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Snooki's Engagement: Details on Her Custom Ring and How Jionni Proposed!

Snooki, Nicole Polizzi B & B Jewelry

We got a quick flash of Snooki's new rock, but clearly, that's not enough to satisfy our needs.

So, luckily for us (and you, obvi), E! News has obtained photos and all the dirty shiny deets on Snooks' $55,000 princess-cut engagement ring, from how many carats the sparkler is to Jionni figuring out which one to pick to even hearing about how the proposal went down!

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Snooki, Nicole Polizzi B & B Jewelry

The custom-built ring, set on an eternity band, features 2-carat round diamonds on the band and a 3.02-carat princess-cut diamond in the middle, totalling over 5 carats.

Ben Bekdas, jeweler at B&B Jewelry in Wayne, N.J., codesigned the ring with Snooki's fiancé, telling us, "He wanted the very best for his honey!"

"Snooki was here a few months ago to pick up a birthday present from her father. She was dropping hints to Jionni and tried a couple of rings on. She picked out three different styles of rings. She liked the top of one and the side of another."

Ben says that Jionni wanted to do something special for Snooki and that the engagement ring was a complete surprise. "Jionni came in by himself two months ago and we started designing the ring together. He picked it up last month."

And as for the proposal...

"They were at the W Hotel in Hoboken," Ben tells E! News. "Jionni got down on one knee on the balcony. Snooki had no idea that she was getting an engagement ring."

He also lets us in on a little secret, "Jionni called me today and told me how much Snooki loves the ring. They want to come in soon and look at some wedding bands."

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