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A casual $30k sparkler and the promise of love: Here's what you didn't know about THAT ring Locky gave Irena

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By Erin Doyle
When the Bachelor finale rolls around each year, there are several things we can well and truly count on.
There will be tears, someone will get their heart broken and the leading man will pull out a ring (except of course, the Honey Badger – but let's just leave him in the rear-view mirror where he rightfully belongs).
This year, Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska's final loved-up scenes proved to be no different - though there was a little extra something special about this particular sparkler.
While the ring may not be not always be an engagement ring – it's been dubbed a "commitment" or "memory" ring in the past – the sparkler will always stand out.
We spoke to Larsen Senior Jeweller, Nicole Donaghy, who shared details about the Larsen Jewellery ring Locky chose for his winner Irena.
In the dramatic Bachelor finale, Locky Gilbert chose Irena Srbinovska. and gifted her a promise ring. (Network Ten)
Estimated to be worth around $30,000, this "promise" ring has a number of exquisite details.
"The custom-made ring is set with a striking 6.14ct pear shape purple Tanzanite gemstone accentuated by two marquise diamonds and two pear cut diamonds," Nicole explained.
"The setting is shaped in the form of a shell, which was an important detail to Locky."
"The custom-made ring is set with a striking 6.14ct pear shape purple Tanzanite gemstone accentuated by two marquise diamonds and two pear cut diamonds," Nicole explained. (Supplied)
While many Bachelor fans believe the design of the ring happens behind the scenes without Locky knowing a thing, there was actually consultation between Locky and Nicole.
"Locky was fully involved in the ring design process. He was very thoughtful in wanting to design a ring that was meaningful," Nicole revealed.
"I showed Locky a variety of designs and precious stones and we spoke about the ring being modern and stylish. Locky was particularly taken by the rarity of the colours and shapes of the gemstones."
Locky wanted the ring to be "modern and stylish" (Supplied)
She added: "His final selection was carefully considered. I drew a sketch for Locky so he could see exactly what the final product would look like. Our jewellers listened to all of Locky's input, and used their expertise and skills to take this ring design to an exceptional level."
After one of the most unique seasons of The Bachelor in history, Locky made his final decision last night, choosing Irena over her love rival Bella Varelis in dramatic scenes.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Who.