Lauren Sánchez Says She 'Blacked Out' When Jeff Bezos Proposed with 30-Carat Ring

The Amazon founder popped the question aboard his $500 million yacht in May

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Lauren Sánchez was as blinded and impressed by Jeff Bezosenormous engagement ring as the rest of the world was.

The former TV anchor, 53, recalled the moment the Amazon founder and former CEO popped the question in May aboard his $500 million yacht in a new profile for Vogue’s December issue.

“When he opened the box, I think I blacked out a bit,” Sánchez admitted of the proposal.

She added that Bezos, 59, had hidden the ring under her pillow and she discovered it as she was getting into bed.

Related: Lauren Sánchez Says She's '100 Percent' Looking Forward to 'Being Mrs. Bezos'

As for wedding planning, Sánchez, who, like Bezos, was in the midst of a divorce from her husband of 13 years, Patrick Whitesell, when the two began dating in January 2019, told the outlet that she is taking things slow.

“We’re still thinking about the wedding, what it’s going to be. Is it going to be big? Is it going to be overseas? We don’t know yet. We’ve only been engaged five months!”

<p>Annie Leibovitz</p> Lauren Sánchez and fiancée Jeff Bezos pose for the December issue of 'Vogue'

Annie Leibovitz

Lauren Sánchez and fiancée Jeff Bezos pose for the December issue of 'Vogue'

She has some ideas when it comes to her dress, though.

The mother-of-three listed Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino as some of her favorite fashion houses, but insisted she hasn’t made any real decisions yet as far as a dress. “There’s so many incredible designers!” she said, adding, “Once I get a minute, I’ll slow down.”

Related: Lauren Sánchez Pairs Dazzling Dolce & Gabbana Dress with Diamond Engagement Ring from Jeff Bezos

Following the news of their engagement — and Sánchez wearing the diamond sparkler around Europe early in the summer — jeweler and expert Briony Raymond estimated to PEOPLE that it "appears to feature a spectacular cushion cut diamond in the 25-30 carat range set in an ultra-classic four prong platinum mounting," which Raymond added is "a magnificent ring perfectly suited to her fabulous style."

Raymond also noted that "the diamond appears to be extremely white; based on a clarity commensurate with such a high color grade, I would estimate the cost for such an extraordinary ring to be anywhere from $3 million to upwards of $5 million depending on the exact specifications of the diamond."

<p>Annie Leibovitz</p> Lauren Sánchez poses for the December issue of 'Vogue'

Annie Leibovitz

Lauren Sánchez poses for the December issue of 'Vogue'

Days after Bezos popped the question, a source told PEOPLE that the couple were “on cloud nine — so happy and madly in love,” as they explored Spain and France together. "They have been in a great mood and are obviously enjoying their trip. When they first arrived in Spain, Lauren especially seemed giddy with excitement as they toured the yacht.”

The source added of Sánchez's new jewel, “Her engagement ring is beyond stunning. And huge! She keeps playing with it and looking at it. You can tell she loves it."

<p>Paul Morigi/Getty</p> Lauren Sanchez and Jeff Bezos attend the Staud fashion show during New York Fashion Week

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Lauren Sanchez and Jeff Bezos attend the Staud fashion show during New York Fashion Week

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Since their May engagement, the pair have been jet-setting across the world and enjoying their time together.

They kicked off the celebratory and romantic engagement trip in the South of France before making a stop in Ibiza.

In August, they celebrated their engagement officially with a soirée aboard Bezos’ yacht, which was docked in the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Guests including Bill Gates, Paula Hurd, Kris Jenner, STAUD founder Sarah Staudinger and Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd were among those present to celebrate the soon-to-be husband and wife.

Later that month, they were spotted with Usher, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom in Croatia as they continued their string of summer getaways.

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