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Monday 24 November 2014

Ashlee Simpson’s ‘unique’ ring

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross

Ashlee Simpson's wedding ring was designed by her fiancé Evan Ross to reflect the beauty and love of their relationship.

The American songstress revealed her engagement to Evan Ross, the son of singing legend Diana, on Monday.

Evan chose the perfect ring to pop the question to 29-year-old Ashlee with, designing the sparkler himself. It features small rubies as well as diamonds.

"He took it very seriously and it was a wonderfully intense process," jeweller Neil Lane told People.

"Evan was really, really sweet and he was looking for something beautiful, a unique ring that said everything: love, romance, beauty, character. He didn't want anything traditional."

Neil worked closely with Evan to design a one-of-a-kind piece that would reflect Ashlee perfectly.

After seeing a vintage ring from Neil's archive collection, Evan was fuelled with inspiration.

"When he saw it, his eyes widened and that was it. But that was only the beginning," explained Neil.

Evan went on to pour over sketches and swapped ideas with the celebrity jeweller, who also made Ashlee's sister Jessica's engagement ring.

"He wanted to do the right thing. This is a young fellow in love. His taste level is exquisite and he wanted to make sure it was a perfect ring for his love."

"It was non-stop until the last minute when Evan picked up the ring last Friday, but it was worth it. It's one of the most beautiful rings I've ever done."

The end result was a five-carat ring set in platinum gold. It boasts 140 white diamonds as well as small rubies.

Neil even managed to talk to Evan after the proposal and his customer was delighted with the finished article.

"She was overwhelmed! Oh my God, they are so in love," smiled Neil.

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