The Bachelorette's Emily Maynard got engaged to 27-year-old Jef Holms in a traditional, romantic proposal in Curacao.
Holms, co-founder of sustainable water bottle company People Water, did everything expected of a man prior to popping the question. He didn't shy away from getting to know her entire family, including six-year-old daughter Ricki. Holms also told his future mother-in-law just how much he loves Emily and asked for her father's permisson.
"What I'm about to ask you is a forever thing," Jef said to Emily before he got down on one knee and held open a black jewelry box. "Emily, will you marry me?"
Emily waited 10 long seconds before responding with her answer.
After taking a deep exhale and brushing her hair out of her face - seconds that felt like forever to the show's viewers - Emily responded yes.
Jef met with jewelry designer Neil Lane (who also designed Miley Cyrus's engagement ring) to pick out a handmade, 2.5 carat stone. The emerald-cut diamond is set on an eternity band with 87, smaller-cut round diamonds.
Emily's incredible Neil Lane sparkler.
"Really I just wanted to soak in the moment and really make a decision for my heart," Emily told Good Morning America this morning.
We understand, Emily. We're still soaking in your moment!
Tell us: What do you think of her proposal and ring?
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