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The most stunning and expensive Bachelor rings of all time

Every year, the Bachelor puts a ring on it.
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We all know the format of The Bachelor finale by now.

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Having whittled the contestants down to a top two, the stressed Bachie will wring his hands over the final decision, before finally carrying out one brutal breakup and one happy ending.

Loving words are exchanged, and there is always – unless you’re Nick Cummins – a ring handed over, either signifying a long-term commitment, or sometimes, an engagement.

Here is a round-up of all the rings we’ve seen across the nine seasons of The Bachelor, including the best, the bland, and the unforgettable Cheezel ring.

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Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich were a match made in heaven. (Credit: Ten)

Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich

The very first season of The Bachelor in Australia brought the promise of drama, romance, and eventually love, which we witnessed when chiropractor-turned-actor Tim Robards chose lawyer Anna Heinrich as his winner.

Tim presented Anna with a ring he designed himself, which featured two bands of platinum that “travelled together” to create an infinite loop, with a gem set in the middle.

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Their ring featured two bands which “travelled together” to create an infinite loop. (Credit: Ten)

Anna eventually gained another ring from Tim, when he proposed in May of 2017 with an emerald-cut diamond ring.

The pair married the following year, and now share a daughter together, Elle.

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Blake Garvey proposed to Sam Frost (right) only to dump her for another contestant. (Credit: Ten)

Blake Garvey and Sam Frost

The 2014 Bachelor season ended in chaos, when it was revealed that Blake Garvey had dumped his winner and fiancée, Sam Frost, some days after the finale was filmed. However, Sam did get a ring out of the ill-fated romance.

Blake literally proposed, presenting Sam with a 3.01 carat cushion-cut Bunda ring, worth an estimated $58,000.

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Sam received a 3.01 carat cushion-cut Bunda ring. (Credit: Ten)

‘It’s never been worn, apart from photo purposes. It spends the days and nights locked in a safe and apparently worth $58,000 as I’m constantly reminded,’ Sam shared in a blog post at the time.

She eventually auctioned it off, where it sold for $31,729.

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Sam Wood fell for single mum Snezana Markoski. (Credit: Ten)

Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski (now Wood)

These two are absolute Bachelor royalty, with Sam’s feelings for Snezana shining through from the moment he met her on the red carpet, it was hard not to fall in love with them during their season of the show.

It was no surprise when he picked her at the end, presenting her with the infamous “Cheezel” ring.

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The ring was dubbed a “Cheezel” ring by amused viewers. (Credit: Ten)

Not much is known about the gaudy ring given that viewers were way too distracted by its resemblance to a cheesy chip delicacy.

Sam admitted post-finale that he copped some flak for the ring, but it’s now just another part of their infamous love story.

The Cheezel ring was eventually swapped out for an engagement ring. The pair are happily married and are raising two young daughters and 16-year-old Eve, Snezana’s daughter from a previous relationship.

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Richie Strahan picked Alex Nation over her love rivals. (Credit: Ten)

Richie Strahan and Alex Nation

The 2016 Bachie couple didn’t quite go the distance, but Richie nailed the ring when he presented it to his chosen winner, Alex Nation.

The double-banded “promise ring” was encrusted with diamonds, and featured a halo diamond set between them.

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The blonde beauty was gifted this stunning “promise ring”. (Credit: Ten)

These days, Richie lives a low-key life with girlfriend Jenayah Thompson, while Alex has just given birth to her second son alongside partner Carson Jory.

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Matty J and Laura Byrne fell madly in love during their season. (Credit: Ten)

Matthew Johnson and Laura Byrne

Matt and Laura stole our hearts in the 2017 season of the show, although any suspense was killed by how clearly Matt had fallen head-over-heels for Laura.

It’s always risky presenting a jewellery-designer with a ring, but Matt nailed it.

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Laura was pleased when Matty presented her with this stunning creation. (Credit: Instagram)

@matthewdavidjohnson is the first man brave enough to give this girl a taste of her own medicine and I’m so completely in love with my ring,” Laura wrote on Instagram. She also thanked Larsen Jewellery for making it.

Larsen then went on to design Laura’s engagement ring.

“We have loved being part of their love story from the very beginning, and we’re honoured to have been chosen to help with two of the most special moments in their lives,” the company shared to Instagram in 2019 alongside a picture of Laura’s sparkly new ring.

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The Honey Badger infamously chose no one at the end of his season. (Credit: Ten)

Nick Cummins

The infamous and indecisive Bachelor of 2018, Nick Cummins, famously chose no one on his season. However, a ring had been prepared in case.

“At Larsen Jewellery, we understand that giving a bespoke ring whether it be a commitment, promise or engagement ring, is a very significant and important statement in any relationship, and certainly not something to be taken lightly,” the designer, Larsen Jewellery shared on Instagram.

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A ring was prepared for Nick Cummins’ non-existent winner regardless. (Credit: Instagram/Larsen Jewellery)

“We respect the decision that Nick has made. The ring has been safely delivered back to us this morning and we plan to donate it to charity,” they added.

They also wished Nick and his two runners-up, Brittany Hockley and Sophie Tieman, luck on their journeys to find love.

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Chelsie McLeod stole the heart of Matt Agnew in 2019. (Credit: Ten)

Matt Agnew and Chelsie McLeod

Scientist Matt Agnew chose chemical engineer Chelsie McLeod on his season of The Bachelor, going on to present her with a chunky diamond ‘memory’ ring, again designed by Larsen Jewellery, and estimated to be worth around $30,000.

“We are delighted that Matt has found love with Chelsie last week. We are so happy to have been the Official Ring Partner once again of @thebachelorau,” they shared after the finale.

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Chelsie’s memory ring was worth an estimated $30,000. (Credit: Larsen Jewellery)

Unfortunately, Matt and Chelsie were not to be, and called it quits just months after the finale aired.

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Another couple still together after finding love on The Bachelor is Irena and Locky. (Credit: Ten)

Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska

Just like his predecessors, Locky presented his winner, Irena, with a custom Larsen Jewellery design.

“The custom-made ring is set with a striking 6.14 carat pear shape purple Tanzanite gemstone accentuated by two marquise diamonds and two pear cut diamonds,” Larsen Senior Jeweller Nicole Donaghy told Now to Love.

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The stunning ring, which Locky helped design, is estimated to be worth $30,000. (Credit: Larsen Jewellery)

“Locky was fully involved in the ring design process. He was very thoughtful in wanting to design a ring that was meaningful,” Nicole said.

Locky and Irena are still going strong in their relationship, having recently celebrated their first anniversary.

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Pilot Jimmy Nicholson chose Holly as his co-pilot in 2021. (Credit: Ten)

Jimmy Nicholson and Holly Kingston

Our most recent Bachelor chose Holly Kingston under a starry Northern Territory night sky, presenting her with a Larsen Jewellery piece as well.

Larsen shared a close-up image of Holly’s new sparkler on Instagram, and went into more detail about the ring in the comments.

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The sparkler gifted to Holly is said to be worth around $38,000. (Credit: Larsen Jewellery)

“This is an 18 carat rose gold ring with a 2.01 carat light champagne centre diamond, six marquise-shaped side diamonds layered with 10 round brilliant cut diamonds in the hidden halo,” they shared.

The stunning ring is still on Holly’s finger as the pair enjoy their first few weeks together living entirely as a couple.

The pair are all over each other’s social media, and even moved in together last week.

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Jed and Alesia 

Jed ‘proposed’ to Aleisa with a yellow gold champagne ring crafted by (you guessed it) Larsen Jewellery as an emblem of intimacy and romance, and a symbol of his ongoing commitment to her.

The boho-inspired design has an avant-garde edge and features a striking marquise cut champagne diamond, accented by six brilliant cut diamond side stones, set on an 18ct yellow gold band.

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(Credit: Larsen Jewellery)

Six months after filming for the finale wrapped, Jed confirmed that their relationship is as strong as ever.

”We’re taking it day by day and are excited to actually have a coffee with each other a live a normal life after this,” Jed told 10Play.

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Thomas and Leah 

After falling head over heels in love, Thomas proposed to a smitten Leah with a white gold oval and sapphire diamond ring from Larsen Jewellery.

The classically charming ring was made with 18ct white gold and features glistening trios of pear-shaped diamonds set on either side of a dreamy, oval pale blue sapphire.

Though, sadly, their relationship has not lasted since filming wrapped.

Collectively, Jed and Thomas’ rings are worth an estimated $25,000.

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(Credit: Larsen Jewellery)

Despite their emotionally charged engagement, the couple weren’t meant to be, announcing they had ended things in the months after filming.

”We made the decision to stay friends, to still support one another but obviously go our different routes finding love,” Thomas told 10Play.

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