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A Closer Look at Kourtney Kardashian’s Engagement Ring

Want to shine like a Kardashian? Join us as we explore Kourtney Kardashian’s stunning sparkler.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker smiling after the proposal.

Congratulations are in order for the newly engaged, pop-punk couple! Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker got down on one knee and proposed to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, Kourtney Kardashian, in October 2021. Everything about the evening was nothing short of perfect and romantic. And we definitely can’t wait to see their wedding.

Rumors were confirmed at the beginning of 2021 after paparazzi footage of the two stars surfaced, the lovebirds were spotted enjoying each other’s company while out to dinner. However, while their relationship might seem relatively new to some, the pair have actually been longtime pals and neighbors.

Unlike her famous sisters who enjoy the spotlight, Kourt is usually pretty private about her love life. But this time around, she’s been doing things a lot different with her musician bae from many public displays of affection to new ink and more. Fans have loved watching their love blossom all over social media from the day they became ‘Instagram official’.

Kourtney Kardashian’s Engagement Ring Pictures

Naturally, everything about the proposal was absolutely breathtaking. From the heart-shaped display of red roses and candles at a beachfront hotel in California to the post-engagement dinner, where the couple was joined by their close friends and family. And of course, the spectacular ring!

After the news traveled around the world, Kourtney later confirmed the couple’s engagement on social media by posting one of their sweetest moments from the evening and captioned the post, “Forever”. Luckily for us, we got to get a closer glimpse of the romantic occasion when more stunning photos were posted, including Kourtney’s incredible rock on her left hand.

Kourtney Kardashian’s Engagement Ring Pictures

What Diamond Shape is Kourtney Kardashian’s Engagement Ring?

The center stone on Kourtney’s engagement ring is an oval-cut diamond. 

Kourtney Kardashian’s Engagement Ring

Insiders revealed that Travis Barker worked closely with a bespoke jewelry designer to create Kourtney’s gorgeous showstopper. Her ring includes an elongated oval-shaped solitaire diamond sitting upon a slim white-gold or platinum pavé band. 

While the eldest Kardashian sister has always been about “less is more”, it’s no wonder that her engagement ring is both simple and clean. 

And, since this is Kourtney’s first engagement, it goes without saying that this is a huge deal. Kardashian’s massive diamond sparkler is estimated to be between 10 and 12 carats and around $1M. But, you can now get a ring just like it (for a lot less) only at JamesAllen.com.

Oval engagement rings

Oval engagement rings are a stunning choice and appeal to a variety of brides. One of the many reasons why oval-shaped engagement rings are becoming increasingly popular is because it not only lengthens the finger but also gives the appearance of a larger diamond. 

An oval cut diamond is actually very much underestimated even though they are versatile and distinctive, compared to other diamond shapes.  

Oval-shaped diamonds pair perfectly with almost every setting and are perfect for the person who is looking for a timeless ring with a touch of individuality.

Kourtney Kardashian’s Engagement Ring Lookalike 

If you’re inspired by the future Mrs. Barker’s engagement ring and want to mimic her simplistic style, you’ve come to the right place! The ring is not a complicated one to replicate, due to its classic and sophisticated appearance. 

At James Allen, we have designed a very similar and elegant diamond ring, highlighting the oval cut diamond. However, made with a smaller carat weight allowing the price to perfectly suit your budget. 

14K White Gold Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

This French Cut pavé diamond engagement ring has been designed to maximize the amount of light that hits the diamonds from all sides. The custom-tailored prongs are set into the ring’s shank, allowing a variety of bands to sit flush with the engagement ring. This ring is a very close match to what Kourtney has. However, you can also customize this ring in our ring studio with any diamond shape to suit your personal style. 

This stunning ring is also available in various metal types (White Gold, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold And Platinum), and can be fitted with a lab-created or earth-created diamond. 

Kourtney And Travis’s Engagement Pictures

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5 Reasons Why Oval Cut Diamonds Are So Timeless And Trendy

Oval diamonds are not just brilliant and dazzling, they have many other advantages too. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons this shape is so popular. 

  1. Contemporary – oval cut diamonds have indeed been around for centuries, however it wasn’t until the late 1950s that the modern oval cut became an addition to diamond engagement rings. Invented by expert diamond cutter Lazare Kaplan of Russia, this cut elongates that traditional round shape. Oval cut diamonds lack sharp angles, which makes them less vulnerable to chipping, compared to other shapes. 
  1. More Affordable – oval cut diamonds are considered to be one of the “fancy shaped diamonds”. This means that a fancy shaped diamond is any type of diamond that is not a round brilliant diamond. All fancy shaped diamonds, including oval diamonds, are more affordable than round diamonds.
  1. Another advantage of oval cut diamonds is their timeless, yet still eye-catching style. Oval diamonds are quite classic and sophisticated. Visually, they’re similar to round diamond gemstones, with their elegant, rounded shape. Yet, their elongated look is just different enough to give them a striking, unique look that makes them stand out. 
  1. Versatile one of the reasons as to why oval diamonds have spiked in popularity, is due to the fact that the shape of the diamond suits a wide variety of ring designs. Whether you’re wanting to go for the minimalist solitaire setting on a delicate band, or opt for a more romantic design that includes Pavé embellishments, the wide selection of styles truly allows for something for everyone. 
  1. Unique did you know that the oval cut diamond is not just unique in design but also in cut? This is because every oval diamond possesses its own individual length and width. The length to width ratio ultimately reveals how long and thin or wide and round your oval diamond will be. Now, this may sound very complicated but in actual fact it is only the length measurement of a diamond divided by its width. Many experts say that the ideal length-to-width ratio of an oval is 1.35-1.50. A diamond that falls within this range will not be too round, or too pointy! The perfect, elongated oval shape helps give the illusion of greater length on a finger. 

We’re Here To Help 

Buying an engagement ring comes with stress, questions, and a lot of second-guessing. At James Allen, we’re here to offer you 100% free advice and will assist you in understanding the best diamond quality for your budget and unique preferences. 

Contact our customer service team and chat with non-commissioned diamond and jewelry experts 24-7 regarding any questions you have about the ring-buying process.

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Tarryn Snoyman

Tarryn is a content writer by day and a criminology enthusiast by night.

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9 Fall Proposal Ideas For The COVID Era

Use these customer-tested fall proposal ideas to plan your perfect autumn engagement! These 9 tried-and-true COVID-safe proposals work perfectly even while socially distancing.

Fall Proposal Ideas: giggling newly-engaged couple holding red umbrellas in pouring rain

Looking for fall proposal ideas that go along with your mask-wearing, hand-sanitizing 2020 lifestyle? Our customers have done it best. It’s not exactly the time for a vacation proposal, but here are 9 successful, COVID-safe ways to propose to your partner this autumn. Trust us, it’s totally possible to stay safe and fully enjoy the season!

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Take a day trip to the beach

Don’t mind the weather! It’s fall, but that doesn’t mean that the weather is bad everywhere. Search for your favorite day trip destinations and look for a window of good weather. Once you get it, don’t wait! You’ll get the perfect proposal location, and gorgeous engagement photos to boot.

Jeremiah + Marina’s
Fall Proposal Idea

Fall Proposal Ideas: man proposing to his girlfriend on a sandy beach

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14K White Gold Bird Of Paradise Engagement Ring

Embrace the rain

It’s autumn! And with autumn comes unpredictable weather. If you just can’t wait for that rare day of sunshine, then it’s time to embrace the splish-splashy beauty of the season. Even drizzle can be beautiful, as long as you’re proposing to your partner. 

Alexander + Kalpani’s
Fall Proposal Idea

Alexander and Kalpani's Fall Proposal Idea

Tapered Pavé
Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Tapered Pave Engagement Ring

Carve your initials into a tree

Robyn and Katie created a proposal time capsule in their favorite park. A year after carving their initials into a heart on a tree, Robyn carved “Will you marry me?” above their heart. Fall was the perfect season to enjoy the golden foliage. And now they have the most romantic spot to celebrate their love for years to come.

Robyn + Katie’s
Fall Proposal Idea

Fall Proposal Ideas: a woman proposes to her girlfriend by carving "Marry Me?" into a tree.

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Throw a surprise “photoshoot”

Keep it intimate and personal. Propose at home! Do as Christopher did: plan an at-home date night. While you’re waiting for the food to cook, start “goofing around” and taking pictures. You’ll capture the exact moment your partner realizes this isn’t a normal date night!

Christopher + Latrece’s
Fall Proposal Idea

Christopher and Latrece's Fall Proposal Idea

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14K Yellow Gold Channel Set Princess Shaped Engagement Ring

Take a hike

Is there anything better than fall foliage? Go for a short hike to your favorite location. Even better – hire a hidden photographer to wait for you at your designated proposal site. Your autumn engagement will be captured beautifully!

Josh + Rachel’s
Fall Proposal Idea

Fall Proposal Ideas: a newly-engaged couple smiles against a background of autumn foliage.

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Embrace the bluster!

If you both love the beach, then a choppy fall ocean is a breathtaking backdrop to your engagement. Bring along your friends. As they’re distracting your partner by “taking selfies,” pull out the ring. As you catch your partner off-guard with your proposal, they’ll redirect their cameras to capture your special moment! 

Tu + Ana’s
Fall Proposal Idea

Fall Proposal Ideas: a man proposing on one knee on a windy coastal cliff.

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14K White Gold Cathedral Star Engagement Ring

Stage “holiday family photos”

Fall is the perfect time to pull off this proposal: pretend you’re taking family holiday photos. You’ll ensure everyone looks their best and all your loved ones will be present! 

Bhavin + Lonna’s
Fall Proposal Idea

Fall Proposal Ideas: a man on one knee, proposing to his girlfriend with the Washington Memorial in the background.

Pear Pavé Halo
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14K Rose Gold Pave Halo Diamond Engagement Ring (Pear Center)

Visit the Botanical Gardens

Take advantage of your beautifully maintained local destinations. Your town’s botanical gardens will make the perfect backdrop for your engagement photos. Call ahead of time to enlist their help.

Antonio + Miriam’s
Fall Proposal Idea

Fall Proposal Ideas: A newly-engaged, mask-wearing couple show off their sparkling engagement ring.

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14K Rose Gold Marquise Shape Three Stone Ring

Stage a backyard proposal

This one’s perfect for social distancing – it’s local and outdoors! Decorate your backyard into the proposal location of your dreams. You can even invite a few family members and friends over, as long as they wear masks. 

Frank + April’s
Fall Proposal Idea

Fall Proposal Ideas: a man on one knee, proposing to his girlfriend in his backyard in front of a pink balloon arch.

Oval Halo
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14K White Gold Pave Halo Diamond Engagement Ring (Oval Center)

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Using Pinterest to Find Your Partner’s Dream Ring

Trying to figure out your partner’s taste in engagement rings while hiding the fact that you’re ring shopping? If they use Pinterest (and they probably do), here’s how to make it your secret weapon in the search for that dream ring.

Using Pinterest to Find Your Partner’s Dream Ring

Pinterest is a brainstormer’s utopia, which is why it’s used by TONS of ring enthusiasts to virtually window shop. When your partner uses Pinterest (if they don’t, give them a nudge!), you have front-row access to exactly the rings they love. And remember, you can contact our customer service team at any time for hands-on help. 

DISCOVER THEIR STYLE

Quickly identify your partner’s ring style by identifying trends on their Pinterest boards. As you browse their ring pins, ask yourself which ring characteristics show up most often:

  • Type of setting (pavé, solitaire, halo…)
  • Ring metal (rose/white/yellow gold…)
  • Diamond cut (round, emerald, oval…)

Head to James Allen’s Engagement Ring board and easily search rings by your partner’s fav categories. Once you’ve collected your ring inspo, save the pins to a secret board (more on that below). Share them with our customer service team and within minutes they’ll help you pin-point THE ring!

Next up: how to get Pin-spired without raising any ring-shopping suspicions.

Triple Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring

14K Rose Gold Triple Diamond Engagement Ring

“I took all of the best elements from my fiancée’s Pinterest and combined them into this ring. She is absolutely over the moon with it.”

-Quincy B.

FOLLOW ANONYMOUSLY

To follow your partner without them knowing:

  1. Create a Pinterest account using a non-specific username and a first name/last name that’s not your own.
  2. Search for your partner by their email address (or Pinterest username if you know it)
  3. Go into their profile and click “See all boards”
  4. Choose the relevant engagement ring-related board and click “follow.” 
  5. All the pins you follow will appear in the “following” tab at the top of the page.

Split Shank Solitaire Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Split Shank Double Claw Solitaire Engagement Ring

“When the time was right I scoured her Pinterest page looking at photos she had collected over the years. Through these pictures I had an idea of what she liked.”

– Zachary T.

SAVE THEIR RINGS

Once you’re following your partner, it’s super convenient to save all their relevant pins in one location. You can do this by saving their pins to your own secret board, or you can download their pins and save them on your computer – or both!

How to save rings to a SECRET board

To ensure everything stays private, all you have to do is make your board secret. Just click on the pencil icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the board tile. A pop-up will appear. Scroll down and activate the option “keep this board secret.”

If your partner visits your profile, they won’t be able to see any of your saved pins on this secret board. Your secret will be safe.

Vintage Filigree Engagement Ring

14K Yellow Gold Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring

“I immediately was drawn to one ring that I had seen on my girlfriend’s Pinterest page once… I knew it was perfect for her and she absolutely loves it!”

– Zahnlecker M.

COLLABORATE WITH FRIENDS/FAMILY

How can you use Pinterest to collaborate with your partner’s friends and family? Invite them to pin to your ring board and comment on the rings you’ve found!

To get input from the people who know your partner’s tastes best, first search for your ring helpers via username or email – but don’t follow them. (If you do follow them, anyone can see you’re connected.) Then, invite them to collaborate on your secret board.

Once they accept, your partners-in-crime can help by adding ring pins and commenting directly on specific rings.

Entangled Vines Engagement Ring

14K Rose Gold Entangled Vines Engagement Ring

“My fiancée had a specific ring in mind (Which she made very well known via Pinterest) and James Allen was one of only a handful of online retailers to carry this specific design.”

– Curtis M.

FIND SIMILAR RINGS

Found a James Allen ring on Pinterest that looks almost perfect, but not quite? Open the pin and enlarge the ring to see similar-looking rings.

Our legendary customer service team is also an incredible resource. They’re available 24/7 – and super responsive! Reach out and you’ll be chatting with them within minutes. They’re fantastic at helping to narrow down ring options once you’ve got an idea of your partner’s style.

Cushion Outline Halo Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Cushion Outline Roll Over Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

“I was on my fiancée’s Pinterest and saw a ring from James Allen…Now everyone she comes into contact with always asks about her ring and the compliments never stop!”

-Brandon M.

DO YOUR RESEARCH

So now you’re an expert, buff up your ring expertise by following James Allen Rings on Pinterest. Get the most info for your follows by starting with these James Allen Pinterest boards that are chock-full of educational advice:

Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

“I noticed that 90% of her rings on Pinterest had pavé bands, so I found a really nice diamond and put the ring together. She loves it.”

-Keith G.

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Rachel is an unabashed linguistics fanatic who can identify the ancient Greek root of any word. She promises not to spray you with Windex.

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Shining White Gold Engagement Rings

White gold engagement rings are a beautiful and more affordable alternative to platinum rings.

oval pave halo white gold engagement ring

White gold is yellow gold alloyed with other elements, which gives it a silvery color similar to platinum. 14k white gold is a great choice for engagement rings; it’s more durable than 18k gold and is less likely to show some of its natural yellow colors over time.

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Benefits of White Gold Engagement Rings

1. White gold has the overall look of platinum, which means its luster highlights the brilliance of diamonds.

French Cut Pavé Engagement Ring

18K White Gold French Cut Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
2. In general, white gold is also significantly less expensive than platinum.

Cross Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring

14K White Gold 3.3mm Cross Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring
3. White gold is a lighter weight metal than platinum, which makes it more comfortable to wear.

Twin Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring

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4. Gold does not corrode, tarnish, or rust, so it can be counted on to provide lasting beauty.

Graduated Pavé Swirl Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Graduated Pave Swirl Engagement Ring
5. Due to the malleability of certain karat counts of white gold, the metal can be easier to engrave and detail.

Diamond Filigree Vintage Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring

Shining White Gold Engagement Rings

Three-Stone Princess Engagement Ring

From the princess cut square diamonds to the tiara of pavé lining the band, this ring is completely royal.

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Bypass Solitaire Engagement Ring

A modern and dreamy interpretation of a classic solitaire ring that cradles its center diamond with love.

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Thin Channel-Set Engagement Ring

This channel-set ring glitters with grace. Round brilliant stones grooved into the band catch an extraordinary amount of light.

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Ready to design your own white gold engagement ring? Get started.

Check out our engagement ring style series for more expert ring info!

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