How Kim Kardashian’s 20.5-carat engagement ring from Kris Humphries compares with other sparklers
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Kim Kardashian‘s engagement ring from Kris Humphries could be stealing the reality TV starlet’s spotlight.
The 20.5-carat custom-designed piece made a public appearance on Kardashian’s finger when she and Humphries were catching an international flight from LAX on Wednesday, Us Weekly reported.
The platinum ring features a 16.5-carat emerald cut center stone placed between two 2-carat trapezoids. Humphries had the ring designed after a replica of a ring Kardashian had coveted at a young age, according to People. And no, it wasn’t a ring pop, but it might as well have been.
‘In high school, I went to Macy’s and bought this fake ring, my ‘perfect’ ring, and this is almost the exact same,” she told the magazine. Friend and jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz turned that ‘perfect ring’ into the dazzler she’s sporting now.
‘I just knew I wanted it to be big!’ Kardashian said. ‘It’s the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.’
The ring’s estimated worth is at least $1 million, but others appraise it at double that price.
So, how heavy is that bad boy? Roughly 4 ounces, the New York Daily News reported, comparing the stud to a deck of cards on your finger. Talk about a full wrist workout...
But Kardashian’s ring isn’t the only lavish looker out there. Here are a few other swoon-worthy sparklers, some of which lasted longer than the couples:
Hilary Duff‘s ring from hockey player Mike Comrie: 14 carats, $1 million
Khloé Kardashian‘s ring from Lakers star Lamar Odom: $850,000
Beyonce‘s ring from mogul Jay-Z: 18 carats, $5 million
Carrie Underwood‘s ring from hockey player Mike Fisher: 12 carats, $800,000
Christina Aguilera‘s ring from Jordan Bratman: 20 carats, $54,000
Jessica Simpson‘s ring from NFL player Eric Johnson: 8 carats, $100,000
Paris Hilton‘s rings from billionaire Paris Latsis: 24 carats, $5 million, and 15 carats, $2.1 million
Jennifer Lopez‘s ring from Ben Affleck: 6 carats, $1.2 million.
Kate Middleton‘s ring from Prince William: 18 carats, $265,000
Perhaps marrying an athlete, actor or royalty is the way to go?
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-- Nardine Saad
Upper photo: Kim Kardashian sans engagement ring. Credit: David Livingston / Getty Images
Lower photo: Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring. Credit: Antonio Calanni / Associated Press