The traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift is bronze, but it appears Dean McDermott was aiming for something a little sparklier and more high-impact when it came to celebrating his milestone with wife Tori Spelling.
McDermott, who completed rehab after cheating on Spelling last year, gave his wife a vintage ring with multi-colored stones from Neil Lane (as he has done in past years). The hand-engraved, Renaissance-inspired ring is set in 18-carat gold with pear-shaped sapphires, square-cut rubies and greenish yellow peridots.
“Dean wanted to keep tradition and celebrate their anniversary and ‘love story’ with a very special, beautiful ring set in gold — and this one is really cool with lots of color,” Lane tells PEOPLE. “He loved the multi-color and he wanted gems. It’s very stylish and different. He wanted to get a really special jewel, something meaningful –he wanted to show up for Tori with a beautiful ring.”
Apparently the gesture helped thaw some of the chill between Spelling and McDermott. “Dean seemed really excited to give her the ring,” Lane says. “And he texted me and said Tori was thrilled, that she loved it. He said it was her favorite ring of all the years!”
Perhaps it’s a step in the right direction for the troubled pair, whose marriage woes are currently being aired publicly on Lifetime’s True Tori. “[Doing this show], Tori is showing Dean that she’s willing to stay married,” says an insider. “But she’s not going to make it easy for him.”
From appearances at least, it appears as if the strained relationship is slowly but surely repairing itself. McDermott was spotted shopping at Victoria’s Secret this week and Spelling joined him for an intimate sushi dinner at Katsuya on Wednesday night, their actual anniversary.
“I don’t think Tori truly wants to get divorced,” the insider says. “She’s doing whatever she thinks will help her get through this.”