Kim Kardashian Allegedly Picked Out Her Own Engagement Ring
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.23.2013
Maybe not as big of a surprise as we thought...
Radar Online reports that Kim Kardashian was the one who picked out her 15-carat diamond engagement ring because she knew Kanye West was going to propose.
A source said: "Kim had picked out her own Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring. [She] told Kanye to get the ring from Lorraine Schwartz because she loves the jeweler's diamonds. She knew the proposal was happening, she just didn't know when it would happen."
Her second husband, Kris Humphries, spent between $200,000-$300,000 for the Lorraine Schwartz 16.2-carat diamond he gave her for their 2011 engagement. Humphries received a huge discount because of the publicity the ring would get. It was worth $2 million. After the marriage failed after 72 days, he sold the ring at an auction for $749,000.
The source added: "Kanye got a significant deal on the ring just as Kris did because of all the publicity it will get. Before Kim gave the ultimate seal of approval on the sparkler, Kanye looked at over 20 diamonds. The diamond has no flaws and has more sparkle than Kim's previous ring."
The ring could be worth at least $3 million, but West paid less than $500,000 and made sure it was bigger than the one Humphries gave her.
While the ring wasn't a surprise, the proposal on Monday, her 33rd birthday, was. West rented AT&T Park in San Francisco and invited friends and family to watch the ceremony. Kardashian is already planning her wedding and she wants to get married after West's Yeezus tour ends in 2014.
The source said: "She may even have this one be more over-the-top than her wedding to Kris, with several possible ceremonies and receptions. Kim wants Nori to walk down the aisle as a flower girl."