Jake Owen’s fiancé Lacey Buchanan now has a ring to go with her proposal, reports People.com. Jake worked with Lizzy Raye Jewelers in Atlanta to design the unique engagement ring. He presented Lacey with a 2.5-carat oval-cut diamond set in platinum with a ‘little bitty halo around it’ and small diamonds on the band.
“I told her, ‘The sparkle is never going to go away in that ring, and I don’t want our sparkle to ever go away either,’” Jake said. “‘On your darkest days, I want you to look at it and see that there’s a glimmer of light in it. I want it to always remind you of the possibilities of our relationship.’”
Jake’s mother also approved of the ring her son picked out. “I want that ring to be timeless,” he said to People. “When my mom saw it, she said, ‘That looks like something Princess Diana would wear.’ I was so excited to give it to her.”
Here’s the ring! Click on the photo for the full size version:
Jake’s proposal during a show in his hometown of Vero Beach, Florida on April 7 was spontaneous, but not completely unplanned. Jake and Lacey had talked about getting married and he had even asked her father for permission. When the opportunity presented itself, Jake seized it.
“I only had one song left to play and it was ‘Don’t Think I Can’t Love You,’” he said. “I wrote it a long time ago about my family and my dad and mom had been married for 30 years. I just saw [Lacey] out there, my family, and I was like, forget the ring, screw it, this is like the perfect place to do it.”
Since he popped the question during a live show, there is plenty of footage coming in from fans. “Because I asked her onstage, I have videos so we’ll always be able to relive that moment,” he said. “It seemed like it went by in an instant. I didn’t even remember if she said yes to me or not, it happened so fast! She had no idea. It was pretty cool to watch that happen.”
Jake will hit the road this summer with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw on their Brothers of the Sun Tour. He just released his latest single, “The One That Got Away,” to radio. While the track is about a girl who slipped through his fingers, real life isn’t imitating art. “I got her,” Jake said. “She didn’t get away this time.”