Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Engagement Ring with its own Gravitational Pull

If you were ever under the impression that your engagement ring is big, you can go ahead and let that go, because Kim Kardashian and fiance Kris Humphries have outdone us all. Kim and Kris anounced their engagement last week on the cover of People magazine. Kim says she was so surprised and wasn't expecting anything. When Kim came home that day, Kris was waiting for her with "Will you marry me?" spelled out in rose petals, holding out a diamond the size of a Volkswagen Cabrio.

Kim and Kris met in New York City and have been dating for about 6 months. Kris is a forward for the New Jersey Nets and met Kim while she was in New York opening up a new Dash store and filming Kourtney and Kim Take New York.

As far as the ring goes, Kris said, "I just knew I wanted it to be big." Well, mission accomplished, buddy. The ring, a custom design from Lorraine Schwartz, features a 16.5 carat center stone, flanked by 2 side stones, each 2 carats, for a grand total of 20.5 total carats, set in platinum.

Rumor has it that Kris picked 2 bible verses that are of particular importance to the couple and had them etched on the inside of each side stone. The ring in total is estimated to have cost about $2 million!

Congratulations to another happy couple!