Sierra Gates opens up about her engagement ring from BK Brasco

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Reality star and beauty entrepreneur Sierra Gates is known for her love of diamonds, so when her “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” co-star BK Brasco was looking to propose, he knew he had to come correct.

“I want VVS diamonds; that’s all I wear. I love jewelry,” Gates, 31, told Page Six Style of her giant new six-carat sparkler from Essex Fine Jewelry.

Brasco popped the question at the grand opening of his Band of Brothers boutique in Atlanta on December 5. The owner of The Glam Shop said she knew it was time for the two to marry as they planned the event together and she watched him take the shop — which she described as “so raggedy” at the start — from “s—t to sugar.”

“It really hit me like, wow, he’s about to have a store. This is our fifth year of being in a relationship and I was like, I need a ring,” Gates explained. “This is a big business and me and BK, we are a couple. I did not want to be a part of something that I wasn’t getting 50-50 on. When you’re dating, nothing is promised. So I need to be a wife, not a girlfriend anymore.”

Now that she’s got the rock, Gates has no plans to take it off.

“I am from the west side of Atlanta. I still ride around with my jewelry in my G-Wagon. I do take certain types of precautions. I just know how it goes when I was in the hood,” she said. “But when I am in New York I do move different. I don’t want to put my fiancé in a position where something bad can happen from protecting me.”

Continued Gates, “BK is from Brooklyn; what I like about New York men is their swag, the aggressiveness. Sometimes we do bump heads because of his aggressiveness. I’m bossy, he’s bossy.”

Sierra Gates shows off her engagement ring from BK Brasco.
Sierra Gates shows off her engagement ring from BK Brasco.
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