‘Skulls and Black Stuff’: Deadmau5 Explains Kat Von D’s Goth Engagement Ring

By: Rachel Levy / January 15, 2013

Kat Von D's Gothic Ring
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We didn’t really expect Kat Von D to sport a traditional ring after her engagement to Deadmau5 — but there’s a reason she ended up with such an off-beat sparkler.

“She didn’t have a choice,” Deadmau5 told Celebuzz at the Art of Elysium “Heaven” Gala on Jan. 12 in Los Angeles. “That was all me.”

But the 32-year-old — aka Joel Zimmerman — certainly headed to the right place to ensure Von D’s delight: “It’s her favorite company that makes the ring,” he said.

And what a ring it is. “It has skulls in it,” Von D., 30, said.

“Black stuff,” Deadmau5 added.

“We wouldn’t want something boring that everybody else has,” Von D. explained. And same goes for her wedding dress. Though she said it was too early to announce her color of choice, she did make one thing clear: “There’s nothing conventional about me or anything I do.”

The couple got engaged via Twitter on Dec. 15.; Deadmau5 said they’re hoping to tie the knot in 2013.

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