Engagement rings are usually around 3 months’ of a person’s salary, but have you looked at Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring? Here we find out just how many carats there are!
Kim Kardashian’s Engagement ring has approximately 15 carats and is worth an estimated $4 million in value. It features a huge cushion-cut diamond and a thin pavé band covered in diamonds.
Kim Kardashian’s original 20-carat ring was stolen in 2016 in Paris, but this 15-carat ring more than makes up for it as its elegance and beauty are unparalleled.
The Paris Gunpoint Theft
In 2016, Kim Kardashian had her 20-carat emerald-cut ring stolen along with $6 million’s worth of valuables, but here it is again completely renewed and present.
Headlines on Instagram showed Kim advertising her new KKW fragrances with the ring magically back on her finger.
Kim was robbed in a private residence in Paris at gunpoint by individuals disguised in police uniform and parted her from her beautiful 20-carat engagement ring. Having stayed at the 19th century Hôtel de Pourtalès on rue Tronchet, Kim was described as “badly shaken but physically unharmed”.
This ordeal was quite traumatic for Kim as understandably it would be, but that begs the question, how did it reappear just a few years later on her finger?
Was The Ring Returned?
Unfortunately, the ring was not returned. Instead, Kim revealed November 19th, 2019 that she had borrowed it from Lorraine Schwartz who had designed the stolen engagement ring.
In discussions with Entertainment Tonight’s Lauren Zima, Kim explained that the shoot was “really fun” and “…because it was diamonds, I thought this was the perfect way to bring it back…”
It was in this same discussion that Kim explained that the original 15-carat engagement ring Kanye West gave her in 2013 was not stolen, but the 20-carat emerald cut engagement ring was.
By borrowing the jewelry from Lorraine Schwartz, Kim explains that the one she wears is “A little fake that I’ll borrow from her sometimes that she made. A really nice one. It looks really nice.”
This begs the next important question: how much did Kanye West actually spend on the 15-carat engagement ring?
How much did it actually cost?
The splendid massive jewel that sits sweetly upon Kim Kardashian’s finger is none other than the 15-carat cushion-cut diamond that Kanye West bought for her back in 2013.
Designer Lorraine Schwartz described the diamond as a flawless type 2A rock and that the pavé band makes it seem as though it’s actually floating!
Reportedly, Kanye West spent a whopping $8 million to purchase the 15-carat preciously inlaid engagement ring! The ring was doubled to be an engagement request and as a present for Kim’s 33rd birthday.
As you can imagine, Kim was absolutely overjoyed at this and it was even posted up by Vogue to display its sheer size and decadence.
To finish, we will explore what kind of relationship developed between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to lead to the bestowing of this beautiful 15-carat engagement ring.
The Relationship Behind the Ring
Little do most people know, Kim and Kanye have been friends since 2003. Kim met Kanye when she was working as an assistant to the American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, Brandy Norwood.
At the time, Kim was still married to Damon Thomas and remained friends with Kanye throughout that time. Later Kim revealed that Kanye was drawn to her from the moment he saw her, which is where romance began.
Having known each other for several years, Kanye explained to Ryan Seacrest in 2013 his struggle to be more than just friends with Kim.
Kanye said that “I just knew I wanted her to be my girl for a long time” just after getting engaged using the featured 15-carat engagement ring we’ve been discussing throughout this article.
Kanye continued his praise of Kim explaining that he “just dreamed about being next to her” and that he would sweetly draw himself next to Kim on a Kardashian family Christmas card.
It is clear that their romance has been a long and arduous road, but time conquers all things, and Kim, Kanye, and their four children are proof of that.