If you’re a fan of Netflix’s “Love Is Blind,” then you may be curious about the engagement rings, which are either chosen on set or brought in (Kyle Abrams presented his mom’s ring to Shaina Hurley during season two, for example).
Knowing that on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” the jewelry is entirely provided by Neil Lane, you have to wonder how much shopping the men on “LIB” could possibly be getting done outside of the pods, where they’re holed up from the outside world.
What’s more, if you’re looking closely, you may notice similarities in some of the women’s engagement rings. In fact, in season one, it appeared Lauren Speed, Jessica Batten, and Amber Pike wore identical rings following their proposals.
According to Netflix, all the men are presented with dozens of rings to choose from, unless they brought their own. “Whatever they choose, we pay for. Whatever we pay for, they keep, regardless of engagement ending,” a representative told POPSUGAR.
And even though you might recognize similar elements on some designs — like diamond carat size, band embellishment, and setting — no two styles are exactly the same. Unassuming couples from season three like or SK Alagbada and Raven Ross surprised fans with their engagement after Ross was heavily involved with other cast member Bartise Bowden — yet Ross now has one of the most unique rings of the season, a large round diamond set in a swirl pattern on the band.
Netflix even shared that in season two, the men proposing discussed their choices together, so the rings felt unique to each recipient. Of course, there are fans who believe the women should be able to choose their preferred style before heading into the pods. That became a major issue in season two, when Mallory Zapata ended up with a silver ring picked by Salvador Perez instead of her preferred choice of gold. Perhaps the producers will find a way for both contestants to join the ring-selection process in future seasons.
In the meantime, keep reading for everything to know about the “Love Is Blind” engagement rings, including the similarities, the payment, and the process by which they are chosen.
— Additional reporting by Naomi Parris