After deciding not to show this season in order to prepare for her upcoming wedding , Erin Fetherston told People on Thursday that she and her longtime boyfriend Gabe Saporta have actually been engaged since New Year's Eve .
Saporta popped the question with a Lorraine Schwartz ring that Fetherston helped design. The emerald-cut diamond is set on a platinum band that was "oxidized to give the ring a vintage feeling," Fetherston said. "I love it because it's luminous and romantic with the right amount of edge."
The couple hasn't set a date yet, but Fetherston already knows where she's going to get her wedding gown.
"I will definitely design my own dress," she said, "and my fairy-tale aesthetic will undoubtedly influence the look and feel of the wedding."