When it comes to The Bachelor franchise, our favorite details (besides the drama and the love stories!) are the diamond rings that come at the end of (almost) every season. We watch eagerly each week as contestants get closer to true love, marriage, and the real prize: a stunning rock from Neil Lane.
From unique pear-shaped stones to diamond-encrusted baubles, Bachelor Nation rings rarely disappoint. Between The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelor: Winter Games, America has been watching the ABC franchise for years to see two strangers fall deeply in love on TV. And while statistically not all love found on the show lasts, diamonds are forever.
Bachelorette Clare Crawley not only stunned us with her very early engagement to contestant Dale Moss on episode four of season 16 (a Bachelor Nation first), but her bling was even more of a stunner.
Here, we recount every diamond engagement ring from all 43 marriage proposals in Bachelor Nation history.
Aaron Buerge & Helene Eksterowicz
The second season of The Bachelor was the first to end in a marriage proposal, though the couple split just weeks after the finale aired in 2002. Helene's ring was three gorgeous diamonds set on a yellow gold band.
Trista Rehn & Ryan Sutter
Trista was runner-up in season one of The Bachelor, so it's only natural that she became a fan favorite and the inaugural Bachelorette. Ryan got down on one knee with a Neil Lane emerald-cut diamond ring, and the couple married in December of 2003.
Andrew Firestone & Jen Schefft
Andrew Firestone served as Bachelor in season three and proposed to Jen with a Harry Winston oval-cut diamond set in white gold.
Meredith Phillips & Ian McKee
In 2004, Meredith was The Bachelorette and chose Ian in the end. He proposed with a stunning Tacori ring with pavé band, but the two split the following year.
Byron Velvick & Mary Delgado
The Bachelor season six ended with Byron's proposal to Mary with a 3.5 carat Tacori diamond ring. The couple broke things off five years later, in 2009.
Prince Lorenzo Borghese & Jennifer Wilson
Prince Lorenzo proposed to Jennifer with a bezel-set diamond ring designed by his mother, in the finale of The Bachelor: Rome. Unfortunately, Jennifer never gained the official title of Princess as the couple split within the year.
Matt Grant & Shayne Lamas
Tacori was the jeweler of choice for Matt, as he proposed to Shayne in the finale of The Bachelor season twelve.
DeAnna Pappas & Jesse Csincsak
It appears hair and taste in diamonds were the only things going for Jesse, winner of season four of The Bachelorette, as his proposal to DeAnna only lasted a few months.
Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney
In 2009, Jason Mesnick famously ended his season with two break-ups and two proposals to two women. He originally proposed to Melissa Rycroft (left) but shortly after filming ended, realized he was meant to be with runner-up Molly Malaney (right). Marking the beginning of the Neil Lane partnership, Molly received an oval-cut diamond with a pave halo on a rose gold band. Molly and Jason were the first married couple from The Bachelor.
Jillian Harris & Ed Swiderski
Jillian selected Ed in the finale of season five of The Bachelorette, in 2009. He proposed with a pear-shaped Neil Lane diamond, valued at $60,000.
Jake Pavelka & Vienna Girardi
Following his rejection from Jillian Harris on The Bachelorette, Jake took over for The Bachelor season fourteen. He selected a cushion-cut halo diamond from Neil Lane to propose to Vienna during the 2010 finale.
Ali Fedotowsky & Roberto Martinez
Roberto proposed to Ali in Tahiti during the season six finale of The Bachelorette with an asscher-cut solitaire from Neil Lane.
Brad Womack & Emily Maynard
In the 2011 finale of The Bachelor, Brad swept Emily off of her feet after proposing with a split shank diamond ring. The relationship ended soon after the show did, and Emily went on to become The Bachelorette one year later.
Ashley Hebert & J.P. Rosenbaum
After being selected as winner of the season, J.P. took Ashley's hand with a cushion-cut Neil Lane diamond. The couple married in December of 2012, and are one of Bachelor Nation's favorite duos.
Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson
Ben Flajnik gave his final rose and a sparkling Neil Lane cushion-cut diamond to Courtney in The Bachelor's season sixteen finale.
Emily Maynard & Jef Holm
In her second search for love, Emily selected Jef, who laid a 2.5-carat emerald-cut diamond on her finger. Second time was not the charm, as this proposal ultimately ended in heartbreak again months after filming ended.
Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici
In 2013, Sean chose Catherine to spend his life with through a 3.15-carat cushion-cut Neil Lane rock. Spend their life together they have, as the pair married in January of 2014 and now are parents to three children.
Desiree Hartsock & Chris Siegfried
Season nine of The Bachelorette led Desiree to the love of her life, Chris. He proposed with a rose gold and platinum sparkler and the two tied the knot in January 2015. In 2017, another dream came true for Desiree as she launched her namesake line of bridal gowns, Desiree Hartsock Bridal.
Lacy Faddoul & Marcus Grodd
Season one of Bachelor in Paradise ended with one proposal, that of Marcus to Lacy. The pair married in the first episode of Paradise season two but split one year later.
Andi Dorfman & Josh Murray
In the 2014 finale of The Bachelorette, Andi began the first of three major franchise disappointments for runner-up Nick Viall when she selected Josh. Josh thanked her by placing an oval-cut Neil Lane diamond ring with two halos on her left hand, then breaking up with her a year later. The ring was valued at $72,000.
Chris Soules & Whitney Bischoff
Chris was known as being a normal farmer from Iowa, and he meant the world to Whitney when he proposed with a 4-carat cushion-cut rock in the 2015 finale of The Bachelor. Only months after the cameras shut off, the couple broke off their engagement.
Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert
In season two of Paradise, Jade and Tanner met and fell quickly and deeply in love. Their proposal closed out the season with a Neil Lane sparkler, so their 2016 wedding could open season three of the summer spinoff. The couple now has two children with a third baby on the way!
Kaitlyn Bristowe & Shawn Booth
The eleventh season of The Bachelorette closed out with Nick Viall's second loss, but a true win for Shawn and Kaitlyn. He got down on one knee with a 3.5-carat round-cut Neil Lane ring, valued at $150,000.
Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell
Lauren won the twentieth season of The Bachelor in 2016 with Ben's final rose and the biggest diamond given in the franchise. Ben selected a 4.25-carat art-deco Neil Lane ring, valued at $100,000. The pair went on to star in a spinoff show, ultimately leading to their 2017 split.
Amanda Stanton & Josh Murray
Season three of Bachelor in Paradise ended with three men proposing marriage to the women they loved. The first of these were Amanda and Josh, making his second franchise proposal with a diamond Neil Lane ring surrounded by a halo and pave band of diamonds.
Evan Bass & Carly Waddell
Evan got down on one knee and asked, "Will you freaking marry me?", to which Carly responded with a resounding "yes." The pear-shaped diamond was just the beginning of their relationship, as they have since married and welcomed two children together.
Lace Morris & Grant Kemp
When you find someone who matches your crazy, marry them. Grant tried to lock Lace down, but shortly after Paradise aired their engagement came to an end, and she, unfortunately, had to hand over her Neil Lane diamond ring.
JoJo Fletcher & Jordan Rodgers
To close out one of the more controversial seasons of The Bachelorette, Jordan proposed to JoJo with a 3.5-carat oval-cut diamond by Neil Lane, valued at $85,000. The pair are currently planning their California wedding.
Nick Viall & Vanessa Grimaldi
And in his final act, Nick chose Vanessa to receive his final rose and a $100,000 diamond in platinum by Neil Lane. The couple, who many believed in, did not make it longer than a year together. Maybe next time, Nick...
Taylor Nolan & Derek Peth
Bachelor Nation had to wait until After Paradise to see an engagement in season four, but the wait was well worth it. Derek surprised Taylor with his emotional intelligence and a three-stone sparkler by the one and only Neil Lane.
Rachel Lindsay & Bryan Abasolo
Because she needed a proposal and not Peter's perfect face, Rachel gave Bryan the final rose at the closing of her season thirteen of The Bachelorette. He popped the question with a 3-carat pear-shaped Neil Lane ring set in platinum.
Benoit Beauséjour-Savard & Clare Crawley
Arguably the biggest surprise to come from season one of Winter Games was a love we did not have the pleasure of watching grow on-screen. In the final moments of World Tells All Benoit came to the stage and popped the question to Clare with an oval-cut Neil Lane diamond, set in platinum.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. & Becca Kufrin
In a franchise in which every season claims to be the most dramatic, it's safe to assume that Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s finale takes the proverbial cake. Arie Luyendyk Jr. ended season 22 of The Bachelor with, not one, but two proposals. First, he popped the question to Becca Kufrin at the final rose ceremony, slipping a 3-carat Neil Lane diamond ring with pavé band and halo on her finger. But that wasn't the last time we saw Arie on one knee...
Arie Luyendyk Jr. & Lauren Burnham
Between the time that filming wrapped in November 2017 and the finale at the beginning of March 2018, Arie and Becca split due to the former Bachelor's change of heart. He quickly reconciled with the season's runner-up, Lauren Burnham, and proposed to her during the live After the Final Rose special with a 3.5-carat cushion-cut Neil Lane diamond.
Becca Kufrin & Garrett Yrigoyen
Everyone got their well-deserved happy ending, as Becca went on to become The Bachelorette and ultimately found happiness and love with contestant Garrett Yrigoyen. He proposed with a 3-stone ring set in yellow gold from none other than Neil Lane. They did, however, call off their engagement in 2020.
Jordan Kimball & Jenna Cooper
At the conclusion of a sweaty and eventful season five of Paradise, two couples left with Neil Lane rocks. The first were Jordan Kimball and Jenna Cooper, who received a 1.5-carat cushion-cut ring. However, their romance was short-lived as Jenna was reportedly less than faithful once the couple left the beach.
Krystal Nielson & Chris Randone
The second of two engagements to come out of Paradise was that of Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone. Both were villains on their respective seasons, but found the best in themselves and in each other in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Chris proposed marriage and a lifetime of happiness with a 2-carat pear-shaped diamond set in a halo of 94 smaller diamonds. After marrying in 2019, the couple called it quits a year later.
Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt
When it came down to the final rose ceremony on season 15 of The Bachelorette, fans had no idea which contestant Hannah Brown would choose. In the end, it was Jed Wyatt who won the Alabama native's heart, proposing with a 3-carat oval-cut diamond surrounded by a diamond halo and set on a platinum band. Their engagement, however, was short-lived and by the finale, Brown revealed that she called off her relationship with the musician.
Katie Morton and Chris Bukowski
Katie Morton and Chris Bukowski fell in love and ultimately got engaged during season six of Bachelor in Paradise. Bukowski proposed with a round brilliant-cut diamond flanked by 12 smaller diamonds—another Neil Lane creation. Yet, mere months after the season aired the couple ended their engagement.
Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty
Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty made history as the first same-sex couple to get engaged on a Bachelor series. For the Paradise proposal, both women arrived at the beach with gorgeous engagement rings in hand. For Haggerty, Burnett chose an East-West-set emerald-cut diamond by Neil Lane. Haggerty on the other hand proposed to Burnett with a square-cut diamond ring set on a diamond-encrusted band. Shortly after the romantic moment in Mexico, the couple announced they had split, subsequently ending their historic engagement.
Dylan Barbour and Hannah Godwin
The third proposal of BIP season six, Dylan Barbour presented Hannah Godwin with a 2.5-carat cushion-cut diamond ring. The Neil Lane stunner also featured a diamond halo and diamond pavé band. To date, Godwin and Barbour are the only couple from their Paradise season to stay engaged—they're currently planning their wedding!
Peter Weber and Hannah Ann Sluss
Pilot Peter Weber got down on one knee to propose to contestant Hannah Ann Sluss during the latest season finale of The Bachelor. For the engagement, Weber chose 3.27-carat pear-shaped diamond ring surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds by none other than Neil Lane. However, like most Bachelor couples before them, Weber and Sluss quickly called their relationship quits as Weber still had feelings for another contestant.
Clare Crawley and Dale Moss
According to reps for Neil Lane, Crawley's ring is a central cut diamond that is framed by 2 shield cut diamonds and surrounded by 145 smaller, round-cut diamonds. The whole ring is a whopping 4 and a half carats! (Fun fact: Season 14’s bachelorette Becca Kufrin received a similar three-stone style from ex-fiancé Garrett.)
She was even spotted wearing it out and about before the conclusion of her time on the show—which in the past has been frowned upon by producers since it gives away the ending. Obviously, Crawley doesn't play by the rules. See how her shocking episode four proposal went down.
Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark
Probably the most eventful season of The Bachelorette concluded with a proposal—the second one of the season. Tayshia gave her final rose to Zac, who followed up the gesture by popping the big question. Dressed in theme wearing all white, of course, she said yes. So what did she say “yes” to? Well, a lifetime of happiness and a 3.25-Carat engagement ring designed by Bachelor Nation’s resident jeweler Neil Lane.
"The emerald cut is very classic, very 1920s, vintage and high-style," Neil Lane told People about the design.
We did our own digging to find out more about the diamond surrounded by even more diamonds and set on a white gold (or platinum) diamond-adorned band. Kathryn Money, Brilliant Earth’s SVP of Merchandising & Retail Expansion tells us, “Depending on the quality and specific characteristics of the center stone, we estimate the cost of the engagement ring between approximately $45,000-75,000.”
She also recommended dupes to get the look of Tayshia’s ring at only a fraction of the price: Odessa Diamond Engagement Ring ($1,390), Luxe Ballad Halo Diamond Engagement Ring ($1, 690), Waverly Diamond Engagement Ring ($1, 950).