"Nothing says classic elegance like an emerald cut—especially when it's paired with such a refined and delicate pave setting. The center stone is 3.5 carats and with the pave stones in the shank, the total weight is approaching 4 carats," Ira Weissman, founder of The Diamond Pro, estimated to E! News. "Emerald cuts are known as ‘step cuts'—cut for their luster and not for their brilliance. This means that the quality in emerald cuts is generally much higher on average than your typical brilliant cut diamonds which can more easily mask imperfections."
The bling expert added, "All things considered, this ring could easily be worth upwards of $80,000."
And if there was any doubt, multiple experts praised the ring for its special details.
"Selecting a 3.5 carat Emerald Cut Diamond requires a discerning eye, and Ms. Bushnell's stunning new engagement ring likely retails from $75,000," style and jewelry expert Lauren McCawley shared with us. CEO of WP Diamonds Andrew Brown added, "It's a gorgeous emerald cut in what looks like a F to G color and VS clarity."
In a romantic gesture that deserves plenty of kudos, Chris wrote a song for Lauren and proposed when he played the track to her for the very first time.
And lucky for us fans, he was able to share a glimpse into the moment on YouTube.
"I got some Big, Big Plans for us @laurenbushnell," the country singer shared on Instagram in between touring across the country in support of his album Laps Around the Sun.
Congratulations to the couple on their big news!