More than 7.5 million Bachelorette fans watched Andi Dorfman accept a marriage proposal and a $100,000 double-halo diamond engagement ring from Josh Murray in the romantic two-hour Season 10 finale.
The ring features a 3-carat oval diamond surrounded by 154 round accent stones. The platinum band is also delicately studded with diamonds. The tiered halo design is a new variation of the popular halo setting.
The ring style came as little surprise to the 27-year-old Atlanta Assistant District Attorney. She revealed to ABC News that when she and Murray, 29, were holed up in the Bachelorette fantasy suite they spent some time talking about bridal jewelry.
“It’s a pretty big deal,” Dorfman told ABC News. “I might as well tell him [what I want] if we’re getting engaged! Normal couples would go ring shopping or talk about it, so I’m like, ‘Round, halo, maybe triple shank.’”
Although the ring does not have a triple shank and the center diamond is not round, Murray did comply regarding the halo design. “It is nice and big,” Murray said of the Neil Lane design. “I wanted to make sure it was the perfect ring for her.”
Series host Chris Harrison could barely contain his excitement on “After the Final Rose,” stating, “Holy cow, that ring! That is large. The boy did very well.”
Of course, contestants do not purchase their own engagement rings on the Bachelorette. They are paid for by the show. Couples get to keep the ring if they stay together at least two years, according to People magazine.
During the finale, Dorfman had to choose between Murray, a former pro baseball player from Atlanta (her own hometown), and Nick Viall, a software sales executive from Chicago. In the end, it was the Southern gentleman who won her heart.
While they expect to wed in the spring of 2015, the odds of the couple making it to the altar are very slim. Only two of the 18 Bachelor couples and two of the nine Bachelorette couples have taken their nuptial vows. Two couples from previous seasons are still engaged, but not yet married.