Carrie Ann Inaba engaged! and received an extra special engagement ring from Jesse Sloan. Ann Mangini of Santa Monica’s Rafinity jewelers tole PEOPLE mag “Jesse came in a few months ago,” about the said engagement ring.
Jesse Sloan was secretive about his proposal and of course his big purchase. Sloan played it very cool when he proposed to his longtime love on live television.
“He had a very clear idea of ring style and diamond cut: princess cut in a clean platinum mounting.”
“Since the ring was so very simple, for a little flair I suggested we set both his and Carrie Ann’s birthstones hidden on the inside of the ring,” Mangini says. “[It's] a Rafinity signature detail and a way to symbolically join the happy couple.”
Sloan and Mangini worked together to design the ring, Mangini presented him with several different sparklers, and Sloan ultimately selected the 2½-carat, D-color, princess-cut diamond he presented to his girlfriend of two years Thursday morning on Live with Regis and Kelly.
As to the few details, Inaba’s birthstone, garnet, and Sloan’s birthstone, which happens to be diamond, are both “artfully” embedded in the ring, as well. Says Mangini, “He was the picture of a handsome excited-to-ask-his-girl-to-marry-him gentleman!” –