Just 24 hours after news of the “big surprise” broke, it has been revealed that the Kardashian machine has helped manufacture the matrimony-dom.
Surprised? Hardly. Kim Kardashian picked out her spectacular 15 carat diamond engagement ring herself — because she knew her baby daddy Kanye West was going to propose, RadarOnline.com has learned.
“Kim had picked out her own Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring,” a source close to the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has revealed.
The reality beauty “told Kanye to get the ring from Lorraine Schwartz because she loves the jeweler’s diamonds. She knew the proposal was happening, she just didn’t know when it would happen.”
Kim’s second husband, basketball player Kris Humphries, paid between $200,000-$300,000 for the massive Lorraine Schwartz 16.2 carat diamond ring he gave her for their 2011 engagement.
Because of the publicity value, Humphries got a huge discount as the ring was estimated to be worth $2 million. But the couple’s marriage collapsed after only 72 days and Humphries recently sold the ring at auction for $749,000.
With jeweler Schwartz, the source said, “Kanye got a significant deal on the ring just as Kris did because of all the publicity it will get. Before Kim gave the ultimate seal of approval on the sparkler, Kanye looked at over 20 diamonds. The diamond has no flaws and has more sparkle than Kim’s previous ring.”
The ring could be worth at least $3 million, jewelry experts estimate, but according to the source, Kanye paid less than $500,000 — and made sure the ring was bigger than the one Kris gave her!
So maybe Kim didn’t know the proposal would be on her birthday, but there was no way in HELL she was gonna let a ninja just cop her any ol’ ring.
Flip it over to see the first pics of newly engaged Kim leaving her San Francisco hotel with Pimpin’ Kris.
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