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Strong also said he designed her engagement ring and that it took him weeks, adding: 'I found an old-school jeweler who works out of his basement in Echo Park and asked him to teach me how to do a lost wax casting (it took a while to convince him I didn't want to become an apprentice jeweler -- I only wanted to make this one ring).'
'My brother and I write together at his loft in downtown LA, so I was able to set up a workspace there,' he added. 'I carved the ring out of wax, and then cast it in white gold. I had my dad make a wooden ring box for me. My dad made my mom's ring, so I was following in his footsteps.'
(Pictured: Rider Strong and Alexandra Barreto appear in a photo the actor's rep provided on Dec. 27, 2012, the day he announced the two are engaged. / The engagement ring Rider Strong designed for his fiancee.) (Rider Strong)