UPDATE – May 26 – 20.5 carats!
Pictures and more details have arrived! Here they are (pictures first!):
Here are the details: It’s actually an emerald cut diamond in the center – not a cushion cut as previously reported – with two 2 carat trapezoid shaped diamonds on both sides of the center stone.
The emerald cut diamond in the center is a whopping 16.5 carats and the sidestones are 2 carats each, totaling 20.5 carats in all! The cost? Estimated at $2 million.
This is definitely the next great celebrity engagement ring – who would not be happy to receive a ring like this?
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Slightly off-topic, but it’s been in the news recently (and I saw on the cover of Life and Style magazine) that Kim Kardashian has picked out her engagement ring. Now I don’t follow the Kardashians the way many people do, but I don’t think she’s even engaged yet…so I’m not completely sure why she’s already made her engagement ring, but I’m just going to assume she knows what she’s doing.
Anyway, on to the information about the actual ring. It’s apparently a 10-carat cushion cut ring, which is pretty amazing, and it’s supposed to be styled after Elizabeth Taylor’s engagement ring. One of Kim’s friends who is a jewelry designer is the one who will be putting the ring together. I’m not sure where they are going to find a 10-carat cushion cut diamond, but I’m sure they won’t have many to choose from. Actually, as of right now Blue Nile has a 10.41 carat cushion cut diamond in stock, so if you’re trying to out-do (or at least match) her, they have the diamond to do it!
The price? If the diamond that she uses has a cut grade of very good or better, is around G color or better, and is maybe VS1 or better clarity, the price for the diamond should cost at least $400,000. It should be safe to say that she will be wearing a half a million dollars on her finger when the ring is done!