Kourtney Kardashian was presented with her engagement ring in October 2021 on a beautiful beach at the Rosewood Miramar Beach hotel in Montecito, California. Even though Kourtney accidentally broke the ring just months after the proposal, it was back on her finger for the wedding. Here’s everything you need to know about this stunning piece of jewelry.
Details on Kourtney Kardashian’s Engagement Ring
The ring Travis Barker bought Kourtney was just as impressive as the highly-anticipated proposal. A few days after the photos of the stunning heart-shaped arrangement of roses and candles circulated around the world, fans saw a close-up photo of Kourtney Kardashian’s engagement ring on her Instagram profile.
The ring is an elongated oval-shaped solitaire diamond set on a white gold or platinum band. Like most celebrity rings, Kourtney Kardashian’s engagement ring is custom-made. Naturally, Travis contributed to the process, but it’s rumored that the ring is the work of bespoke high jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz, famous for her oval-shaped rings.
Now we’ll talk about the details in more depth.
Cut and Shape
With their timeless beauty, blinding sparkle, and elegant shape, it’s no wonder that oval-cut diamond rings are popular among celebrities. Besides Kourtney Kardashian, oval-cut diamond engagement rings embellish the fingers of Blake Lively, Ariana Grande, Hailey Bieber, and Jasmine Tookes.
With each oval-cut diamond varying in length and width, they are a great choice if you want a gorgeous and unique engagement ring for your future spouse. Moreover, you can position the stone in many different ways to make your ring even more unique, which is something a round diamond doesn’t offer.
Kourtney Kardashian’s ring is estimated to be between 10 and 12 carats. The number of carats of an oval diamond plays a less important role than round diamonds of the same weight. The oval shape makes them look bigger. For that reason, they’re a great choice if you want to tighten your budget without compromising on the bling.
Although many people think that diamonds are completely transparent, most of them have impurities that give them a slightly yellow, gray, or brown color. This shouldn’t be a problem if you opt for a band color that complements the diamond. However, if you want to express your love for your significant other in the most extravagant way, look for completely clear diamonds since they’re the most valuable.
Although we haven’t seen Kourtney Kardashian’s ring ourselves, according to Benjamin Khardipour, an experienced specialist at Estate Diamond Jewelry, it seems to be of D or E color, which is the rarest and most expensive kind.
Regarding Kourtney Kardashian’s engagement ring clarity, we can’t say much either. To estimate the exact clarity level, you’d need to have the diamond examined by professional equipment. To the naked eye, most diamonds look clear. When choosing your ring, therefore, be sure to consult with a trustworthy seller.
Setting and Band
Oval-shaped diamonds are versatile and suit many different settings. This is one of the reasons why they’re always in fashion and complement a growing range of ring styles and designs. For Kourtney Kardashian, Travis chose a solitaire diamond, pave set on either of a white gold or platinum band. The ring’s band is extremely thin, giving the illusion that the diamond is floating on the finger.
In all likelihood, there’s a hidden halo under the main diamond. Together with tiny diamonds pave set along the band, they add sparkle to the ring’s center stone and make it even more stunning.
Kourtney Kardashian’s Engagement Ring Cost
Naturally, the price of the ring is usually the first thing anyone asks. However, celebrities rarely disclose the exact price of the ring to the public. Furthermore, unlike other elements of the ring that can be easily assessed, the price of a diamond ring is something only a professional can estimate.
That’s why we reached out to Benjamin Khardipour again, as has the skills to estimate the price of any ring. According to him, Kourtney Kardashian’s engagement ring is worth around $1 million. Hence, her dismay when she accidentally stepped on it.
In addition to the engagement ring, Kourtney also wears a wedding band that’s a simpler Lorraine Schwartz piece of 1.40-carat diamonds set on a 3mm platinum band. It matches Travis’ 4mm platinum eternity band with diamonds weighing 2 carats. They’re both worth considerably less than the engagement ring at $12,500 and $17,500, but go perfectly with the engagement ring.
History of the Proposal of Courtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian has received marriage proposals in the past. Years after popping the question, an American media personality and Kourtney’s first romance, Scott Disick, disclosed this information during an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2017. Despite having three children together, the couple didn’t wed and never spoke about it again.
In March 2018, a French-Algerian model and Kourtney’s then-boyfriend, Younes Bendjima, was spotted buying an engagement ring at Giantto jewelry store in Tarzana, Los Angeles. The proposal remained a mystery and the couple eventually ended their on-and-off relationship in 2020.
American musician Travis Barker is the only one who managed to reach the wedding stage with the elusive socialite. And not once, but three times!
The Blink 182 drummer made several appearances on the Kardashians’ TV show. Living in the same area, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker knew each other for many years before they started dating in 2020 and officially announced their relationship at the beginning of 2021.
The rose-covered beachside proposal took place on October 17th, the anniversary of the day they first hung out, according to Barker. It was also set in their favorite place, and Barker allowed filming under the conditions that neither of them saw a single camera.
A “practice” Vegas chapel wedding in April 2022 followed the proposal. A month later, they got married legally in a courthouse in Santa Barbara, California. Barely a week later, the couple tied the knot for the third time during their weekend trip to Italy. The ceremony took place in L’Olivetta, a villa in Portofino, and the reception was held at Castello Brown.
Buy Similar Rings
Kourtney Kardashian’s engagement ring is a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. If you fell in love with it at first sight and wish to purchase something similar, plenty of rings resemble Kourtney’s in terms of appearance, style, and cut. Here are 10 far more affordable rings that will surely take your breath away.
- Shahla Karimi Rail-less Oval Ring
If you want a similar ring without the additional bling, this rail-less oval ring is the ideal choice. You can go up to 4 carats and have a 14k white gold band that resembles Kourtney’s ring. The solitaire oval-cut stone is set in claw prongs. Additionally, the lack of a rail lets you capture the brilliant oval diamond from all sides. The ring has a simple but modern look that will suit every finger.
- Estate Diamond Jewelry Bel Air Ring
The Bel Air ring is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a similar ring that still falls into the expensive range. This dazzling ring features a 3.02-carat oval-shaped rose-cut diamond that’s certified by GIA. The stone is of I color and VS2 clarity, which is ideal for a less expensive sparkler. Set in prongs, the main stone is decorated with additional diamonds. Together with micro-pave-set diamonds along the band, they only add to this platinum ring’s beauty. Although it’s less expensive than Kourtney’s ring, it’s still an impressive piece that your bride-to-be will love.
- Angara Oval Diamond Infinity Twist Shank Ring
If you wish to add more details to your oval-shaped diamond ring, look no further than this oval diamond ring with a twisted shank. The infinity sign on each side of the diamond is the perfect way to show your immeasurable love. The shank strikes an elegant balance between the 3/4-carat prong-set stone of H color and SI2 clarity. The ring is crafted in 14k white gold and will surely make everyone gasp.
- Estate Diamond Jewelry Norwell Ring
With this Norwell ring on your finger, you’ll surely turn every head in the room. The main stone is an oval rose-cut diamond weighing 1.55 carats. It’s of I color and VS1 clarity, which looks gorgeous against the ring’s platinum band. Additional round brilliant diamonds on the shoulders, shank, under-gallery, and the prongs in which the center stone is set make the ring sparkle even more. Of course, the main diamond is smaller than Kourtney Kardashian’s. But for this price, you won’t be able to resist purchasing this beautiful ring for your loved one.
- Brilliant Earth Luxe Viviana Diamond Engagement Ring
You can have a ring just like Kourtney’s for a lower price if you consider this Brilliant Earth oval diamond engagement ring. This oval-shaped diamond of up to 5 carats is set in claw prongs. There are also scalloped pave-set diamonds that go most of the way along the band. More diamonds decorate the under-gallery and the prongs, which makes the ring sparkle from all angles.
- Tiffany & Co. Oval Brilliant Engagement Ring
If you want to buy a ring from a known brand, take a look at this Tiffany & Co. oval engagement ring. The ring features an oval-cut brilliant diamond set in prongs. If desired, you can increase its weight up to 2.2 carats. Like Kourtney’s ring, there are micro-pave-set diamonds along the shank that lend this ring a stunning yet simple look. If you’re of the opinion that Kourtney’s ring is platinum, you’ll be happy to know that this stunning piece is crafted in platinum as well.
- Graff Icon Oval Diamond Engagement Ring
If you feel like one diamond is insufficient, try looking at this Graff oval engagement ring with a halo of additional pave diamonds. They surround the oval-cut diamond in the center, which weighs 0.72 carats. The ring is designed in white gold by Graff’s professionals, and each diamond is crafted to perfection. Rest assured. You’ll certainly get your money’s worth here.
- Zac Zac Posen Oval Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring
If you love antique jewelry but still want it to resemble Kourtney Kardashian’s engagement ring, this vintage diamond ring is an ideal choice. The center oval-cut stone of this vintage ring is surrounded by a halo of diamonds that emphasize its shine. There are additional baguette-cut diamonds on each side and more diamonds on the under-gallery and the shank of this 14k-white-gold ring. It’s a real spectacle for vintage ring lovers, and you won’t regret buying it.
- Moissanite Forever Classic Oval Engagement Ring
For those who wish to have a replica of Kourtney Kardashian’s engagement ring but with a unique band, take a look at this Etsy engagement ring. The oval diamond weighs 2 carats and is of D-E-F color and VS1 clarity. The side stones can be either diamonds of 0.12 carats, D-E-F clarity, and VS clarity, or moissanite. The ring is crafted in 14k white gold and features milgrain.
- Oval Diamond Engagement Ring with Bezel-Set Accents
For those who want a ring with the same impressive oval-shaped diamond but a shank that’s decorated differently, this ring with bezel-set accents is a must. In addition to the oval-cut diamond in the center, bezel-set diamonds feature on each shoulder of this 14k white-gold ring. As a finishing touch, flower motifs are also on the under-gallery, decorated with a diamond and milgrain.
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