“Bachelor in Paradise” made history on Tuesday night.
Not only were there three proposals in the season finale, but one included the show’s first-ever same-sex couple: Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty, both of whom ended up proposing to each other with hers-and-hers rings designed by Bachelor Nation fixture Neil Lane.
The 2-carat platinum ring Burnett picked out features an emerald-cut diamond center stone, set east-west in a unique architectural design; it also includes 48 smaller round diamonds.
After learning that Haggerty planned to propose as well, Lane crafted a 2.25-carat ring with a square-cut brilliant center stone, set with 100 smaller diamonds on all sides of the platinum band.
“Like Demi and Kristian’s relationship, the rings are similar in their foundation but different in their styles,” Lane told People. “The rings symbolize them.”
Lane was extremely busy for the show’s finale; not only did he have to craft Burnett and Haggerty’s rings, but two other couples — Chris Bukowski and Katie Morton as well as Dylan Barbour and Hannah Godwin — also popped the question, bringing the total number of Neil Lane sparklers to four for just one episode.
“Demi, I’m in love with you and I give you my full heart, and I promise to protect yours now and forever,” Haggerty, 27, said to her girlfriend during the emotional finale.
“I came here to find myself, but I found myself in you,” Burnett, 24, replied, before she got down on one knee. Haggerty happily accepted Burnett’s proposal before offering up her own ring.
After starting a courtship with Derek Peth, Burnett, who first appeared on Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor,” told producers that she could not stop thinking about her girlfriend back home, Haggerty.
The two told Chris Harrison after the engagement aired that they are happily still together. They also revealed on Instagram that they celebrated their engagement with a party that included a NSFW cake.
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