First comes the final rose, then comes the engagement ring. The Bachelor franchise has aired plenty of swoon-worthy engagements in its 19 years on the air, most of which have included dazzling jewels. And while not every relationship stands the test of time, the Bachelor engagement rings do. ABC\’s hit reality series has showcased plenty of eye-catching rocks throughout the seasons, but some are simply unforgettable. If you\’ve ever wondered who wore the biggest (and most expensive) diamonds, you\’re not alone. Here, we break down everything to know about the best Bachelor engagement rings.
Who Pays for the Engagement Ring on The Bachelor?
Jeweler Neil Lane has been a mainstay on the show since 2009, offering contestants a variety of ring options before the proposal. But who actually pays for the engagement ring on The Bachelor? The rules are complicated. It\’s unclear who covers the cost, but it\’s likely paid for by ABC or Lane. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Harrison revealed that couples who stay together get to keep the ring—but those who split have to give it up. \”There’s some rule, after a certain number of years, you get to keep it anyway,\” he explained. \”But after months… it goes back.”
The fate of rejected Bachelor engagement rings is unknown, though former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin once joked about a \”ring graveyard.\” In an interview with StyleCaster, Lane said he doesn\’t resell or redesign the old rings. \”I make rings hoping that people stay together forever, but after they get the ring, I don’t have a say in it, and what happens after that, I don’t know,\” he explained. \”Where the ring goes, I have to say, I don’t really know. I just say it goes to ring heaven.\”
The price of Bachelor engagement rings varies each season, though most are estimated to cost between $45,000 and upwards of $100,000. The exact carat size is different for each couple too—though some Bachelor engagement rings will always be remembered for their size and sparkle. So, who received the biggest baubles? Find out below.
The Biggest Bachelor Engagement Rings of All Time
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