Kanye West bought Kim Kardashian a $10 million, 20-carat diamond ring

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Even though people yell at me for saying this, I really do think Kim Kardashian has one of the prettiest engagement rings. If you’re looking for a beautiful, clear, big diamond ring on a celebrity hand, the 15-carat diamond Kanye West gave Kim is honestly one of the best. She’s really proud of that ring too – she’s made it into a Kimoji, and she’s always taking photos of the ring and selfies with her hand close to her face. Well, here’s a surprise: Kanye bought Kim another HUGE diamond ring, and she wore the new ring to the VMAs.

People Magazine pointed out that it seemed like Kim was wearing a different ring, because this diamond (in these photos) looks bigger, and like it’s more of an emerald cut (her engagement ring is cushion-cut). A source told People that Kanye did indeed gift Kim with another diamond ring, and People makes it sound like a belated “push present.” Kim wanted a diamond choker as a push present though. So I don’t know if Kanye gave her a necklace AND another diamond ring or what. It’s also a possibility that Kanye gave her the ring as an anniversary present, or maybe as a special gift after she lost so much weight. Us Weekly also notes that this new ring is from Lorraine Schwartz (who designed Kim’s engagement ring) and this ring is 20 carats, D-Flawless. The ring is reportedly worth $10 million.

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Also: after the VMAs, Kim and Kanye partied with friends, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Diddy, Cassie and more. Swizz posted this Instagram, Kim looks like she’s worshipping Beyonce from afar.

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  1. BeBeA says:

    Wonder what was said before the picture was snapped that had them all laughing so……….

  2. Bluebelle says:

    If it’s a push present, I don’t like the idea. However, I don’t think they should be bashed because of the price of the ring. People can do whatever they want with their money, regardless of what we think is a better choice. I love this couple, they make me smile.

  3. Alix says:

    Umm, isn’t he supposed to be millions of dollars in debt?

    • lucy2 says:

      That was my first thought too.

      • Loopy says:

        My question is $10 million for a ring is a huge amount of money at any level, so those in the know in the jewelry business please share how payments are made, can you pay in intalments or a lump sum, the whole sum???

    • nicole says:

      Yes, to the tune of about 50 million. And Kim bailed him out. So Kim bought herself that ring. No problem with that, but let’s not pretend he’s showering her with expensive diamonds. She’s the one with the money.

    • Rachel says:

      Maybe she picked it out and then bought it for him to ‘give’ to her. Didn’t Kylie do that with Tyga for her birthday presents one year?

    • Marie says:

      Do celebrities have a different definition of the word “broke” compared to us mere mortals?

    • Gg says:

      Maybe he used his Kardashian Kredit Kard

    • Dani says:

      He as an artist is in debt. He personally is not. He clarified that in an interview.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      Yes, he needs $63 million to work on his projects.
      I’m getting a definite Liz and Dick vibe here, although the fighting hasn’t started yet.

    • Scotchy says:

      I am willing to bet it was either gifted or they paid a fraction of that price tag. Note it said that the ring was estimated to be “worth” 10mil, not that anyone actually paid 10mil… The bigger the profile and the richer you are the less you have to pay for anything…

  4. Aiobhan says:

    This photo irks me for some reason. I think it is because all of the women are standing up and the men are sitting down. Given the performance that Beyonce just gave before this photo was taken, she should have been the only one sitting down.

    I also don’t think any of these people are friends outside of work. You cannot call yourself someone’s friend if you do not show up for their wedding. Even if you cannot stand the bride (or groom or both) if you value the friendship, you go, get drunk, and eat the free food. Then talk shit about them on the way back home.

    • easi says:

      Just going to say that. This photo makes me uncomfortable.

      • Loopy says:

        Maybe it was one f those settings, where the women were having a good gossip and their men were already seated drinking and having cigars and they popped in for a quick photo. Beyoncé as successful and powerful as she is ‘has’ always kind of been ‘submissive’ to her husband.( just an observation please)

      • Janet R says:

        Me too

    • als says:

      +1000
      Very weird photograph.
      And to think Bey’s entire performance was dedicated to women. LOL It has to be funny, otherwise, it would be sad.

      • Bitsi says:

        ITA. Bey was never and never will be my definition of a feminist. She’s like a Hillary…talks a good game to the masses but puts up with craziness from her man.

    • jeanne says:

      I agree!!!! it’s all a big TRY to look like an old school rat pack/gangster/machismo thing but it is driving me crazy bc the women who are standing BEHIND their men are more successful. But they still have to inflate their egos and make them feel all big and powerful. it’s gross.

      • AnnaKist says:

        Bingo.

      • Chloeee says:

        @bitsi I disagree. Relationships are difficult and complex. Just because she took him back it doesn’t make her weak. That’s the whole point of Lemonade. Feminists can feel disempowered-in fact we do. It’s the inner strength that brings you back and there’s a strength in forgiveness. There’s absolutely a strength in rediscovering who you are within the context of a relationship especially a long term one with children involved, and redefining that with your partner. She might be stronger and more empowered both politically and personally and I’m not going to strip her of her feminist title because of that. If she identifies as a feminist-she is. And professionally she has shown all of that. To try and pull that from her due to speculation on her personal life is counter productive to feminism.

    • Wren says:

      I totally agree, the photo is weird. It’s obvs staged, and the tableaux is very…….. patriarchal? It makes me uncomfortable too.

      I’m puzzled over the wedding thing though. Why would not going to the wedding mean you can’t be friends? I’ve been unable to attend a few of my friends’ weddings but that doesn’t mean anything more than I had prior commitments that couldn’t be changed.

      • Aiobhan says:

        @Wren Jay-Z and Beyonce were on vacation when the tweedle dee and tweedle dumb got married. Jay and Bey knew when those narcissists were going to get married and chose to go on vacation instead of waiting until after the wedding to go on vacation. Neither was on tour or recording.

        I would have done the same thing.

    • Saras says:

      Well duh have you listened to rap lyrics? Not usually the most female friendly…

    • LadyJane says:

      Yep. All this. It looks like JayZ is happy out, with his big fat glass of Chateau LaZillionaire, laughing all the way to the bank with Tidal reaping the dividends of Bey’s feminist manifesto Lemonade. Situational irony – much? He even got to skip the red carpet. So why wouldn’t he be toasting the boys, with his lady hanging off his back. He played it well. Making lemonade out of lemons, indeed.

  5. jeanpierre says:

    That’s nice. I don’t really get the push présent, is it really a thing?

    • Alix says:

      It really is. Of course, I’ve always considered the “push present” to be, you know, the BABY, but to each his/her own…

      • Lynnie says:

        Lol same! I think getting something to commemorate the birth like a charm or a necklace with a birthstone is a nice and sweet idea though. Once it becomes an opportunity to get some more jewelry though that’s when I start side-eying people.

      • detritus says:

        I totally get push presents.
        The man and the woman get the baby, it’s not just a present for mom.
        The woman is the one that has to destroy her body and push a football sized person out of her most sensitive bits.

        If I ever manage to go through something that hard and miraculous I want a damn present. It can be something little though, I don’t need a 10mil ring. A cute little pea pod charm, or a pedicure, whatever. Just thank me for the possible tens of hours of labor to push a baby out that BOTH parents should want.

    • Denise says:

      I didn’t get one. My husband didn’t know it was a thing. Yet somehow our new daughter seemed to be enough to make me happy – imagine! Besides, he wound up giving me something money can’t buy – total support and self-sacrifice during my post partum depression.

      • msw says:

        But no gift?! Ugh! How rude! ;)

        I agree with you completely. I needed my husband for emotional support and logistical support through my c-section recovery and the early days of breastfeeding. He already took on the role of being an equal parent to the extent a man is able (meaning he can’t nurse). That’s what I needed, not a present to congratulate me or thank me.

  6. als says:

    Well, Kim did save Kanye from the Taylor Swift debacle, so, a gift was in order.

  7. Loopy says:

    This is the ultimate coup in Kim’s meteoric social climbing, to be in with the Carters and co.

    • Pont Neuf says:

      So, to be “in” with a group of trashy people with money is a form of “social climbing”? If so, Kim is even less intelligent than she appears to be… Especially because she isn’t any less undeserving, nasty and tacky than the likes of P Diddy, or however he calls himself this week.

      It’s not like she has managed to become friends with the likes of royalty or at least Bill Gates, Carlos Slim or Warren Buffett (mind you, those people can be really trashy as well, but at least they have to keep up appearances and pretend to have some poise and savoir faire, not to mention that, at some point, they made some significant contribution to society).

      In some cases, this looks like a step down for Kim, as hard as it is to believe.

      • LucyLu says:

        This comment hits all sorts of lows, everyone in this pic has some sort of TALENT, otherwise they would not be famous. For you to say this looks like a step down for Kim reeks if racism and class-ism.

      • Ciru says:

        LucyLu I completely agree. Beyonce is crazy talented and hard-working. Jay is one of the biggest rappers in the game. Diddy is a rapper and hugely successful musician. Alicia Keys is a massive talent. Swizz is one of the most sought-after producers… so pray tell. How are they trashy? How is Kim better than them?

      • moon says:

        Agree with LucyLu. These are talented and highly successful musicians – Alicia Keys, Beyonce, JayZ etc. To dismiss them as trashy is low.

        Find it interesting that your first go to alternative was ‘royalty’. Not sure why lazy katy or will are somehow more esteemed? Because they have a posh pedigree they didn’t have to work for and spend lots of time on vacation?

      • Nicole says:

        Pray tell what are Diddy and Cassie there for? I am sorry Diddy rides others’ coattails and that is all he has done.

      • lucy says:

        Team Pont Neuf.

        With the exception of the 3 unknowns (the couple behind Jay Carter and woman on far right) the only one I see in the photo with any discernible talent is Keys, and she seems to be a “homewrecker” and liar. The others are all egotistical toddleresque succubi.

        Very awkward photo.

        I hardly consider anything Jay, P, Kanye, or Mr. Beatz, has done to be valuable culturally to society. I do think the misogyny those fellas put out is harmful. At least Alicia can sing. Beyonce always seems like a helium balloon to me—a drugged helium balloon. She owes her career to Janet Jackson and Britney Spears.

        “Y’all havin’ a good time” while I flash my ladybits, buttcheeks, and fake blond hair at you and yodel-rap? Ha! And act out my angry cheerleader fantasies?

        Yawn.

  8. Myrna says:

    I’m enjoying how Kim is looking over at Beyonce with a pretty thick veil of envy or probably more likely jealousy.

  9. sarah says:

    Don’t like the men sitting down as if they are more important and the women behind them. 10 mil for a ring? People have more money than sense. What did she do with her other huge liz taylor ring?

    • roses says:

      Honestly speaking all the women who are standing can do so much better than that mess that is sitting down. Hopefully one day the women will all come to their senses.

  10. B n A fn says:

    I thought K West said he was broke. I appears Kim is the one with the money now. Maybe she gifted her self a great diamond ring. I noticed at the vma awards, on Sunday, they were not looking very affectionate when they were in the green room in the back. K & K showed lots of pda in front of the camera. I’m not a fan of either one so I’m speaking from just a few pictures in the gossip section.

  11. paolanqar says:

    That pic makes me really uncomfortable.
    Men are sitting down drinking, smoking and having fun while their wives/partners are in the back seat in their nice frocks like cute figurines but nowhere near the men’s level of power.
    that pic just speaks volumes.
    These women can sell feminism as much as they like but a faux pas like this just shows me that they do it for money and not for genuine belief.
    Maybe i am reading too much into it but as I said, it makes my skin crawl just looking at it. Especially for Beyoncè and Alicia Keys.

    plus.. Kim wants to be Beyoncè with every fiber of her being. That face says it all.

  12. OSTONE says:

    My niece has that ring! She got it for $6.99 at the local Claire’s.

  13. Lucy26 says:

    So I guess his plan to bring dope shi* to the world if only Mark Zuckerberg would lend him some cash was just one of his many mindless rants?

  14. Lensblury says:

    10 Million Dollars for a ring? No, no, no.

    Also, yes to everything that was said about this picture. I try to interpret Beyoncé’s gesture as “there, there… you know I run this.” for comfort.

  15. what's inside says:

    I think the photo speaks volumes…..the men are more important than the women who are just trophies.

  16. yolo112 says:

    Did that say Cassie and Diddy? I thought they went down in a fiery limo cell phone flame..??

    OK everyone!! Fake smiles for fake pics!

    • Bridget says:

      I don’t think Cassie will ever be done with Diddy, because she’d have to go back to former pop star obscurity (harsh, I know).

  17. littlemissnaughty says:

    Really though? Everyone is upset that the men are sitting down and the women are standing? It’s a photo. Let’s not pretend it tells us anything about their relationship dynamics. For all we know, they just wanted a symmetrical photo. Or the women just walked in from wherever. And if the women want to sit, they can get a chair. For the love of crap. If it had been the other way around, they would look like a group from the 1800s when the women used to sit with the men standing behind them.

  18. I Choose Me says:

    Is that Cassie behind P Diddy? I thought she was done with his trifling ass.

  19. Frosty says:

    No hate.

  20. original kay says:

    So much for saving the world with his running shoes and 50 million donated dollars.

  21. A mascarada says:

    Yeah, the picture of men with their trophy wives behind them is tacky.
    Don’t think Kim is looking at Beyoncé at all.
    I envy Kim’s ring. I’d sell it and buy a lot of things I want.

  22. Jade says:

    Okay I may be alone on this but those crazy large rings just look so tacky to me, I might feel differently if it was on my finger tho. In all honesty how could you walk around with $10m ring on your finger when people in your own county are starving. It’s gross but on par with their image.

  23. Cara says:

    Yeah, jewelry is always a sound investment…said no one ever.

  24. sherry says:

    I just watched the Kimye video linked in the post. I can’t help it. I love them! Watching the two of them makes me smile.

    As for the ring, my daughter commented on it while we were watching the VMA’s the other night and I assumed it was her engagement ring. Kanye is very generous! It’s absolutely gorgeous!

  25. Pants says:

    Kim’s face has been looking good recently, hope she lays off getting tweaked for awhile.

  26. Michelle says:

    K and K would have been talked about a lot more if he had taken that $10 million he spent on this ring and donated it to the flood victims in Louisiana, women’s breast cancer research, or some other organization that is always in need. Besides, is she supposed to wear this ring now instead of her engagement ring? Does she wear this one every other day and her engagement ring on the alternating days? I’m confused.

    • Redgrl says:

      Michelle – exactly! The crass vulgarity of these idiots makes me ill. Now I’m going to punch myself for even clicking on this…

  27. DiamondGirl says:

    Who’s the couple in the middle? They aren’t named in the list.

  28. Evadstructn says:

    Guess Kanye doesn’t care about blood diamonds anymore

  29. EscapedConvent says:

    Yes, I know it’s their money and they can do whatever they want with it. Buy is this the same Kanye who made a public appeal to Mark Zuckerberg to give him money for his ripped-nude-pantyhose fashion line? Because that was a better investment than funding schools for children in Third World countries.

  30. Elizabeth says:

    With whose money? He’s broke.

  31. Donna Martin says:

    I wonder if it burns Beyoncé that KK is in her inner circle now. And why are all the women standing?

  32. Mike K says:

    $10 mill would have been a great help in Louisiana , he could have got the better of Taylor Swift who only gave $1 mill.!
    You would think with all their money and BS they could make a small donation.
    But who knows.

  33. Snappyfish says:

    I agree 100% about Kim’s engagement ring. I have always thought it was lovely. Kanye & Schwartz did a v v good job

  34. Ashtau says:

    I thought he was broke?

  35. Kate says:

    Gorgeous ring.
    I have a legitimate, non snarky question: why is it that sports stars and entertainers get a pass for being a part of the “evil rich” but business executives don’t?

    I don’t think anyone who hoards millions of dollars should be given a pass. I’m just curious why we over look that for Hollywood and pro sports.

  36. Kimma says:

    And then he gave the other $10m to charity?