Kanye West went above and beyond when he proposed to Kim Kardashian, presenting her with a humongous 15-carat diamond ring by celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.
The ring cost “well over a million dollars,” E! News’ Ken Baker said on Ryan Seacrest’s morning radio show, due to the custom and unique nature of the priceless stone.
This is an engagement surprise that’s been in the works for a while and caught Kim off-guard—she “had no idea,” Ken added. In order to reserve the entire AT&T Park in San Francisco, procedure requires the party pay off the full rental fee at least seven days in advance. Hollyscoop also learned that Kanye went ring shopping as recently as four weeks ago while he was in Paris with Kim for the city’s fashion week.
Kim’s current sparkler arrives the same week that her ex-husband Kris Humphries scored $749,000 at Christie's New York Magnificent Jewels when he auctioned off the engagement ring he gave her in 2011. Kanye’s ring is slightly smaller, by about 1.5 carats, but the sentimental value of this rock is probably much more meaningful to Kim.
Out with the old, in with the new new.