Nicole Richie Shows Off Her Engagement Ring

February 17, 2010 By:
Nicole Richie Shows Off Her Engagement Ring

Newly engaged Nicole Richie showed off her big, sparkly Neil Lane engagement ring, estimated to be about 4 carats, while she launched her Winter Kate Spring 2010 collection at Bloomingdale’s in New York Tuesday afternoon.

Neil Lane said Nicole helped with the design of the ring, which took a little over a month.“Nicole was lovely and wonderful to work with on it! We designed it together,” says Lane. As for Madden’s input, well, he left it all to the bride-to-be, says Lane. “Joel just wanted her to have her dream ring.”

Nicole announced her engagement to rocker Joel Madden on Monday’s The Late Show with David Letterman.

"Yep. i'm engaged. Very happy. Yeah we've been engaged for a while so your all kind of late on that. But Thanks for the hooplah all the same," Madden wrote on Twitter Monday night, after Richie announced the news.

He also Tweeted: "P.s. thats why i love my family and friends. None of them are sources. All good tight lipped people who let us enjoy it! Thanks everybody"

So when can we expect the Richie/Madden wedding to take place? According to Popeater, "Nicole wants to keep the ceremony to close friends and family. It will be traditional with a simple white dress and very private."

The source added, "Both parents want their two beautiful children -- daughter Harlow, 2, and son Sparrow, 5 months -- to be involved in the service where Nicole's famous father Lionel Richie will give her away. However, old BFF Paris Hilton will not be a bridesmaid."

Nicole's dad Lionel is so excited about walking his little girl down the aisle, we just can't wait to see Nicole in a gorgeous wedding gown!