Fourth time’s the diamond! ABC finally revealed the identity of Bachelor Nick Viall’s fiancee on Monday, March 13, and naturally, there was a very large sparkler to accompany the season 21 lead’s romantic proposal in Finland.
Longtime franchise jeweler Neil Lane opened up to People about Grimaldi’s ring, which was the final pick from six different options. “I’ve met Nick a few times in different parts of the world on his quest for love, but I really felt like he has found it this time,” Lane said Tuesday of Viall. “This time he was the one in control and in the driver’s seat, and he was really excited.”
Almost immediately, Viall noticed the round-cut center stone surrounded by an intricate diamond halo. “I showed him rings in all different shapes and styles, but he kept going back to the one he was first drawn to,” Lane said. The large stone includes two baguette-cut diamonds, along with a whopping 164 round-cut diamonds to bring added bling to the overall piece.
“I was going for a classical look with the round diamond but also something modern and fashionable, which the baguette-cut diamonds evokes,” Lane said of the piece. “It’s a very romantic, sparkly ring and Nick also liked the unusual detail and the fact that it was both classical and fashion-forward.”
Viall added to the mag, “I just closed my eyes and just envisioned her beautiful face. I knew immediately which one was perfect for her.”
The two are currently taking their time wedding planning. “We’re still looking forward to having that first normal moment,” Viall told Chris Harrison during the After the Final Rose special on Monday night.
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Grimaldi added, “We’re taking baby steps. We’re still in the process of getting to know each other.”