From the element of surprise to the cemetery setting, everything about Beau Clark's proposal to Stassi Schroeder was absolutely perfect for his soon bride-to-be. And don't even get us started on the ring. As Stassi put it, the Vanderpump Rules beauty's engagement ring is "vintage and amazing" —but there is a deeper story behind this stunning sparkler.
Stassi's dazzling engagement ring is actually a family heirloom from the 1900s. The 3.5-carat ring, which features a large European round-cut diamond surrounded by 24 smaller stones in a platinum band, was acquired by Beau’s grandfather in the 1940s or ’50s, and it was passed down to Beau's aunt, PEOPLE reports.
The design of the ring was a complete surprise to the fashionista, who left that decision completely up to Beau. “I’ve never really been someone who’s dreamt of my engagement ring, because I love all jewelry … any stone, any shape. Beau kind of asked me, 'What do you like?' I’m like, ‘'I kind of like everything. I know that doesn’t help, but I feel like you’ll make a good decision. Whatever you think is representative of us. I think that you’ll make the right choice,'" she shared.
The Vanderpump Rules style queen said, "I knew no matter what I would love it." Indeed, she did.
Stassi was instantly smitten with her new rock: “It’s beautiful. I feel like it’s like Cinderella’s glass slipper or something in a ring. It’s like, straight out of Downton Abbey."
The ring also appears to have an umm... spiritual effect on Stassi, making it that much more perfect for the horror/murder/witch-obsessed book author. Beau and Stassi have both compared the ring to a dark object from the world of Harry Potter, which contains fragments of Voldemort's soul for the purpose of immortality.
“I keep calling it a horcrux, because she said like, the minute she put it on, she starts acting all weird," Beau shared.
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