Evan Ross was not messing around when he designed his one-of-a kind ring for fiance Ashlee Simpson!
“He took it very seriously and it was a wonderfully intense process,” says L.A. jeweler Neil Lane, who worked closely with Ross, 25, over the last month to design a one-of-a-kind ring on a tight deadline. “Evan was really, really sweet and he was looking for something beautiful, a unique ring that said everything: love, romance, beauty, character. He didn’t want anything traditional,” Lane says via PEOPLE.
After searching far and wide for design inspiration, Ross spotted a ring from Lane’s vintage archival collection that had a marquise-cut diamond surrounded by small rubies… and was super inspired! After doing lots of sketches, going over ideas and even consulting Simpson’s mother Tina, he wanted something tasteful and perfect, and he got it!
The new five-carat ring, set in platinum and gold, now boasts 140 white diamonds accented with small rubies. “Evan was blown away when he saw it!” says Lane, who admits it was a nail-biter getting it done before Ross and Simpson, 29, headed off to Hawaii last weekend. “It was non-stop until the last minute when Evan picked up the ring last Friday, but it was worth it. It’s one of the most beautiful rings I’ve ever done.” The verdict from Simpson? Says Lane, who spoke with Ross following the proposal, “She was overwhelmed! Oh my God, they are so in love.”
Check out pics of the ring HERE!