Through the years, the franchise has provided Us with entertainment and glamour thanks to Neil Lane Couture. Season after season, the jewelry designer has crafted the perfect sparkler — each unique for the year’s lucky couple. From Rachel Lindsay‘s 3-carat diamond to JoJo Fletcher‘s oval stunner, it’s hard to pick which ring stands out the most.
The diamond expert opened up about his process, explaining in a 2020 interview with Only Natural Diamonds that crafting the right ring is a lot of work.
“Over the years, I have gotten to know the crew and see everyone rooting for love. At some point I started bringing a selection of rings,” Lane said. “It’s like being a sous chef. You don’t know what someone is going to order and there is the briefcase and the knock on the door. What you see on the show is quick, but in reality, it is hours of talking about the ring with the guy selecting it.”
Lane revealed in an interview with The New York Times in 2019 that he’s a hopeless romantic, and though some Bachelor Nation romances don’t work out — he tries to focus on the immense love they shared on screen when designing jewels.
“It’s all about the love and affection and sharing that people have,” he told the newspaper. “Sometimes it doesn’t work out, with all the pretty finery and the lavish or exotic weddings. It just doesn’t. But for a moment in time, there is a real unity between people, there’s a real magnificent energy that comes out of these people that I’m working with. I focus on that.”
Season 19 of The Bachelorette was a big one considering there were two leading ladies: Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia. Though it seemed there could be trouble with more than one Bachelorette picking from the same pool of suitors, the installment ended with both women finding a match. Recchia said yes to Tino Franco — though they split after the September 20, 2022, finale due to his infidelity. On proposal day, Franco popped the question with an emerald cut diamond ring that featured a gold band, per People.
Windey, meanwhile, fell for Erich Schwer. He got down on one knee with an oval-cut diamond. She showed off the rock via Instagram, which also featured a dainty gold band. “Hard launch,” Windey captioned the image, which showed her running her fingers through her beau’s curly mane.
Scroll through to see each season’s drool-worthy sparklers, because diamonds are forever — even if not all couples are: