The Apprentice’s co-stars, Harpreet Kaur and Akshay Thakrar, just announced their engagement. Participation in the show didn’t just bring Harpreet the winning title and the financial rewards, but meeting her true love as well. We believe that congratulations are in order for the happy couple.
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How the Couple Met
As previously mentioned, the couple were battling for the prize at the 16th “The Apprentice: You’re Fired” show. The winner was awarded with a £250,000 investment by Lord Alan Sugar. Harpreet, who is 31, was competing with her coffee and cake business “Oh So Yum”. Whereas Akskhay, who is 28, was competing with his marketing agency.
During the show, nobody suspected that there was something going on between the couple. They were focused on winning the prize, and nothing else mattered. As Harpreet once stated: “I’m definitely not in business to make friends. I’m here to make money, and I’m pretty sure Lord Sugar isn’t looking for a new mate.” Akskhay was also only talking about business. He stated how profit has been on his mind his whole life. He even joked about it being his first word as a baby. And he had nothing but words of praise for Lord Sugar, saying how he has always been a role model for him. He admired how he made a fortune from humble beginnings.
And we can certainly say that this was the attitude to go with for Harpreet. She was the one who won the prize, convincing Lord Sugar to invest in her business. This win helped her open her third store, located in Bradford. She stated that this store would be considered her flagship outlet.
The opening ceremony of the store wasn’t only talked about because of the investment and her win, but because it was the couple’s first appearance in public. Up until that point, nobody knew that they were dating.
The couple stated that nothing was going on between them during the show, as they were both concentrating on winning. Only after the show did they agree to go out together. And the rest is history.
It’s so exciting when love finds you when you least expect it. Especially when you’re lucky enough to be successful at both business and love, like our happy couple.
Their Love Life Before They Met
As the happy couple see themselves as business-oriented people, there isn’t much to find out. Before the show they kept their lives private. This is their first public relationship.
How the Engagement Happened
Now, let’s talk about the most breathtaking part – the engagement itself. It all happened on a rooftop somewhere in London around the end of May 2023. And it was all a girl could ever wish for. There were rose petals, candles, lighted pink letters saying “Will you marry me?”, sparklers, etc. It truly was a fairy tale come true. The bride-to-be was wearing a glamourous long bronze dress. Her hair was in curls and her make-up nude and natural-looking. The lucky future groom was wearing a black suit and looking elegant as always.
Soon after he posted the news on TikTok, many fans, as well as other co-stars from the show, started commenting. Some even called it “the wedding of the century.” The bride also commented on how she usually talks to her followers only about business, but had to make it personal this time.
The Most Important Topic: The Engagement Ring
Now let’s talk about the ring.
On Akskhay’s TikTok post , we can see it on Harpreet’s finger. We first get a glance when he goes down on one knee and opens the box. But this shot only shows it from the side. The ring is finally seen in full while the future groom is putting it on his bride’s finger. We can see it again when she’s hugging her man and get a close-up of her hand and the ring.
The ring is from London Diamond Dealer. Its main stone is an elongated cushion clear diamond. This means that the stone is a bit longer than the usual cushion-cut diamond. This will make the stone appear larger, and make it stand out more.
Around the trim of the main stone are numerous smaller diamonds. The ring has only one thin band, making the main stone the star of the show (or in this case, the star of the piece). It’s a halo band, as it has these surrounding small stones on both the ring and around the centerpiece. These smaller stones complement the main stone, and altogether form a complete picture. It seems more put together than having one big stone, that stands alone on a solitaire band.
Since the stone is clear, it will perfectly catch the light and reflect in the sun.
An elegant, timeless piece, it can be combined with any outfit. It also compliments the bride’s simple and elegant style. She will still be able to keep her business edge and look sophisticated while wearing this gorgeous work of art.
How Much’s the Engagement Ring Worth?
Determining the value of this gem would require seeking guidance from Benjamin Khordipour at Estate Diamond Jewelry. Based on the images, it appears to be a carat diamond surrounded by numerous smaller diamonds. The estimated value for such a piece would be $20,000.
Where to Buy Similar Pieces to This Engagement Ring?
In case you’d want to surprise your loved one, here are a few similar pieces to the one that Harpreet Kaur got engaged with:
However, if you wish to get an expert’s opinion on such precious gems and life-long pieces, don’t hesitate to contact our experts at The Wedding Scoop! We know how much this kind of jewelry means to every woman, and want to help you make the best choice. Once again, we wish to congratulate the happy couple. And we can’t wait for the next big engagement, and of course the ring.
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