Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian got engaged after they made their romantic relationship official back in February this year. Braker is the drummer for the rock band known as ‘Blink 182’, whereas Kardashian is a media personality. In October 2021, he proposed marriage to her at a Santa Barbara hotel with a red-rose fence around them. Then, she shared her engagement news on Instagram with a post with the word ‘forever’ and her ring photograph. On the face of it, she wears one of the most expensive platinum or white gold diamond rings.
It is set with an elongated oval-shaped diamond at the center and a delicate group of diamond accents around the centerpiece. The gemstones are set on platinum or white gold. The US media has already come up with a nickname for the couple ‘Kravis’, a portmanteau of Kardashian and Travis. Now, the same nickname also extends to the ring.
It signals another major shift in engagement jewelry trends. Rold gold rings have been having a moment in the last decade. On the other hand, yellow gold bands are starting to have a resurgence in popularity.
Do not let the big stone at the center of the ring make you feel that the jewelry piece is over the top. The jewelry industry claims that it is still an understated and elegant style. It is not as dramatic as platinum and white gold engagement rings with diamond halos or smaller stones set around bigger centerpieces.
The metal band is set with an oval cut diamond and dainty pave diamonds, which contribute to a clean and simple engagement ring style. The ring is worth $500,000 to $1,000,000, according to an industry estimate.
Some in the industry also feel that the oval cut stone is a strategic addition to the ring. A customer usually favors the elongated diamond shape as it makes their engagement ring finger appear longer. This gives the impression of a bigger diamond, even as the carat weight remains the same.
The elongated oval stone is regarded as a conventional style, which appears to be an unexpected choice for this punk-savvy American couple. It has not been as traditional or popular as the round brilliant diamond shape. Nevertheless, for a much more distinctive shape with a sophisticated and classic look, this oval stone is still a great option. The diamond shape is understated and versatile versus other diamond cuts.