Reality TV personalities Kaity Biggar and Zach Shallcross got engaged during the finale of the reality show “The Bachelor.” Zach, as the bachelor, decided to choose Kaity as his bride-to-be. He got down on one knee and asked the ER nurse to marry him with a stunning oval-cut diamond engagement ring.
Read on to discover how it all went down, their relationship, and the beautiful engagement ring she received.
Proposal on “The Bachelor”
Out of 30 contestants on the reality TV show “The Bachelor,” Kaity Biggar won Season 27 and a proposal from Zach Shallcross. The actor handed out his final rose to Kaity, got down on one knee, and proposed to Kaity on screen—the proposal aired during a live finale event on “The Bachelor” on March 27, 2023.
After the on-screen proposal and the season’s finish, the couple gave an update on their relationship behind the scenes. They confirmed they were in love—the happy couple plans to move together to Austin, Texas, this summer. The newly engaged lovebirds also revealed they plan on getting married in 2025. For now, they want to enjoy each other’s company and discover one another without cameras following their every move.
On the last chance date, during the reality show, Zach revealed that he realized Kaity was the one for him. When he saw her that night, he thought, “It’s you. It’s always been you. And I want to spend the rest of my life with this woman.”
The couple dated for five or six months since their initial meeting at the beginning of Season 27 of “The Bachelor.” Although the show was filmed in Fall 2022, it didn’t air until January 2023. Zach and Kaity shared what hiding in public during the show’s filming was like. Now it’s time for the couple to relax and plan their future together.
Kaity already shared their engagement photos on TikTok, captioning the video with the words “I love loving you.” The response from their co-stars came immediately, with wishes of a lifetime of happiness. The bride-to-be also shared a video on TikTok featuring the moments from the couple’s relationship after the show’s filming had ended. She captioned the video, “A tiny glimpse of the past 4+ months with Zach.” The happy couple can be seen playing video games, dancing, showing affection, goofing around, and spending quality time with each other.
Zach shared that Kaity got his attention from the show’s start and that he knew she was compassionate and kind, always brightening the room. He also mentioned how Kaity supported him while he tested positive for COVID-19. The actor said that was when he knew she cared for him. Even though the couple went through a rough patch during the show, they overcame everything and are happier than ever.
Zach Entered “The Bachelor” With an Open Mind
Before starring in “The Bachelor,” Zach was a contestant in another reality show, “The Bachelorette.” There he had a whirlwind relationship – that had the potential of a sweet romance – with Rachel Recchia. But when that didn’t end well, the actor entered “The Bachelor” with an open mind.
His mindset when filming the show was not to force anything. He came to “The Bachelor” to find his best friend. He admitted, “If you let your heart figure it out, the right thing will happen.” Nothing happens the way you plan it, and this season was a true testament to that, Zach said.
Let’s Hear More About the Ring
“It’s like a huge disco ball.” These were the words Kaity used to describe her engagement ring. The center stone has an oval cut diamond set on a three-sided diamond band. The ring also features a halo of approximately 150 round cut diamonds.
Picking this ring was a straightforward choice for Zach, who said he could picture Kaity wearing it and that it would look beautiful. “There is something about that ring that just caught my attention,” the actor admitted. He added that it wasn’t just about the ring but what it represents, and that’s the commitment they are making to spend the rest of their lives together.
An oval cut diamond ring is famous for its fancy shape; it is unique and elegant. The elongated shape will appear bigger to the naked eye than other diamond shapes of the same carat weight. The elongated body also makes the hand and fingers look slimmer. It has no sharp corners, so it’s not prone to chipping.
Clarity and Color
Due to the oval shape, the inclusions and blemishes are well hidden near the end of the diamond, or where the setting is, so it’s impossible to see any imperfections. Therefore, a clarity rating of SI1 or SI2 (Small Inclusions) will suit most buyers. You can choose a diamond with higher clarity, but there’s no point in doing that because the difference in inclusions won’t be visible to the naked eye.
When talking about color for oval cut diamonds, the most important detail is how the color looks to you. For example, an H color is excellent for this cut. It helps the diamond appear white and goes great with a platinum setting. Kaity’s diamond is set on a platinum band, and the color fits her engagement ring perfectly.
The Halo Setting
Oval cut diamonds are versatile; they look good in almost any setting. But some settings, like a halo, are better suited for this cut. Like the halo of round cut diamonds surrounding Kaity’s center stone, this setting makes the oval cut diamond ring appear even more radiant.
How Much Is the Ring Worth?
Unfortunately, the happy couple keeps Kaity’s ring’s value a secret. The public does know that the diamond’s carat weight is 3.10. It’s also set in a round cut diamond halo on a platinum band. With this information, we contacted The Wedding Jewelry experts for their estimation. They estimated the ring to be worth $…
Talk to a Wedding Expert
Kaity’s beautiful round cut engagement diamond ring set many hearts a-flutter. But these stunning diamond rings aren’t only for famous people. Contact a wedding shopper expert who will help you with the selection process and answer any questions about finding the right ring for the occasion.