Kate Bock and Kevin Love were recently engaged and we’re swooning over the ring. Not only is it stunning, but it’s also one of our absolute favorite engagement ring trends of all time.
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Keep reading to find out why we’re drooling over this vintage designer ring! But first, let’s get to know the couple.
Are you a sports fan? If so, you may already know the happy (and oh so photogenic) duo.
Kate isn’t an athlete, but she’s no stranger to sports. Sports Illustrated that is. She’s a model and has been featured in the magazine frequently since 2013. Last year she appeared on the cover of the 2020 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue alongside models Jasmine Sanders and Olivia Culpo.
Bock was discovered at age 12 at a local swimming pool in her Canadian hometown. Throughout her career, she’s modeled for Maxim, Elle, Ocean Drive, Fitness, Elle Canada, and Victoria’s Secret.
Love is an NBA All Star Basketball player and power forward/center for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He entered the 2008 NBA draft after one year of college at UCLA, where he led the team to a Final Four appearance.
His career began with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and was later traded to the Cavaliers in 2014.
Kate Bock and Kevin Love met through a mutual photographer friend that they both had worked with. Per the New York Post, the couple’s first date in 2016 was a noon coffee meet-up at the St. Regis Hotel.
Since then, it’s been full steam ahead.
The Engagement Story
Bock was completely surprised by the engagement. She never expected a mid season proposal (even though Love has only played a couple of games due to calf strain).
The couple had planned a quick getaway for Bock’s birthday. Little did she know Love had been making big plans for awhile, including asking the parents via FaceTime for their daughter’s hand in marriage.
Bock and Love had dinner at their good friend’s restaurant, Lilia in Brooklyn, NY.
All of a sudden, Bock gets down one knee and pops the big question. Of course Kate said, ‘Yes!!’
It was the perfect night for the perfect couple. They both announced the engagement on Instagram shortly after.
“Well, this was the best birthday surprise I could have ever imagined,” Bock shared on Instagram. “I couldn’t be happier to have been asked to be a Love. Heart bursting all day & night.”
Next, Kate shares all the details on the ring with Us Magazine.
The ring is just as gorgeous as the couple. Apparently Kate wasn’t involved in choosing the design at all, but Love knocked it completely out of the park. Or scored the winning three point shot at the buzzer?
Kate told Us Magazine “I wasn’t involved in the ring design at all. Kevin did it all himself. It’s gorgeous! I couldn’t love it more!”
We are still waiting on a closer up, in-color picture of the ring to emerge, but in the meantime these black and white photos will have to do. We can only image how the ring looks in person!
Love designed the ring himself, and worked with a jeweler outside of London. The ring features a vintage diamond cut for Cartier circa 1930 in a stunning vintage Cartier setting.
Some experts guess the diamond to be a 3-4 carat cushion or round cut fitted with a hidden halo pave setting. Diamonds are visible from the side under the center stone, and they round out the ring by traveling down the band.
Costs probably range from at least $50k to over $100k, depending on diamond specifics.
See also: History of the Old Mine Cut Diamond
Basketball isn’t Love’s only skill. He has quite an eye for fashion and design. First, there’s the capsule collection he designed in partnership with Banana Republic.
Then there’s’ the waterfront off-season Tribecca apartment that he shares with Kate that was just featured in Architectural Digest.
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