We’re guessing that four is the magic number for former Bachelorette star Emily Maynard as she confirmed her fourth engagement — this time to the handsome, but not so famous, Tyler Johnson — and showed off an unconventional stack of four blingy bands that will serve as her engagement rings.
Maynard, who is a jewelry designer, made it clear to her husband-to-be that a conventional engagement ring was out of the question.
“I told him I didn’t want a traditional engagement ring and that I just wanted some simple bands,” the 27-year-old Maynard wrote in a Friday post to her blog. “He went above and beyond to say the least and they couldn’t be more ‘me.’ I got a good one.”
The dominant band in the stack features large emerald-cut diamonds framed by smaller diamonds. The three other rings are more delicate, but no less fashionable. One of the smaller bands seems to be highlighted by blue sapphires.
Maynard assured naysayers that this would be her final engagement and revealed that she and her new fiancé became friends through a jewelry-making program.
“Let me be the first to say, ‘This time it’s the real deal. I promise!’ We’ve been dating for over a year and have known each other for much longer,” she wrote. “I used to teach a jewelry-making class at a middle school that my church adopted and Tyler was one of the coordinators of the program.”
Fans of The Bachelotte may remember that in the summer of 2012 Maynard accepted a 2.5-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring from Utah entrepreneur Jef Holm during the season finale that was seen by nine million viewers. The ring was valued at $68,000, but the engagement would not last long.
During the March 2011 finale of The Bachelor, Brad Womack proposed to Maynard with a cushion-cut diamond ring in a halo setting that was valued between $50,000 and $90,000. That romance, also, quickly fizzled.
Maynard was briefly engaged in 2004 to NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick. He died tragically in a plane crash near Martinsville, Va.