by my feelings for Brooks, that I couldn't see that the one thing I always needed was right in front of me," she told Siegfried during the final rose ceremony. "You have been by my side from the very beginning … I thank you every day for never giving up. And you mean the absolute world to me. I love you. I love you so much."
– Chelsea Regan
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