Nothing says ‘Happy Birthday!’ quite like some brand-new bling! The 33-year-old reality star is officially engaged — and her flawless, $5 million diamond ring is blinding! We have exclusive details on Kim’s new sparkler — which definitely cost more than her last ring from Kris Humphries.
Third times a charm for Kim Kardashian! Although her engagement ring from Kris Humphries was auctioned off on Oct. 15, Kim already has a new sparkler on her left ring finger — and it’s a stunning engagement ring from boyfriend Kanye West! Kanye rented out San Francisco’s AT&T Park and popped the question on Kim’s birthday, Oct. 21, in front of the couple’s closest family and friends — and he gave her a gigantic flawless diamond to celebrate the special occasion!
Kim Kardashian’s Engagement Ring From Kanye West:
According to E!, Kanye selected a sparkler by Lorraine Schwartz for the occasion — and it’s some serious bling! Kanye got down on one knee and proposed to Kim with a 15-carat diamond, emerald-cut ring by the celebrity jeweler. Made up of a flawless diamond, the ring is just blinding — and Kim looks like she couldn’t be happier.
“This is a classic, stunning ring and a beautiful choice for Kanye to present Kim with. It is hard to see from the photo, but it looks as though the diamond is either an emerald or a cushion cut, and knowing Kanye’s taste, it is top quality. This type of ring could range anywhere from 4 to 5 million dollars”, said Brian Watkins, President of Ritani.
According to 78 Universal Jewelers in NYC, “This ring is definitely worth more than the ring Kris Humphires gave her.” Inanelli Diamonds said it also cost millions of dollars! “The retail price of this ring has to be a couple of million, around six or seven to be exact. Location is key in purchasing a ring of this caliber. If someone came into a NYC jewelry store to purchase a ring of this caliber they would shell out around $3,000,000 but in Beverly Hills, this ring is at least $6,000,000 — and a man of Kanye’s status can shell out this amount easily.”
Kim’s hairstylist, Clyde Haygood, was on hand for the intimate celebration and he shared a pic of Kim smiling while showing off her brand new bling on his Instagram account with the message, “Guess what just happened!! #kimye”
Kim Kardashian’s Engagement Ring From Kris Humphries Sold At Auction:
Just a week earlier, on Oct. 15, Kim’s 20.5-carat engagement ring from NBA player Kris Humphries sold at auction for $620,000 — and it was yet another Lorraine Schwartz sparkler! (Although we’re sure Kim’s former marriage is the last thing on her mind during this exciting time!).
Bidding at Christie’s in NYC opened at $200,000 and the final total, (with commission and fees), comes to a whopping $749,000. While that’s a pretty price tag it still fell short from the initial estimated value of $2,000,000. Kim’s ring from Kris was made up of a 16.21-carat rectangular-cut center diamond with I color, VS1 clarity, and two 1.80-carat side diamonds.
Although Kanye went to the same jeweler, (who is a favorite of Kim’s), her ring from Kanye has a completely different look, made up of a massive, flawless emerald-cut diamond — and we would expect nothing less from the stylish rapper!
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Katrina Mitzeliotis, reporting by Tatayana Yomary