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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

Stuff the Magic Dragon Proposes to Kate Upton_February2014Last Friday, February 7th
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!

Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring

Kim Kardashian's Engagement Ring

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Doesn’t every girl wish for a giant diamond to stare back at her when her fiance to be opens that tiny box while saying the words “will you…”. Well every girl might not be able to get what they wish for, but Kim Kardashian certainly has, twice.

Kanye popped the question to Kim on Monday with a 15 carat cushion cut ring, surprising her on her 33rd birthday. Plans to meet for her birthday were not clear, as Kim and family were spotted boarding a plane in LA while Kanye was at the Hollywood Film awards in San Fran. It looks like Kim and family were headed to the private event at the AT&T Park Stadium, which was hired out by Kanye for the occasion.

So what’s it like to have a 15 carat diamond on your finger? Well the feeling is not too alien to Kim who’s now replaced her 16 carat emerald cut ring from Basketball star Kris Humphries,with the similar but different cushion cut ring from Kanye. The other ring was auctioned off on October 15th, just in time for Kanye’s engagement plans. Despite being a whole carat less than the ring Kim’s ex-husband proposed with, it is a D-Color stone which is an excellent quality diamond.

From Barkev’s, we wish the happy couple all the best in their wedding arrangements and married life after.

Tyson Ritter Engaged to Elena Satine

tyson-ritter-300For all of those fans who have fantasized about becoming the future Mrs. Of All-American Rejects front man Tyson Ritter, I hate to break the news but he is officially off the market. Earlier this month reps for Ritter confirmed the news that he is now engaged to marry MagicCity actress Elena Satine. Ritter who proposed on a rooftop gushed about how lucky he was and that the proposal brought him to tears, but luckily no one fell off the roof.

The couple first began dating after Ritter split from country music superstar Taylor Swift. After Ritter and Swift split, he reached out via twitter to Satine to get her attention. The couple then announced their engagement via twitter paying tribute to how the relationship first began as she uploaded a picture of her shiny new toy with the caption, the future Mrs. Ritter. The ring is a vintage halo setting with a round white center diamond that is then surrounded by more round white diamonds. There are pave stones on either side that add an even brighter element of sparkle to the ring.

The All-American rejects are a band that was first formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999. Their 2003 self-titled debut album catapulted the band into mainstream success and was eventually certified platinum. Over the span of their career, the All-American Rejects have now sold more than 10 million albums and received multiple musical accolades. They were ranked 73 0n the “Hot 100 Artists of the 2000’s” and 183 on the Billboard 200 Artists of the Decade List.

Former Little House on the Prairie Star Melissa Gilbert Weds Timothy Busfield

Melissa Gilbert’s Wedding to Timothy Busfield

We have watched Melissa Gilbert grow from a freckled face little girl playing one of history’s most beloved characters into a force to be reckoned in Hollywood. After a break from the spotlight, she recently burst back onto the scene by participating in a season of Dancing with the Stars.  Over the weekend Gilbert added another title to her resume, wife to former Thirtysomething star Timothy Busfield. Gilbert wore a red dress for her nuptials and carried a stunning bouquet with a mixture of red and white flowers.

The couple has known one another for more than 20 years due to the fact that they ran in many of the same circles. Their paths have crossed many times over the years and more recently those meetings have turned into something more. The couple got engaged over the holidays and it did not take long before the two were walking down the aisle to say “I do” at the famed San Ysirdo Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. The site has been the site for several other celebrity wedding festivities including that of Drew Barrymore and Hillary Duff. It was even the site of the honeymoon for John and Jackie Kennedy.

This will be the third marriage for both. Melissa was previously married to Bo Brinkman and Bruce Boxleitner. She has two children, one from each marriage. Busfiled has been married to Radha Delmarter and Jennifer Merwin and is a father of three. This time though friends and family have noticed a difference and feel like this marriage will be the one that lasts. The two were friends first and that will make a huge difference.

As of late the only photo that has surfaced is that of Melissa in a vibrant red gown. The public is still waiting for the all important peek at the wedding bling.

Alexis Bledel Finally Reveals Engagement Ring From Vincent Kartheiser


You may know her as the actress who played the mentally unstable mistress of Vincent Kartheiser on several episodes of Mad Men, but from now on Alexis Bledel will be known simply as Mrs. Vincent Kartheiser.

Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser attended the Golden Globes together in January and officially made their debut as a couple last October and now reps have confirmed that the couple is officially engaged to be married.. According to friends, the couple couldn’t be happier. Vincent had even hinted that he was interested in marriage last October during the wedding of David Cross and Amber Tamblyn.

While Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser may have gotten engaged in March, it was not until the last several days that the Mad Men alum actually flashed her bling for the world to see. The vintage inspired engagement ring made its first appearance on the red carpet for the premiere of Remembering Sunday in Century, California on Wednesday. The dazzling octagonal shaped diamond appears to be platinum and was the talk of the red carpet on Wednesday. The huge rock sits on a simple band and was one that Kartheiser picked out on his own for his bride to be.

Vincent has taken his role of perspective husband duties seriously and is actively involved in the wedding planning process. Alexis gushed about how excited she was that he wants to be such a large part of the big day, but admits that they have not quite begun nailing down the details.

This will be the first marriage for both, but Kartheiser did admit that in his effort to create the perfect moment for Bledel he did practice his proposal on his two of his Mad Men costars Elizabeth Moss and Jessica Pare.