Kat Von D, the tattoo artist who literally made her mark for four seasons on the TLC reality show LA Ink, is sporting a new custom-made engagement ring featuring black diamonds in a skull motif. The unusual design is the brainchild of her new beau, Canadian DJ and music producer Deadmau5.
The DJ, who also goes by the name of Joel Zimmerman, proposed to his bride-to-be — sometimes known as Katherine Von Drachenberg — via Twitter on December 15. Zimmerman had planned to pop the question on Christmas Day, but was too excited to wait. He jumped the gun with a proposal delivered via Twitter that included a photo of a prototype ring, not the final design. The prototype had a white diamond center stone flanked by a single skull on each side.
The photo of the prototype ring included a captioned disclaimer about the white stone: “Changing the diamond to a black diamond. FYI. Sorry for the jpg… they’ll finish the actual ring soon I hope. I love you :D”
The actual engagement ring was ready eight days later on December 23 and looked substantially different with a double-band design. Two skulls on each side flanked the black center diamond, and smaller black diamonds accented the band.
Kat Von D let the world know that she had accepted Deadmau5’s proposal via Twitter: “Tonight, Joel put a ring on my finger — too taken aback by its beauty and its meaning to post a pic right now,” she tweeted.
Later she wrote, “Doesn’t get any more official,” and included a photo of her new ring with a shout-out to the designer. “The biggest thank you to The Great Frog London for handcrafting the most important ring I will ever wear,” she wrote.
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