Congratulations to Kat Dennings and Andrew W.K. on their engagement.
WandaVision actress, Kat Dennings announced her engagement to Rocker Andrew W.K. on Instagram. The tagline on the photo reads "Don't mind if I do."
How cute is that?
The couple's engagement comes only weeks after they went public as a couple on Instagram. Hey, what can we say? When you know, you just know.
Let's talk about the ring. The center stone appears to be an oval-brilliant cut diamond. It appears to be set between trapezoid-shaped diamonds with a trillion set below that. Of course, the picture is not very clear, so it could be two rows of step-cuts and a smaller accent stone at the bottom.
Creating the Look of Kat Dennings' Engagement Ring:
One of the things that makes Kat Dennings' engagement ring stunning is the way the light wraps around the finger. The cascading effect of the side stones tapers the light and creates a slimming effect.
The Embrace 3-stone setting from Brilliant Earth creates a similar effect. It appears here with an emerald-cut diamond center stone. We chose that option because emerald-cut diamonds are also popular right now.
However, the setting is also available for the most popular diamond shapes. In that case, you aren't stuck with an oval if you prefer a different shape.
And that's good because you don't want to copy Kat Dennings' ring and steal her thunder. You want a ring style that represents your individual sense of style.
Broaden Your Horizons:
The basic design of this Zac Posen 3-stone ring from Blue Nile is similar to the one above. However, the ring shank is wider at the top and tapers as it wraps around the finger.
Many people prefer a slightly wider band and the tapering effect it has on the finger. We chose an oval-shaped diamond for the center stone this time around to keep things interesting.
One of the things we like about this particular ring is the way it looks from a side profile. The cathedral style setting creates a bridge effect that is visually striking.
Of course, the ring is available for the most popular shapes of diamond center stones. That way you can take your pick and create a custom look that is all your own with a style similar to Kat Dennings'.
Add Some Color to Your Life:
Many people prefer non-traditional engagement rings that feature a splash of color. This 3-stone setting from James Allen features trapezoid-shaped diamond accents.
In this case, their client chose a cushion cut blue sapphire weighing 2-carats. Sapphires are a good choice for an engagement ring because they are one of the more durable colored gems.
In fact, the hardness of sapphire is a nine on the Moh's hardness scale. Ruby is also a nine and diamond is ten on the hardness scale.
That might explain why so many people choose rubies and sapphires as alternatives to diamond engagement rings. Lab-grown diamonds are also a popular choice, but be sure to read our tutorial before you buy.
My Son's 3-Stone Engagement Ring:
The engagement ring my son proposed with is the Diana 3-Stone by Brian Gavin. In this case, the accent stones are 4mm green Tsavorite.
My son originally expressed a desire for green emerald accent stones because that is Rebecca's birthstone. However, green emeralds are too soft to be set in a ring that will be worn daily for a lifetime.
We chose green Tsavorite for that reason and nobody can tell the difference. The contrast between the two colors creates a look that is striking and unique.
However, it's the Black by Brian Gavin ultra super ideal cut diamond in the middle that steals the show. Brian Gavin is a fifth-generation diamond cutter who produces the most spectacular looking diamonds I've ever seen.
Cluster Around And See the Incredible Sparkle:
If you're on a budget, then you can create the look of Kat Dennings' engagement ring with a cluster of smaller diamonds. The Nadia Setting by Brilliant Earth accomplishes this feat beautifully.
The cluster of smaller diamonds will create a similar volume of light to that of larger accent stones. However, smaller diamonds cost less than bigger ones, so you'll save some money at the same time.
We also like the overall delicate look of this three stone diamond ring. But don't be fooled by it's dainty appearance because it's build nice and sturdy.
Brilliant Earth makes this setting to accommodate seven different diamond shapes. They also offer an extensive selection of natural and lab-grown diamonds.
Classic Tapered Baguette 3-Stone Setting:
The classic tapered baguette 3-stone setting from Blue Nile is one of the most popular styles of engagement rings. It's pictured here with an oval-shaped diamond in the middle.
This timeless classic is available from Blue Nile for all the most popular diamond shapes. As you can see, the tapered baguettes stretch out across the finger to create the same effect as Kat's ring.
In that case, there are many different ways to create the look without duplicating her ring exactly. Of course, there is nothing wrong with using celebrity engagement ring styles for inspiration.
Which is exactly what we're doing here. At the same time, we want to help you create a look that is all your own. Our Diamond Concierge Service can help you do just that.
3-Stone Setting with Pear-shaped Accents:
However, you can also order the ring for a princess cut center stone. We've also seen this ring style with an oval brilliant in the middle and it is stunning.
As you can see, the combination of the round and pear-shaped diamonds creates the same effect of wrapping light around the finger. It also tends to have a slimming effect on the finger and can make your fingers look long and slender.
Regardless of what ring style you choose, we hope that you'll let us help you pick out the diamond. Our diamond concierge services are free to the public and take the guesswork out of buying an engagement ring.