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As we all know by now, this year’s shit show of a Bachelor In Paradise season did result in some love being found, despite all the odds. Derek Peth and Taylor Nolan got engaged on last night’s finale, and as much as we love to roast Taylor for her sober mental health counselor lifestyle, we have to admit the ring is nice. Good job, Neil Lane. You’ve finally earned whatever it is you make for appearing on one episode per Bachelor season. Congrats.
From what we’ve gathered, the ring is a 2-carat diamond (is that a lot? I literally know nothing about rings and will probs never be married) with a “traditional yet romantic” vibe, which apparently is how Neil would describe Derek and Taylor. I mean, I’d describe them more as “an annoying yawn-fest,” but IDK how that would translate into a ring so “traditional yet romantic” it is!
Congratulations @pethderek and @taymocha! We are so happy to have been a part of your happily ever after. Wishing you two the love story you deserve ❤ . The ring Derek chose for Taylor was a classic Neil Lane platinum ring set with a round center diamond accented by two trapezoid diamonds and two tapered baguette cut diamonds, the perfect complement to her traditional style. . . . @people @bachelorinparadise #BachelorInParadise #BIP #bachelornation #bachelormonday #NeilLane #engagementring #engagementringinspiration #shesaidyes #ringsofinstagram
The ring features one center round diamond, two trapezoid diamonds, and two tapered baguette cut diamonds, but like…how much did it cost? IDK. How much is human dignity and one ruined mental health career worth?
According to Kay Jewelers, 2-carat rings from Neil Lane can cost anywhere between $1,800 and $6,800, so you’d better believe Derek and Taylor will be sticking together for at least two years so they can
have a real relationship keep the damn ring.
But because I
have no life am extremely dedicated to journalistic integrity, I literally copied and pasted the phrase “one center round diamond, two trapezoid diamonds, and two tapered baguette cut diamonds” into Google and BAM. I found what looks to the naked and untrained eye (aka mine) like Taylor’s ring, on some site called Blue Nile. I mean, just look at this and then tell me it’s not the exact same ring as Taylor’s:
This ring costs $7,580, which would lead me to assume that Taylor’s ring is on the higher end of Neil Lane’s price range. I mean, you’ve got to factor in his appearance fees and the fact that he had to talk to Derek for more than 30 seconds. So there we have it, this ring cost a shit ton of money that I’m assuming neither Taylor nor Derek actually has to their name. And that’s what we in the business like to call a come up.
I guess to Dereck and Taylor on being the only respectable thing that happened this season. If all else fails, you got a nice ring out of the deal, which is more than 90% of Bachelor contestants ever get.