Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kim Kardashian’s Unassuming 20.5 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring

Surprisingly, there are very few close-up photos of Kim and her ring.  With all the images out there of the Kardashian’s you would think they would be plastered everywhere.  I guess there would be more photos if we hung rings off our asses. Photo by
Obviously Kim Kardashian needed a diamond that would balance out her badonkadonk, so that’s why her boyfriend, New Jersey Nets Kris Humphries, proposed to her with an emerald cut diamond engagement ring with a center stone weighing 16.5 carats and two side stones weighing 2 carats each, for a whopping 20.5 carat total weight.  According to People magazine, the diamonds are of the “highest quality," designed by celebrity jewelry designer, Lorraine Schwartz, and valued in the neighborhood of $2 million.  You might remember Lorraine Schwartz from my emeralds post.  She is responsible for Angelina Jolie’s gorgeous emerald earrings and ring. So Humphries, who pocketed $3.2 million for this past season for the Nets, totally ignored the two months salary rule for engagement rings. However, it was just reported that Humphries’ contract with the Nets runs out as soon as the NBA postseason is over, and he will become a free agent where he stands to be courted by other teams for big money. Alas, I wish I paid more attention in gym class.

This image is from People magazine, but I can’t be sure it’s really her ring.  Unless that arm and body are attached to her head, no one knows for sure…but it matches the description of her amazing diamond.  

Photo by Nick Saglimbeni

Why it Pays to Hook Up With Athletes…In Order of Size (diamond that is)…

Hilary Duff

Duff's 14 carat radiant cut diamond from hockey player Mike Comrie is worth an estimated $1 million. Great piece of ice.  

Photo Jeffrey Mayer/; Bobby Bank/

Khloe Kardashian

Lamar Odom gave the reality star a Vartan's Fine Jewelry 12.5-carat radiant-cut ring worth $850,000.  Do you think she’s jealous of her sister’s ring? 

 Photo Denise Truscello/

Carrie Underwood

Hockey player Mike Fisher gave Carrie this 12-carat diamond ring worth about $800,000 before proposing in December 2009.  Ice by Zamboni. 

Photo by Todd Williamson/

Keyshia Cole

The Cleveland Cavaliers' Daniele Gibson gave the singer a 9-carat round-cut Jason of Beverly Hills ring worth $800,000 during his New Year's proposal.  I'm not sure who this person even is, but in my book, she could just be famous for the ring (she is actually a singer).  

Photo Mark Sullivan/

Maria Sharapova

L.A. Laker Sasha Vujacic popped the question to the tennis star in October with an estimated 9-carat cushion-cut stone. The estimated cost: $250,000.  We could surmise that Keyshia’s 9 carat cushion cut diamond at $800,000 might be better quality than Sharapova’s 9 carat at $250,000. 

AP Photo/Evan Agostini

Karina Smirnoff 


The Dancing with the Stars  celebrity has an estimated 4.5 carat princess cut diamond, worth approximately $95,000 from fiancée, Detroit Tiger’s starting pitcher Brad Penny.  These stones are starting to get a little too small for my taste. 


Photo by Denise Truscello/ 

Kendra Wilkinson

Hank Baskett gave his June 2009 bride a Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers 2.25-carat princess-cut ring worth about $50,000.  What’s up with that?  Hank, here are three things to keep in mind when you have the smallest ring on the list:

She was a Playboy Playmate.
She shook her booty on Dancing with the Stars.
She had your gigantic baby.

      You should be ashamed of yourself…you need to upgrade this ring immediately. 
Photo by Byron Purvis/AdMedia

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Jparked said...


Jessie said...

Hey--My badonkadonk is pretty big, and I married an athlete. How come I didn't get a big honking diamond? What did I do wrong? :)

Loved the blog post! Who knew jewelry could be stunning and funny at the same time!

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