Former Victoria's Secret Angel Romee Strijd is engaged to her boyfriend of 12 years, and her ring could be worth $400,000

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Romee Strijd is engaged to her boyfriend Laurens van Leeuwen.Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret
  • Former Victoria's Secret Angel Romee Strijd is engaged to her boyfriend Laurens van Leeuwen.

  • Strijd and van Leeuwen have been dating for 12 years and share a 1-year-old daughter.

  • Apeksha Kothari, COO of Rare Carat, says the white diamond ring could be worth around $400,000.

Former Victoria's Secret Angel Romee Strijd is engaged to her long-term boyfriend Laurens van Leeuwen.

The couple, who welcomed their 1-year-old daughter Mint in December 2020, shared the big news via Instagram on Tuesday. Strijd, 26, and van Leeuwen, 31, were on vacation in the Swiss Alps celebrating their 12th anniversary together when he popped the question, People reported.

Strijd, who became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2015, shared photos of the sweet moment, the private setup, and a helicopter that was seemingly there to transport the couple to and from the mountain. The Dutch model wore a white one-piece snowsuit with black detailing and black sunglasses.

In the caption of the post, Strijd wrote: "I said YES," adding the emoji for a ring and a red heart.

Several Victoria's Secret alum have since commented their congratulations on the post, including former Angel Shanina Shaik, who wrote: "Omgggg yay!!! Congratulations my faves !!!! Love you both."

Meanwhile, van Leeuwen shared his own images of the big day via Instagram on Tuesday, showing the couple embracing for a selfie.

He also added a short video clip at the end showing how the engagement spot in the mountain was decorated with flowers and cushions and that the couple had a bottle of champagne to celebrate.

Strijd's ring is also visible in the photos. Apeksha Kothari, the COO of diamond search engine Rare Carat, described the ring to Insider as "a looker, for sure."

According to Kothari, the ring contains a three- to four-carat white diamond. The round brilliance of the ring is "bright white and clean," which she said indicates it is of a "high color and clarity grade."

"The big rock is set in a 'Whisper Thin Trio' setting that has three small accent stones set in the band for just a touch more sparkle," Kothari said. "Overall, I'd estimate this ring to be around $400,000, due to the great quality diamond. The thin band creates the illusion the diamond is almost floating."

Nevertheless, Kothari said it'd be "secure in that gorgeous, minimalistic yellow gold setting."

Representatives for Strijd and van Leeuwen did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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