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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.
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Between the upcoming Dancing With The Stars gig, his heinous fashion choices, and his general existence, Nick Viall really didn’t need another opportunity to prove he ain’t shit. But he did it anyway, when it came to light that Nick likes his wedding rings like he likes his relationships: second place. WTF do I mean? Well, Girl With No Job noticed Nick’s ring for Vanessa is actually the same ring Robby Hayes picked out for JoJo Fletcher in her season of The Bachelorette. If you’ll recall, that was only one season ago—which, even though it was the one Bachelor spinoff Nick Viall didn’t appear on in the last three years, still wasn’t that long ago. How’s it feel, Vanessa, knowing your engagement ring was first intended for another brunette with long barrel curls?
Neil Lane, the designer of the engagement rings who at this point Nick may or may not keep on retainer, defended Nick’s choice, explaining to People , “I bring six rings and over the years, over the 9 years, some are the same, some have changed settings or are re-designed, and some are totally new.” He added, “The most important thing is for a ring to speak to the particular man and to the woman he is in love with. If a ring doesn’t speak to one person, then it wasn’t meant to be. If that particular ring wasn’t meant to find a home with JoJo, but rather spoke to Nick and Vanessa, then that’s the way it should be. It’s found its home.”
Honestly, all this is pretty fitting, considering nothing Nick does is new. But what about Robby—how does he feel that Nick basically copied his ring? Well, wonder no more because WE ASKED HIM. Don’t believe us? Check the receipts in the form of handy pic (because it did happen):
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In an exclusive statement to Betches, Robby said:
“Nick, Nick, Nick… Just when you think Monday’s final episode has ended and Nick has finally found his happiness, you wake up Tuesday morning to find this. Drama follows this guy around huh?”
“You know, I watched Nick constantly wear Chubbies shorts this season, similar to myself last season, so I guess seeing that he chose the same ring doesn’t surprise me. He seems to like my style, right? Who knows, maybe the no-socks look is in his future. We just need to make sure he burns that turtleneck!”
“With that being said, I wished that I had the opportunity to showcase that ring first and on Jo’s hand, but things didn’t work out to where she got the chance to see my selection. Vanessa looks thrilled with Nick’s choice and as long as she’s happy and is ready to spend the rest of her life with that beautiful Neil Lane cut on her ring finger, then I’m happy that it found a good home. She deserves it!”
Sooo there we have it. Everybody wins in the Bachelor-verse. Except for Vanessa, who has to spend the rest of her life—or until her endorsements run out, whichever comes first—with Nick.
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