Leighton Meester & adam brody tie the knot

Leighton Meester, or shall we say Mrs. Cohen, shocked her fans by secretly tying the knot with Adam Brody earlier this year. Adam couldn’t keep quite about the marriage during a paparazzi encounter, replying to the marriage rumors with a “Yeah.” Very subtle.

For the very first time on Thursday, Leighton debut her bedazzling diamond engagement ring at a press conference in NYC for her upcoming Broadway spectacle ‘Of Mice and Men’. Leighton is rocking one giant unique rock!

Leighton looks happier than ever posing between her two male co-stars, James Franco and Chris O’Dowd. We hope her marriage with Mr. Brody is going just as smoothly as her on-television romance with Chuck Bass, just kidding!

If Brody picked out this ring for Leighton, Bravo.


Johnny Depp and his Carats!

Johnny Depp was in Beijing on Monday March 31st dazzling the crowd with his diamond engagement ring. When asked about his engagement with Amber Heard, Johnny stated, “The fact that I’m wearing a chick’s ring on my finger is probably a dead giveaway. Not very subtle.” We’re loving the diamond Johnny!
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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attended the 2014 Texas Film Festival together on March 6th. The normally shy couple were not afraid of walking the red carpet together and showing some PDA. Amber Heard took home a Texas Film Award that night, congratulations Amber!

More importantly, Amber Heard was undoubtedly noticed for her dazzling new engagement ring. Some say its bigger than Angelina’s! Rumor has it Amber’s white oval unique diamond ring is estimated to be 5 carats and may cost anywhere between $78,000-$100,000.
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Just last month, Johnny and Amber attended the ’3 days to kill’ premiere together. Things seem to be getting serious for the couple, It has been reported they have been discussing wedding plans for weeks. We couldn’t be happier for the beautiful duo.Amber heard

Ashlee Simpson; second times the charm!


Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross celebrated their engagement on Wednesday March 26th. According to multiple news sources online, Ashlee did not disappoint when it came to throwing a unique and extravagant engagement party. We’re sure this guest list included lots of hollywood stars and sounds like a lot of fun for everyone who attended.

Ahslee Simpson was wearing a large feathered headpiece while Evan Ross was sporting a large fur coat. Being the son of Diana Ross, we expected no less from Evan.
Ashlee tweeted this picture of the occasion stating, “What an amazing engagement party with all of our loved ones! We gettin’ married :)
Ashlee is rocking a unique five-carat Neil Lane Diamond Ring set in platinum and gold and made up of over 140 white diamonds accented by small rubies. The designer Neil Lane told People magazine, “He didn’t want anything traditional. When he saw it, his eyes widened and that was it.”
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We think this ring is perfect for Ashlee. The vintage look suites Ashlee perfectly and was customized personally by Evan with Neil Lane.

Keeping up with the Karatz!

Kim KardashianKeeping up with the Karatz! Kim Kardashian was recently engaged to Rapper/singer Kanye West. This has been a great year for the reality star with her healthy beautiful baby and now wedding plans!

The ring was specially made/designed for Kim by Kanye also honoring their daughter North West by having the center diamond point north. The dazzling 15-carat cushion-cut diamond engagement ring was designed by Kims close friend Lorraine Schwartz, “I showed him a lot of stones. He picked a perfect diamond, a D flawless,” she also mentions “He was really on top of every aspect of the design, wanting a certain northwest design on the ring, a compass style,”Lorraine revealed in an interview with Extra TV at Gabrielle’s Angel Foundations Angel Ball in NYC on Oct. 29.

This ring has been reported to cost around 8 million dollars, yeah you could say that again! 8 million dollars for an engagement ring? If you have it and she worth it go for it! Put expense aside this ring really does represent love and has a strong and positive symbol for the couple!

Barkev’s Oscar Inspiration


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Jennifer Lawrence looked no less than ravishing at the 2014 Oscars. Her fitted red Dior sleeveless couture dress flowed magically as she walked down the red carpet. We couldn’t help but notice her 2 million dollar 100 carat Neil Lane … Continue reading

The Genie in a Bottle Has a Ring on Her Finger!

The Genie in a Bottle Has a Ring on Her Finger!Valentine’s Day is an extraordinarily busy day for jewelers in the United States when, on average, more than 200,000 couples get engaged. It’s an awful lot of engagement rings, almost a quarter-million!

On Valentine’s Day 2014, one particular engagement stole the limelight, however, when Hollywood production assistant Matthew Rutler proposed to the Princess of Pop, Christina Aguilera.

Christina tweeted a photo of her gigantic new ring the evening of the 14th by Rutler, it features nine multi-colored gemstones, each selected for its symbolic meaning, set beneath a large diamond. The band is woven with diamonds, signifying how the 33 year-old Aguilera and Rutler’s paths crossed, and how their bond will grow ever stronger. It’s a one-of-a-kind engagement ring, for sure, with a particular meaning behind each jewel and its placement.

Rutler has worked on a number of popular films, including “The Proposal,” “Grown Ups” and “The Social Network.” He met Aguilera on the set of “Burlesque” in 2010.

This will be Aguilera’s second marriage. She was married to music producer Jordan Bratman from 2005 until 2010. They share custody of their 6-year-old son Max Bratman.

Barkevs wishes Christina and Matthew, and everyone else who got engaged last Friday, all the best!.


Orlando Magic Mascot Stuff the Magic Dragon Surprises Model Kate Upton with a Big Ring

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wasn’t her boyfriend, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander! During a recent game between the Orlando Magic and the Oklahoma City Thunder, while Verlander stepped away from the couple’s seats, Orlando Magic Mascot Stuff the Magic Dragon approached a seated Upton, broke out a giant ring and popped the question! Upton, 21, and Verlander, 30, have been on- and-off since 2012, and some are hoping Stuff’s courtside proposal might inspire Verlander to make a similar “inside move,” ring and all

Following the game, both Upton and Verlander tweeted their followers. Upton showed off her new, giant mock-bauble, while Verlander jokingly complained that he’d only left Upton’s side for five seconds! Stuff warned Verlander that there’s a new mascot in Upton’s life, one who’s plush and willing.

Stuff might not have won the girls of his dreams away from Verlander, but his night wasn’t all heartbreak, as the Magic’s Tobias Harris nailed a slam dunk at the final buzzer to defeat the Thunder 103-102.

Winter is a great time to propose, whether you do it courtside at an NBA game or at  homebeside a roaring fire. Barkevs has the perfect ring, however you decide to do it. Even if you dress up as a giant plush dragon!, a very special suitor made a proposal to model Kate Upton, but it

Mr. and Mrs. Boss

Mr. and Mrs. Boss

Mr. and Mrs. Boss

“It’s official – I’m Mrs. Boss! We got married!” tweeted Allison Holker  right after getting hitched to Stephen “Twitch” Boss last Tuesday. The “So You Think You Can Dance” stars tied the knot very romantically and privately at Nigel Lythgoe’s (So You Think You Can Dance Producer) Villa San Juliette Vineyard & Winery in Paso Robles, California.

The couple got engaged last January when Twitch (Season 4) surprised Allison (Season2) during the filming of a commercial they were working in together. Twitch popped the question with a beautifully elegant Halo engagement ring by performing a mini dance stunt in front of Allison’s parents and daughter.

The dancers met during Season 7 of the show when they both returned as all-stars. Allison had the biggest crush on Twitch and was the one to make the first move at the Season 7 wrap party. “We danced the entire night, and we’ve been together ever since” Twitch admitted later on in an interview.

Naturally, with so many dancing talents under one tent, the wedding was one heck of a party. The duo didn’t miss a beat during their first dance to Adele’s “One & Only.” Later they surprised attendees with a hip hop choreographed dance, with Allison’s five year old daughter Weslie, to Justin Bieber’s “Somebody to Love”.

Here at Barkev’s, we’re always excited by weddings, only this week we’ve been extremely entertained too. Wish the happy couple decades of happy dances together.

A Trend in The Hills

Tim Rosenman and Whitney Port

Tim Rosenman and Whitney Port

It’s not every day you hear about a Hills star getting hitched, let alone having two tie the knot in less than month. It’s Whitney Port this time that faced the big question from then hubby, and now Fiancé, Tim Rosenman. Tim was the associate producer of “The City”, a reality TV show Whitney starred in that aired on MTV, which is where the couple met. How, where and when? What does the ring look like!

Tim decided to ask on their romantic trip to Australia, where they couple planned on going on a boat trip. Tim had it all in mind, a beautiful scene on the harbor where romance can be felt in the air, to be ruined by unpredictable weather circumstances. Thankfully he’s a flexible guy, and proposed just as romantically in the hotel room. The question, followed by tears of joy and a reassuring “Yes” ended the evening for Ms. Port to be on her way to becoming Mrs. Rosenman.

Her engagement ring is a beautiful 3-carat oval diamond rock on a band covered with diamonds. It sits on four pongs that make it look like it is leaping onto your eyes. The happy couple has the whole 9 yards to plan ahead, and we wish them all the best on their journey.

Is Kutcher popping the question to Kunis?

Mila Kunis & Ashton KutcherIt seems like yet another Hollywood couple are moving on from parted relationships onto excitingly new grounds with current partners. Scarlett Johansson announced her engagement in early September, two years after her divorce from Ryan Reynolds. Which brings the question, is two years the golden rule for moving on? Well we’re pushed to think so as speculation about Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis hit the tabloids a few days ago.

Kutcher’s still battling it out on the divorce grounds with soon to be ex-wife Demi Moore, a case which started in late 2011. He has been seeing Mila Kunis publicly since, who was pictured with a band like ring on her engagement finger last week. Although it is highly unlikely that Kutcher would propose without a diamond ring, rumors have sparked the media that an announcement of the couple’s engagement is expected soon. Well one thing is certainly expected next week, and that’s a finalisation of Kutcher and Moore’s divorce, setting the man free to seek his new engagements. Literally.

Going back to engagements which actually exist, Scarlett’s ring looked absolutely phenomenal at the Venice Film Festival in early september when she shocked us all with her engagement to Romain Dauriac only 9 months into their relationship. Her ring is a beautiful ArtDeco diamond ring with a large centre diamond, and two smaller ones on each side. It has a very classic look to it, which suited her elegant black dress perfectly.

To be fair, Kutcher and Kunis have been together for two years so an engagement wouldn’t strike as a surprising matter. Until something is set in stone, we’ll be twiddling our thumbs and making predictions of what sort of ring he’ll pick!