She knows how to flaunt it! Kanye West put a ring on it and proposed to girlfriend Kim Kardashian on her 33rd birthday Monday, Oct. 21. Surprisingly (or not), Kardashian’s new bling appears to be similar in style to her old one from ex-husband Kris Humphries.
The reality star’s hairstylist, Clyde Haygood, shared a picture of Kardashian flashing her new bling on Instagram Monday. According to TMZ, the 36-year-old rapper proposed to the mother of his 4-month-old daughter, North, with a 15-carat diamond ring. A Lorraine Schwartz rep confirms to Us Weekly that the ring is a D flawless cushion cut and a perfect diamond. West and Schwartz worked together and he had a vision on how the ring should look.
Kardashian posted a close-up photo of her ring on Instagram on Tuesday with the stadium screen in the background. She simply captioned the photo, “YES!!!”
Humphries, whom Kardashian filed for divorce from after 72 days of marriage in October 2011, proposed with a 16.21-carat center diamond and two 1.8-carat side diamonds from Lorraine Schwartz. (Kardashian, not Humphries, initially paid for the ring.) The ring’s initial reported worth was $2 million, but sold for a total of $749,000 at a Christie’s auction in New York City on Oct. 15. A portion of the proceeds from the sale was going to charity.
Though the rings may be similar, the proposals were very different. West popped the question in front of Kardashian’s family and friends at AT&T Park in San Francisco by projecting “pleeease marry meee!!!” on the stadium screen. NBA player Humphries proposed in May 2011 in Kardashian’s bedroom with candles and rose petals spelling out, “Will you marry me?” His proposal aired on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
And don’t expect the weddings to be similar either. Kardashian told England’s Tatler magazine in November 2012 that her next wedding won’t be as big as it was with Humphries. “It had always been my dream to have a big wedding, and when people said that I’d made it over the top for the show, that was just me: I am over the top,” she said. “But the next time, I want to do it on an island with just my friends and family and that’s it.”
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