Talk about an upgrade! JoJo Fletcher‘s second engagement ring from Jordan Rodgers is actually more expensive than the Neil Lane sparkler she received during The Bachelorette finale, according to Kathryn Money, VP of Strategy & Merchandising at Brilliant Earth.
If you remember, the former football player re-proposed while shopping for wedding venues in August 2019 because he wanted the special moment to be “with no cameras, no producers, no drama … just us.” The reality babe’s fiancé absolutely adores her and she has a gorgeous piece of jewelry to show for it.
“JoJo’s stunning engagement ring upgrade appears to feature a 5 to 6-carat oval cut diamond in a timeless solitaire yellow gold setting,” the expert explained. However, beauty does come with a hefty price tag. “Depending on the quality and specific characteristics of the center stone, we estimate the cost of the ring at approximately $150,000 to $250,000.”
The ring Jordan originally proposed with back in 2016 was a “3.5-carat oval cut diamond set in a white gold band accented with pave diamonds.” The stunner was previously valued at around $100,000. Her new piece has the same stone shape, but “the elegant simplicity of her upgraded ring’s design allows the gorgeous and larger center diamond to be the focal point.”
Both rings are gorgeous, but JoJo’s new one seems to fit her personality even better. After the second proposal, Jordan noted in a lengthy Instagram post that when he got down on one knee (for the second time) he “wanted to do it all over again, OUR WAY!”
The second ring and the proposal reflect how their relationship has grown. “This time it was simple: Joelle is the love of my life, she is my rock, she is the funniest, strongest and sweetest person I have ever known. The first time around I fell in love with a lot of what you all love about JoJo. But this time around I got on one knee and vowed to honor and protect her heart, which is the greatest part of her,” he gushed.
The happy couple was supposed to marry in June 2020 but had to push back their nuptials due to the coronavirus. “6.13.20 … Happy ‘What would have been Wedding Day’ to us!” JoJo wrote on Instagram. “As you guys know, we have spent the last 11 months planning the wedding of our dreams but given the circumstances of 2020, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone our special day. Even though I don’t get to marry you todayyyyy @jrodgers11, I know it will be all more worth the wait.”
Jordan also posted on their original date, writing, “Today was going to be our Wedding Day. We were supposed to be Husband & Wife, by now, and paint the town with all our favorite people. Instead we are painting a laundry room! At least she still has some white (paint) on. As you know by now we had to postpone our big day until next year, and although I would be just as happy saying I do right here covered in paint…our dream wedding will have to wait just a little longer I guess. I love you @joelle_fletcher and I can’t wait to marry you in 2021!”