The media blur from Kim Kardashian’s infamously short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries is more like ancient history in the fast-paced world of celebrity gossip. Her staggering 20-carat diamond engagement ring, however, is firmly embedded in countless top-ten lists worldwide.
But it’s time to turn the page on Kardashian bridal style – at least for the time being. Engagement ring v2.0 is public and it’s another contender.
If your kid brings home a “D” report card, that’s not so great. If your man brings you a diamond with a D grade, he’s gone above and beyond – that’s the highest mark a diamond can earn for purity of color, according to the 4 C’s of diamond grading. Equally impressive is the diamond’s near flawless internal clarity – an astonishing combination for a diamond of any size. Kanye West made the ultimate purchase with the expertise of Hollywood designer Lorraine Schwartz, who incidentally was the same pro involved in designing Kardashian’s last engagement ring.
Kim’s new 15-carat cushion-cut diamond is a bit smaller than its popular predecessor, and the ring tallies in with less total diamond weight – but she’s not missing out. To put that into perspective: the difference is still about 5 times the average engagement diamond size.