Celebrity Inspiration

The Bigger the Bling…?

So maybe you’ve heard the big news: Kim Kardashian just got engaged to her NBA player boyfriend Kris Humphries. When I say ‘big’ news, I don’t mean in importance. I’m talking diamonds, folks. Specifically, a 16.5 carat emerald cut center stone flanked by two 2-carat trapezoids totalling 20.5 carats and an estimated $2 million.

I’m getting a little worried that celebrities are trying a wee bit too hard to beat each other in the bling department. While Kim managed to outdo her sister Khloe‘s 9-karat, radiant cut diamond, she can’t top Beyoncé‘s unbelievable 18-carat (!) Lorraine Schwartz emerald-cut diamond ring worth an estimated $5 million.

Other stars with ginormous gems? Mariah Carey‘s 18-carat Jacob & Co. pink diamond stunner and Melania Trump‘s 12-carat emerald cut engagement ring said to cost just under a million dollars.

So what do you think about these out-of-control carats? Would you wear more than a million on your finger, or do you think the huge rocks are just tacky?

Here’s a link to some of Portero’s favorite traditional and unique engagement rings. If you’re looking for simple with sparkle, this De Beers 1.84ctw Round Diamond Solitaire Platinum Engagement Ring is a steal at 55% off retail, or you could go more exotic with this Fancy Intense Orange Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring at 33% off. Still hoping to score the massive diamond of your dreams? Try this 5.01ct Cushion Cut Diamond for real celebrity caché.

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