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The Jewelry Insider

March 7, 2009


This Girl Next Door may have left the Playboy mansion, but she’s certainly sporting a nice parting gift. Namely, a 2.25 diamond engagement ring from fiancé, Hank Baskett.

The Philadelphia Eagles star, spent weeks shopping for the perfect ring for his bride-to-be.

“I wanted something unique just like Kendra,” he told Celebuzz. “I wanted to get something she hadn’t seen anywhere.”

That could have been a tall order considering Kendra’s Playboy past, but Baskett worked with local jeweler, Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers, to hone in on the princess cut sparkler – that is also surrounded by 60 smaller diamonds to give it shimmer from all angles.

You have to like a guy who thinks these things through.

Baskett admits he was nervous before popping the question last November,

“I honestly felt this was the one. But there was still a lot of nerves,” he says. “Like my god, I hope she likes this.”

Wilkinson, 23, says she never gave Baskett any advice about what kind of bling she’d like.

“I had nothing to do with [the ring selection],” Wilkinson says. “I didn’t even know he was proposing.”

But you can tell by the way she flashes that ring finger that Baskett hit the ball out of the park on this one. (Or some other sports-related metaphor).

The two plan to wed at – where else? – the Playboy Mansion on June 27th.