They say it’s all about the bling and Kim Kardashian certainly proved that when she recently got engaged to Kris Humphries. Humphries has been quoted saying he wanted the engagement ring to be large and he definitely succeeded, as the gem is a reported 20-plus-carat stunner. If things don’t work out, she could use it as a paperweight, right? The ring probably weighs about four ounces, which is the equivalent of a deck and a half of playing cards! You’d have to get used to carting around that much weight on one hand, but I imagine most women wouldn’t be complaining if their significant other gifted them with such a trophy.
Humphries helped to design the ring along with renowned jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz. Schwartz has been a longtime friend of the Kardashians and is known for creating engagement rings for other stars, including Beyonce Knowles. The ring features a 16.5-carat emerald cut center stone and is flanked by a pair of 2-carat trapezoids. Kardashian loves the classic design, and what woman wouldn’t love that her fiancé went to such expense and care to design her engagement ring?
Humphries reportedly was able to keep his over-the-top ring a secret from then girlfriend, Kim. Kardashian said he just always listened to what she wanted and paid attention to the shapes she loves. She admitted to dropping the emerald cut hint, but Humphries called in his own parents as well as some of Kim’s friends to make sure he got Kim just what she wanted. The other Kardashian girls are giving Kim the win for biggest bling in the family! Humphries must have found a great hiding place as he said he had the ring for a few weeks before actually proposing.
The couple has only been dating for about six months, but Humphries is certainly enamored with Kim. Besides the stunning jewels, the ring features some more personal touches. There are two quotes from the Bible engraved on the ring as well as “K [heart] K”, standing for Kris and Kim. He took a few days to research the quotes and pick out the perfect ones. Can’t beat the romance factor!
There are some rumors being thrown around that the ring is a fake. This will be Kardashian’s second marriage, and there is a rumor she was actually engaged to former boyfriend, Reggie Bush, and sporting a similar engagement ring. Some people are saying that the whole thing is just a publicity stunt. Jay Leno even staged a scene on his show with Kim where he took the ring that she had on her finger and “tested” it by lighting a match under it to see if it would burn. The ring blazed up, but it was obviously a joke. He handed back her real ring soon after. While it was an amusing piece for Leno’s show, Kim, Kris, and their jeweler all assure the public that it’s the real deal.
Still, others in the population are more concerned that the ring actually is authentic. Some are voicing outrage that someone would actually spend that kind of money on an engagement ring. Comments on blog posts all over the Internet show that many Americans are less than impressed with such a hefty price tag.
Kris Humphries makes about 3.5 million a year as a salary, so even for him the ring is a pretty hefty financial commitment. Some call that a romantic gesture, others call it foolish. Either way, anybody would have a hard time denying the beauty of the $2 million rock. What’s your opinion? Come by today to see our collection of diamond rings to learn more about this famous ring!