In terms of reality television, The Bachelor opened up a whole new frenzy when it first aired on March 25, 2002. Since then there has been just as much success with The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise and, although the point is to find love, only a few have found real romantic connections on the show. Out of 21 seasons of The Bachelor so far there have only been 13 proposals and of those only two of the couples are still together, but those statistics haven’t hindered the ring providers as the engagement rings given in the final rose ceremony seem to have only gotten more expensive and a whole lot bigger. Here are 12 of the most expensive engagement rings handed out on The Bachelor:
12. Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz
In the fall of 2002, The Bachelor was still new as it headed into its second season with Aaron Buerge as the leading man. In the end his season came down to Helene Eksterowicz and Brooke Smith and eventually Buerge proposed to Helene with a 2.75 carat Harry Winston Oval diamond worth a cool $29,000. Unlike some of the others, Buerge purchased the ring on his own, but unfortunately they broke up after only a few weeks and sold the ring on eBay for $28,300.