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Dexter's Julie Benz: Her BF put a ring on it!

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Julie Benz's new $80K sparkler

Former Dexter actress Julie Benz just got engaged to her boyfriend of four years. You're going to be so jealous of the huge rock she's sporting.

Love is in the air in Hollywood this summer! This time, former Dexter actress Julie Benz is the one that got the rock. Benz, 39, got engaged over the weekend to her boyfriend of four years, marketing executive Rich Orosco.

Julie Benz's new $80K sparkler

Orosco, 38, popped the question Sunday in the backyard of their Los Angeles home, according to Benz. Their friends arrived afterward to celebrate the engagement with a Mexican fiesta -- complete with a Mariachi band!

"The proposal was simple and beautiful -- and then I was shocked by the pop-up surprise Mexican fiesta engagement party," Benz said. "What girl doesn't want to be serenaded by a Mariachi band surrounded by close friends and family?"

Benz's new fiancé gave her a custom Kwiat cushion-cut diamond set in platinum with a diamond frame and milgrain edge band, according to Us Weekly.

Julie Benz's new $80K sparkler

"Julie has one of the most popular styles in Hollywood right now," jewelry expert Michael O'Connor told the magazine. "A platinum setting with a center diamond surrounded by pave diamonds called a halo. Yet Julie's ring has a vintage flavor since she added platinum milgrain detail to it, ensuring that the diamonds will remain secure. Platinum milgrain was made popular in the early 1900s because it gave the illusion that the diamonds were floating."

The price tag for this flawless ring: $80,000. No, it doesn't top Kim Kardashian's $2 million engagement ring, but we'd take it.

"It was absolutely perfect," Benz told People.

Yep, it sounds pretty perfect to us, too!

Which would you rather have: Kim Kardashian's engagement ring or Julie Benz's?

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