Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding's fiance had to tell her to be quiet before he could get a word in edgeways and ask her to marry him.
The 29-year-old singer said the couple sent the engagement ring to a jeweller's to have dozens of tiny diamonds added to it.
She told Hello! Magazine it was like "pimp my ring".
Tom Crane said proposing on New Year's Eve was not a straightforward job.
He said: "The New Year's celebrations were gearing up and Sarah was chattering away, so much so that I had to say to her in the end, 'Will you just be quiet for a second and listen to me'.
"I pulled the ring out of my pocket, which I was amazed she hadn't spotted because it was in a big old box -- got on one knee and asked her to marry me."