Kate Upton's Engagement Ring: Up Close and Personal with the Supermodel's New Sparkler

Updated 05/09/16

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A supermodel deserves a supersized engagement ring to match, and Kate Upton is no exception. The Sports Illustrated model revealed that her longtime boyfriend, Justin Verlander, had popped the question when she debuted her new diamond engagement ring on the Met Gala red carpet last week. And since then, we've been clamoring for another look at her stunning sparkler. Our wish was granted over the weekend when the newly engaged Upton took her bling to the Kentucky Derby for a little schmoozing and sparkling, giving us a chance to get up close and personal with her giant (and gorgeous!) engagement ring.

Nyquist the horse may have won the Derby cup, but who are we kidding? Upton's dazzling diamond is the real winner here. "I'm really excited," the supermodel told E! News when she first revealed her and Verlander's — the starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers — engagement on the Met Gala red carpet. "He asked me right before the season started, so we've been keeping it on the down low for quite a while. So I'm excited to finally be able to share it with the world!" And we couldn't be more excited to have caught another glimpse at the glittering gorgeousness at the Derby!

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During the swanky weekend, Upton donned both a tailored green dress with a Derby hat, and a super sleek pantsuit, pairing both outfits with the best accessory of all — her engagement bling!

While at first glance the ring may just look like a classic round-cut solitaire sparkler (supersized, of course), Upton's engagement ring actually totes a pretty unique twist in the setting and band, courtesy of jeweler Anita Ko, who worked with Upton's fiancé to customize the ring.

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"Justin and I collaborated on creating the most perfect one-of-a-kind ring that is rare and of exceptional quality, just like their love," Ko shared with People, explaining how the center diamond is set inside "swags" of pavé stones. Too cool!

Here's hoping the supermodel's wedding dress will be just as unique as her engagement ring. We already have some suggestions...

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