As well as congratulations, of course, word has spread – to the shock and awe of many – that Kelly paid for the engagement ring herself. So, is this just another sign of the modern age, or a shocking break from tradition?
We thought we'd find out how Kelly's alleged decision sits with women in the UK.
Our research showed that buying an engagement ring is turning into a much more collaborative experience than it is traditionally is thought to be, with one in five women now paying for their own engagement ring. If not paying entirely, over half of the women asked said they would be willing to contribute.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, we found that views differed between age ranges as younger generations were more open to the idea.
A quarter of the unmarried young 'uns, aged 18-24, were not opposed to paying for their rock. A third of ladies aged 35-44, especially if they haven't been down the aisle before, would happily chip in. Our participants aged over 55 were the age group least impressed with the idea, with over half of them less sold by the new craze.
Our research also found out which UK cities had the most incidents of women buying their own bling:
So maybe, if Kelly did pay for her engagement ring, it's not as unique as we first thought!
Joanna Mansbridge, a jewellery buyer here at Q, thinks it's simply a modern take on getting engaged:
"It's no longer a man's stressful responsibility to choose the perfect ring and pay for it alone," Joanna says, "these findings show ladies are more happy to contribute and actually enjoy the selection process. Why risk so much money on something they may not even like?"
Joanna advises that if the fella does want to do the whole down-on-one-knee thing, replicas of the real deal are a great option. The simulated stones won't burn too much of a hole in the wallet, but are just as breath-taking.
The expert continues, "Our Diamonique range, celebrating 20 years this summer, is cut and treated in exactly the same way real diamonds are, some stones are even set in gold and platinum, so no one would ever know."
Here's a selection of engagement rings available at QVC, from across the price board… see if you can guess which ones are Diamonique!
Have a look through our full range of rings online.
Tell us your verdict – did you pay for your engagement ring? Or do you want the classic engagement tradition to stay? Comment below!