Kim Kardashian's Engagement Ring

Kim Kardashian's Engagement Ring

Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring

The story of Kim’s engagement ring is right out of the movies. A blinding diamond, a famous jeweller, a beautiful proposal and of course a dreamy couple- Kimye. It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of this gorgeous solitaire cushion cut piece of art for $1,500,000.

But hold on, this is no regular story. Kim got two rings instead of one! And the second one stole the spotlight because of the Paris robbery…

Let’s dive into the details of Kim’s dazzling engagement rings…

Kim’s 1st engagement ring

Kim’s absolutely breathtaking 15 carat, cushion cut, flawless cut, D colour and outstanding clarity ring was designed by the famous celebrity jewellery designer Lorraine Schwartz. The designer herself described the cut as “perfect” and extremely rare, because only 0.001% of diamonds are flawless and have no inclusions like Kim’s. We believe it costs about $1,300,000.

Kanye gave Kim the ring on her 33rd birthday during an extravagant proposal at the AT&T baseball stadium in San Francisco.

The proposal included a 50-piece orchestra, scoreboards lit up for Kim and of course Kanye’s singing…

Following this Kanye got on one knee…

Kim responded (with tears of happiness streaming down her face) that she’d spend forever with him…

Kim’s 2nd engagement ring & the robbery…

What could possibly be better than Kim’s 1st ring? Her second ring. 3 years after their engagement, Kanye gifted Kim an updated, 20 carat, flawless, D colour, emerald cut diamond ring. 

The ring flashed like a hall of mirrors because of its facets. We believe its price to be at whopping $1,500,000.

The story of this ring doesn't have a happy ending though…

Kim was robbed at gunpoint at a luxury Paris residence by two men dressed as policemen. A box containing about $7,000,000 worth of jewellery was among the things stolen. The ring was in the box… 

This is why less is known about this ring.

Why you don’t want Kim Kardashian’s rings…

Big fat no. That’s certainly not true, because…

A huge diamond is impractical. It’ll scratch your clothes, clings on your hair and you’d really feel the weight on your finger. The weight would also make it spin around your finger and it wouldn’t stay in one place. That could get pretty annoying. 

If you’re a very active person, you’d almost never wear it. Now celebrities probably have a suite of engagement rings they can wear everyday, but the average person only has the one. For example, Kim had two…though we’re sure, there’s more!

So when you pick your ring, you need to make sure you’re going to be able to enjoy it. With such an expensive and huge diamond, you’re always under pressure not to lose it. Look at what Kim had to go through.. You’d definitely have to insure it against theft or loss. 

At “Keyzar” we help appraise diamonds, for example. We would really recommend going for any diamonds that’s between 3-5 carats at the most, because it would look just as gorgeous and still catch everyone’s eye, but you’d get much more pleasure out of wearing it. You wouldn’t even feel it on your finger. 

1 to 5 carat radiant cut diamonds

Buyer beware! The cushion and emerald cuts aren’t for everyone. It depends on your hand and finger shape and the price of a natural stone in this carat weight is just WAY out of line…

The emerald cut looks really good on longer fingers because of its elongated shape. The cushion cut is more universal for both longer and shorter fingers.

It’s not just a fairytale…

Kim’s ring is every girl’s dream. Of course paying $1,500,000  for an engagement ring seems impossible, but it doesn’t mean that your dream can’t come true. 

Have you heard of diamond alternatives? We recommend checking our oval 5 carat moissanite or go lab-grown. At “Keyzar” we’ll help you get a lot of diamonds for your dollar. You’d be getting all the same sparkle and fire, but your credit card balance would stay positive. 

We believe that 5 carats is the maximum you should go for if you want to stay practical. 3-5 carats looks very elegant and just big enough. No need to go over the top.

Our pro-tip would be to go for a thin band to make your stone look even bigger. A white gold setting would be perfect, but if you’re going to cut on clarity then you’d better go a yellow gold setting. It’ll help hide some of the inclusions too. If you’re going to a white gold solitaire like Kim’s you’re going to have to choose higher colour and clarity grades. 

The cushion cut really is one of the most practical cuts to go for, while the emerald cut makes the finger look slimmer and looks bigger than it actually is because of the way it is cut. 

Recreating Kim’s ring

Let’s have a look at how we can recreate Kim’s rings for a fraction of the price.

First, let’s have a look at the moissanite version…

Let’s have a look at the lab-grown option too…

This gorgeous lab-grown 4.04 carat, E colour, VS2 clarity, excellent cut, emerald cut diamond could be your “forever stone” at just $12,880.

These are just two examples, you can view many more of them on our website and get a very clear picture of what to expect using our 3D tool. 

Kanye West gave Kim the absolute best he could find. The exclusivity of Kim’s rings speaks for itself. They’re both so flawless and colourless that it’s impossible to find an inclusion. We think Lorraine Schwarz did a great job! It’s a pity that one of her rings got stolen though… 

Kim’s rings don’t have to stay a dream. 

At “Keyzar” we’ll help you get a ring just as gorgeous or even identical AND your credit card balance will be just fine. An emerald or cushion cut moissanite or lab-grown diamond would really catch your eye just as well and would be a super cheap option. A celebrity ring can become your reality and your guy doesn’t have to be Kanye to afford it…

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