Miley Cyrus and “Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth are engaged after three years of dating, their reps have confirmed.
“I’m so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam,” said Cyrus, 19.
Australian actor Hemsworth, 22, who met Miley when they co-starred in “The Last Song” in 2009, proposed on May 31 with a 3.5-carat engagement diamond ring from jeweler Neil Lane.
Cyrus is currently in the studio working on a new album, while Hemsworth is currently filming “Empire State” in New Orleans.
He’ll also be shooting “Paranoia” with Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman before beginning production on the second “Hunger Games” installment.
When Hemsworth approached Neil Lane to create the custom engagement ring, he wanted “something unusual,” Lane told PEOPLE. “Something really beautiful and romantic.”
What he got was a 3.5-carat, cushion-cut diamond ring, handcrafted in 18-karat gold with intricately carved diamond floral motifs in an art nouveau pattern – and the center stone is an antique dating back to the late 19th century.
“It was hand-cut around 1880 or 1890 and it’s unique and in its original form,” Lane says of the Miley Cyrus engagement ring. “At that time no two diamonds were alike, as they were all hand-cut, so it’s fascinating to look at because it hasn’t been re-cut to look contemporary over the years. I find that really romantic.”
Lane sculpted the gold setting so that it would fit the shape of the diamond, and then set smaller diamonds in the gold to highlight the main stone.
“It’s a contemporary design based on vintage aesthetics,” he says. “The light flashes and sparkles no matter where Miley moves her hand.”
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