Bachelor’s 12 Most Expensive Engagement Rings
In terms of reality television, The Bachelor opened up a whole new frenzy when it first aired on March 25, 2002. Since then there has been just as much success with The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise and, although the point is to find love, only a few have found real romantic connections on the show. Out of 21 seasons of The Bachelor so far there have only been 13 proposals and of those only two of the couples are still together, but those statistics haven’t hindered the ring providers as the engagement rings given in the final rose ceremony seem to have only gotten more expensive and a whole lot bigger. Here are 12 of the most expensive engagement rings handed out on The Bachelor:
12. Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz
In the fall of 2002, The Bachelor was still new as it headed into its second season with Aaron Buerge as the leading man. In the end his season came down to Helene Eksterowicz and Brooke Smith and eventually Buerge proposed to Helene with a 2.75 carat Harry Winston Oval diamond worth a cool $29,000. Unlike some of the others, Buerge purchased the ring on his own, but unfortunately they broke up after only a few weeks and sold the ring on eBay for $28,300.
11. Andrew Baldwin and Tessa Horst
Season 10 of The Bachelor showcased Naval officer Andrew Baldwin’s search for love which resulted with his engagement to Tessa Horst. While the ring appeared very simple there was a lot more to the elegant Chopard ring than met the eye. The diamond was actually conflict-free and was obtained through the most ethical process possible and ended up costing an impressive $50,000. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to keep the two together and they ended their engagement one month after the finale in May 2007, but continued their relationship until fully calling it quits in September of that year.