(whiteflash.com)—Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there is no denying that dating reality shows provide us with endless hours of guilty pleasure entertainment, from the moment we are first introduced to the house full of guys or girls, to the final nail-biting moment of the proposal. And, of course, every season is capped off with a gorgeous Neil Lane engagement ring and the are-they-or-aren’t-they drama of trying to figure out whether the couple of the season will actually end up tying the knot. But this summer’s season of the The Bachelorette was one of a kind, for several reasons. Bachelorette Emily Maynard, 26, was a single mom, with a more focused, serious attitude towards the dating process than many of her predecessors. And when it came time for the proposal moment, producers surprised audiences, and Maynard herself, with the biggest and most valuable engagement ring in Bachelor/Bachelorette history! That’s right—Emily Maynard, the Bachelorette 2012, is a bachelorette no longer, now that she has a $150,000 Neil Lane engagement ring and a proposal from Jef Holm, a 27-year-old successful entrepreneur.
As the season finale in glamorous and exotic Curacao approached, celebrity jewelry designer Neil Lane packed a bag with six different gorgeous engagement rings he thought Emily Maynard might like. Having met Emily at the beginning of the show, he chose six designs that reflected different aspects of her personality and personal style, but ultimately, the choice was left up to the lucky “winner” of the show.