“I’ve met Nick a few times in different parts of the world on his quest for love, but I really felt like he has found it this time,” says Lane of the fourth-time’s-the-charm Bachelor franchise suitor. “This time he was the one in control and in the driver’s seat, and he was really excited.”
Lane, who flew into Finland with six ring options in hand, says Viall immediately honed in on the 3.75-carat round-cut sparkler he slipped on Vanessa Grimaldi’s finger during the show’s Monday night finale.
“I showed him rings in all different shapes and styles, but he kept going back to the one he was first drawn to,” Lane shares with PEOPLE.
And Grimaldi herself served as inspiration, Viall tells PEOPLE: “I just closed my eyes and just envisioned her beautiful face. I knew immediately which one was perfect for her.”
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