If you don’t follow the gossip news at all, this week we were greeted with the announcement that football (and now baseball) star Tim Tebow has gotten engaged to his lovely girlfriend, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
While we’re happy for him and his soon-to-be bride, that’s not what this is about. Of course, we wanted to bring the news of the rock he bought her!
Tim Tebow Engagement Ring
People.com has the story on the diamond that he gave his beauty pageant-winning fiance (she was the winner of Miss Universe in 2017), and it is absolutely gorgeous! With a few years as a starting QB in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, a few years as a commentator on major sports networks, and now a budding professional baseball career, it is safe to say that Tebow has a budget quite a bit higher than the rest of us. His financial means definitely show in this stunning engagement ring. Estimates put the value at around $600,000 to $750,000.
Tebow gave his fiance a jaw-dropping 7.25-carat solitaire ring, as pictured in the photo below.
Apparently, the couple got engaged on Wednesday evening at Tebow’s family’s farm outside of Jacksonville, Florida. As they passed a small lake on the property, they stopped at a bench that had he had specially built and was engraved with the day that the couple met. As he got down on one knee, he told her “This ring is internally flawless — just like you” as his girlfriend beamed with excitement.
The ring was purchased a month before the proposal, with Tebow flying in a jeweler into Jacksonville with a set of diamonds from him to choose from. It reminds me of all those Neil Lane scenes in the last episode of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette – lifestyles of the rich and famous, right?
Where to Get an Engagement Ring on a Budget
Not all of us have the means and the luxury of being able to fly a renowned jeweler to our homes and presenting with us a cadre of stunning diamond rings to choose from. Luckily, there are many other budget-friendly suppliers out there, many of which can be found on the web!
I have reviewed a number of such retailers on this site here, all of which have diamond engagement rings to fit any budget. If you’re looking for my top recommendation, definitely take a look at my review of James Allen, probably the best online jeweler around. Also give a look at Blue Nile, a close second.
If you can’t afford a ring up-front but are itching to pop the question now, there are always financing options available to help you get that ring before you have enough money saved up. I talk more about that in this post here.
I’m always thrilled to see others so happy with each other and am overjoyed at the news of Tebow and Nels-Peter getting engaged. Congrats to the happy couple! Of course, all this talk has brought up a sensitive subject, being that Tebow is a proud virgin. Deadspin has their own take on it here.