August 10, 2021 | 10:39am
Blake Moynes proposed to “Bachelorette” Katie Thurston with a special sparkler designed by Neil Lane.
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From accepting a rose, to accepting a ring.
On Monday night’s “Bachelorette” finale, Katie Thurston got engaged to Blake Moynes, accepting a 3-carat oval-shaped sparkler set within a crown motif and a hidden halo of 90 smaller diamonds.
He continued, “The halo is hidden so you don’t see it from the top. It’s a lot like their relationship — about taking a risk and the beauty of hidden details. A lot of it is on the surface at first, but there is so much more than meets the eye.”
Moynes approached the ring selection process carefully, and Lane said he “could tell [picking a ring] was very important” to the wildlife manager.
“Bachlorette” Katie Thurston’s Neil Lane engagement ring from Blake Moynes.
The special sparkler features a crown motif and a hidden diamond halo.
The ring is handmade in platinum.
Lane told People that Moynes “loved the shape of the stone.”
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“He wanted to get it right and was very thoughtful about each one,” the jeweler added, revealing that Moynes felt the “romantic and elegant” shape of the stone was “perfect” for his future fiancé.
Thurston saw the ring as another sign she’d met her match, gushing on the “After the Final Rose Special” that the sparkler “just fits my personality.”
“It’s simple and it’s elegant — and not too flashy,” she continued. “When I saw it, I just realized, ‘Wow, Blake knows me so well.’”
Lane, whose rings have been a “Bachelor” franchise mainstay since the late 2000s, is certainly an expert on picking bridal bling. The jewelry expert told Page Six Style that he always brings six rings to set for his sit-downs with the men, which last “hours” despite only a few minutes making it to air.
“When I’m dealing with these guys, it’s the most emotional thing in their lives,” he told us of his famed consultations with “Bachelor” leads and “Bachelorette” contestants.
The ring selection wasn’t the only emotional part of this season’s finale: While the episode opened with Thurston grappling with her feelings following Greg Grippo’s departure, Moynes and Thurston told each other “I love you” on their final one-on-one date.
Now that Moynes has popped the question, the pair will go from picking out rings to hearing wedding bells ring.
“At some point there’s certainly a wedding, there’s no doubt about that,” Thurston said on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday morning, joking that their floral arrangements won’t feature roses.