Tonight marks the premier of season 23 of everyone's favorite guilty pleasure, The Bachelor. And with Bachelor Nation star Colton Underwood at the helm, this season promises to be one heck of a ride. At Brides, every Bachelor Monday is a holiday. We watch eagerly each week as contestants get closer to true love, marriage, and the real prize: a stunning rock from Neil Lane.
Between The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelor: Winter Games, America has been watching for a total of 46 seasons to see two strangers fall deeply in love on TV. And while statistically not all love found on the show lasts, diamonds are forever.
Here, we recount every diamond engagement ring from all 37 marriage proposals in Bachelor Nation history.
Meredith Phillips & Ian McKee
In 2004, Meredith was The Bachelorette and chose Ian in the end. He proposed with a stunning Tacori ring with pave band, but the two split the following year.
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 pave halo on a rose gold band. Molly and Jason were the first married couple from The Bachelor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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. The two are still together to this day.