Bling bling! Season 22 Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. shocked viewers during the After the Final Rose special on Tuesday night when he proposed again, this time to runner-up Lauren Burnham. The proposal came after Arie called things off with season 22 finalist Becca Kufrin, whom he proposed to during the March 5 finale with a stunning oval-shaped Neil Lane diamond in Peru.
On Tuesday, after reuniting with Lauren, he proposed again, but this time, per People magazine, with a 3.5-carat cushion-cut Neil Lane diamond. The jeweler told People that the ring is the same one he contemplated while originally looking at rings on the show.
“We talked for a long time and while I didn’t know exactly what he was thinking at the time, he did seem so torn, conflicted, very serious and under a lot of pressure,” Lane said. “Arie picked a gorgeous ring for Becca and genuinely spoke so highly of her, but he kept coming back to this other ring and saying how perfect it would be for this other girl — who it turns out was Lauren (Burnham).”
“When I was told he’d broken off his engagement to Becca and was considering proposing to Lauren, I offered him a selection of rings,” Lane continued. “But he ended up picking the same one for Lauren that so intrigued him in the first place, back in Peru. It was like kismet.”
Lane describes Lauren’s ring as “way more bold” than Becca’s. The stunner features a cushion-cut center stone surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds and accented with two baguette diamonds on the band’s shank.
“It’s really a wow ring — and for everyone involved, this whole season has been a ‘Wow’ experience,” Lane concluded. “I really do hope Arie has finally found happiness.”
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