Rider Strong of 'Boy Meets World' engaged, designed ring (Photos)

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, December 27, 2012

14 of 16: Rider Strong of 'Boy Meets World' fame designed this ring for Alexandra Barreto and proposed to her on Dec. 23, 2012, according to a statement via his rep to OTRC.com on December 27.

'I spent weeks making the ring in secret,' the actor said. '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.' ( Photo / Rider Strong)

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