As previously reported, Vanessa Grimaldi is very excited to marry Nick Viall.
She doesn’t really care what critics have said about her relationship with the Season 21 Bachelor.
But Grimaldi, who overcame the challenge of runner-up Raven Gates on Monday night’s finale, is even more excited about something else related to her burgeoning romance:
The giant rock on her finger!
“When I first saw the ring I thought ‘it’s massive'” the 29-year-old told People Magazine, adding:
“I think the thing I was trying to process was that Nick was on one knee. I had seen the ring but I’m like, ‘I can’t believe Nick is actually on one knee proposing.'”
Because we’ve been privy to very accurate The Bachelor spoilers all season long.
But Internet access is limited in The Bachelor mansion, so we understand why Vanessa may not have been reading along throughout her run on the show.
Anyway… Viall popped his all-important question to Grimaldi with a 3.75-carat diamond, one provided to him free of charge by jeweler Neil Lane.
It features a brilliant-cut round-shaped center stone that is set in a platinum band and accented with diamond baguettes, along with 164 smaller diamonds.
According to E! News, it is valued at $100,000.
“I was going for a classical look with the round diamond but also something modern and fashionable, which the baguette-cut diamonds evokes,” Lane told People.
The celebrity designer, who has had a working relationship with ABC for years, added:
“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.”
Lane said he envisioned Grimaldi’s face while coming up with the ring.
And he clearly has one very happy customer.
“It’s very big, just like my personality,” Vanessa joked to People. “I didn’t know what kind of ring I wanted either way, so I was going to be happy with a proposal either way.”
Here is a close-up of the ring in question:
“It’s a traditional ring with an old-fashioned feel. It’s got an old-soul–it’s classic and elegant,” an insider told E! of the rock, saying of Nick:
“He chose it because that’s what he thinks of her.”
In selecting Vanessa over Raven, Viall disappointed a number of viewers.
But he appeared to be pretty sincere when addressing Vanessa toward the end of the finale, right before proposing to his now-fiance.
“So much about me being here has to do with the past, but when I look at you, all I see is my future,” he told her.
In return, she promised “to remind you every day how happy you make me, and knowing how much you love to talk, I promise I’m ready to do a lot of listening.”
From there, Nick asked for Vanessa hand in marriage.
And she said yes.
When might the wedding take place?
The couple admits to having no idea. It’s far too early and they are first emerging from their reality TV show bubble.
“There’s no reason of speeding up the process,” Grimaldi told People. “We’re still in the process of getting to know each other outside Bachelor world. We’re still in the process of getting to know ourselves too.
“We’ haven’t planned a date yet.”
“I don’t think you have to pretend what this world isn’t and what it is.
“We’re okay with saying we still have a lot to learn about each other and that’s okay. We’re excited about doing that! I think we want to focus on doing that than anything else and keep moving our relationship forward.”