The Jewelry Insider

September 12, 2013

Marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries in August 2011.

Rumor has it that Christie’s will be auctioning off an engagement ring that looks mighty close to the one Kim Kardashian wore on her finger during her short-lived rendezvous with Kris Humphries.

Say What?

Yup, apparently Kris Humphries is finding closure in that train wreck of a relationship by auctioning off the 20 carat diamond bling that will be featured at Christie’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale on October 15th in NYC. At least one good thing will have come out of that marriage.

If you blinked in 2011, you probably missed the rocky marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. The ‘KK’ duo was engaged for 90 days and married for 72. To make things even more interesting their divorce only took 535 days to finalize. I guess after 162 days, I would be ‘feelin’ the burn’ from wearing that rock, too. Just kidding – Christie’s? You can donate it to me.

Kim Kardashian’s 20 carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond engagement ring.
Ring to be auctioned at Christie’s on October 15th.

While Christie’s is keeping their lips sealed on this one, the ring in question is so similar to the bauble once found on Kim K.’s finger (both designed by Lorraine Schwartz, too), the rumor mill seems pretty confident.

The ring features a 16.21 carat emerald-cut diamond flanked by two 1.8 carat trapezoid-cut diamonds. Its value is estimated at $300,000 – $500,000, but if there’s any possibility that this ring was worn by reality TV royalty, we can only imagine what it will sell for. Especially since it was rumored to be worth somewhere around $2 million at the time of their engagement. Good News? A portion of the proceeds will benefit a charity.

US Magazine said it best, “You can’t buy love, but you can buy the material possessions that are left behind when that love disappears.”

I would make a joke about this bauble selling faster than their marriage lasted, but it actually will sell faster I’m sure!

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