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Step right up folks, but be sure to wear your sunglasses, because this rock is blinding. Despite speculation that The Bachelorette star Desiree Hartsock might leave the show without picking a potential husband, Wetpaint Entertainment can report that she did, in fact, get engaged while taping the season finale — and we have the ring to prove it!


Credit: Neil Lane

The sparkler selected by The Bachelorette’s Season 9 winner is a classic Neil Lane creation.  Its square cut center stone is 4.5 carats with a diamond pavé band in a platinum setting. The total estimated cost is a cool $95,000.

“Desiree adored the ring,” an insider tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “What woman wouldn’t?”

“The proposal was very romantic, especially considering that Desiree was seriously doubting the whole process would work out in her favor,” the source continued. “When the man she had her heart set on finally showed up and got down on one knee, she was emotional.” Hmmm... finally showed up? Interesting choice of words. Speculators, start your engines.

Whether Des and her guy are still together remains to be seen. But we sincerely hope they are. After all, if they’re not, Desiree will have to return this fabulous gem…and that would be the unhappiest ending of all!


Beth Sobol is editor at large at Wetpaint Entertainment. As our resident reality TV spoiler diva, Beth has all the scoop on the Housewives, The Bachelor, and The Bachelorette. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!


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Credit: YouTube Photo: Bachelorette Season 9 Two-Part Finale Extended Promo