Michelle Young will be ringing in the holidays with a special ring.
On Tuesday night’s “Bachelorette” finale, the 28-year-old teacher got engaged to Nate Olukoya, accepting a 3.2-carat pear-shaped sparkler set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds and two tapered baguettes on the band.
“The ring radiated [Michelle]’s beauty and lust for life,” Neil Lane, the franchise’s longtime go-to jeweler, told People of the ring Olukoya selected before getting down on one knee in Punta Mita, Mexico.
“It was like their relationship. Every time you turn the ring a little bit, you saw a different sparkle,” Lane said of the dazzling design, adding that he incorporated vintage elements like the tapered baguettes because “[Michelle is] a classic beauty.”
He also added a modern touch with the “very relevant” pear shape – an element of the ring that stuck out to Olukoya, too.
“The pear shape really mesmerized him,” Lane said of the 27-year-old account executive. “He saw the classic-ness in it. He was really excited and kept bouncing up and down. He had this joyful smile on his face.”
“It was really obvious they had a great connection. I believe they found each other,” the jewelry expert added of the couple. “They found their person.”
Lane has been bringing bling to “Bachelor” franchise finales for over a decade, presenting contestants with six different sparkler options each time. He previously told Page Six Style that the sit-downs actually last “hours,” despite only a few minutes ending up on air, adding, “When I’m dealing with these guys, it’s the most emotional thing in their lives.”
Young’s “Bachelorette” finale was certainly emotional; she sent home runner-up Brandon Jones, 26, in a tearful goodbye before accepting Olukuya’s proposal.
“You were the first person to step out of the limo (and) you were also the first impression rose,” she told Olukuya during their seaside proposal. “You also get to be the last person to accept this rose.”
During the live “After the Final Rose” special, taped two months after their on-screen engagement, Young and Olukuya made their first public appearance as a couple and even received a down payment check for their first home as a gift from the show.
AFL WAG Nadia Bartel sizzles in a red bikini during a holiday at Noosa Beach with her sons
Emily Ratajkowski wows in colorful bikini with leopard coat during snowy photoshoot
Inside Zooey Deschanel and ‘Property Brother’s’ Jonathan Scott’s ‘dream home’
Victoria’s Secret veteran Devon Windsor shares sweet photos of daughter Enzo getting baptized
Tom Brady assistant said to be job hunting — fueling retirement rumors
Filming on Bridgerton resumes after third halt in production amid Covid fears
‘Picture Perfect’ Season 3 Confirmed
Britney Spears lands back in LA after Cabo trip with fiance Sam Asghari to celebrate 40th birthday
Joined By Son Adonis, Drake Receives Billboard Artist Of The Decade Award (Photos)
Win Digital HD Copy Of Climate Of The Hunter!
Lil Nas X Dances N@ked In Official Video For ‘Industry Baby’ (Watch)
Lil Nas X Bags Jail Term Over ‘Satan Shoes’ In Visuals For ‘Industry Baby’ (Watch)
Davido Premieres Visuals For ‘Shopping Spree’ Feat. Chris Brown, Young Thug (Watch)
Olamide Out With ‘Julie’ (Watch)
BAS Drops ‘The Jackie’ Video With J. Cole And Lil Tjay
Follow Us on Facebook
Get Stories Via Email
Foreign Celebrity4 weeks ago
Richard Madden relaxes on the beach with his mother Pat at a luxurious resort in Mexico
Foreign Celebrity4 weeks ago
The Bachelorette’s Brooke Blurton steps out for first time since shock split with Darvid Garayeli
Foreign Celebrity3 weeks ago
Teresa Giudice shows off swimsuit body while cuddling up to fiance Luis ‘Louie’ Ruelas in Los Cabos