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Kim Kardashian Engagement Ring

Colossal Engagement Rings: Too Much or to Each Her Own?

I'll admit that I'm a bit of a magpie and a sparkly diamond can make me smile. But when I saw Kim Kardashian's 20.5-carat engagement ring, I wondered if there's such a thing as too much bling. Celebrities have boatloads of cash, we all know that, so is flaunting your assets with such an ostentatious accessory really necessary?

And Kim isn't the only one with a ginormous rock. Back in 2005, Paris wore a whopping 24 carats on her ring finger, and she wasn't shy about reminding us all that her $5 million piece of jewelry trumped Kim's $2 million diamond. We've been discussing the bodacious bling with friends and co-workers, and while some may think "hey, if they have the cash, why not?" others argue that it's just wrong to put that much money on daily display when it could be put to use helping others or bettering the world. What do you think?

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Atiyah Atiyah 5 years
Now we all know that she isnt thinking about clean drinking water, how many people she can feed or Joplin. The ring is just plain tacky. Child has been passed around more than a crayon at a nursery school.
bisou002 bisou002 5 years
Every time I see photos of Kim wearing that ring, I wonder how she can feel comfortable parading that kind of wastefulness around when that money could have gone to helping people in Joplin. I'd have much more respect for her if she'd gone with something tastefully sized and made a large donation.
laluna27 laluna27 5 years
Living in NYC, I don't want any piece of jewelry that I can't wear on the subway!
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
I can see myself getting yelled at for this, but I think anything over 6 carats is tacky.
mixedpie mixedpie 5 years
No matter how much money I have, I can't see myself wanting a ring with a center stone bigger than 1 carrat. Maybe 2 depending on the cut, but certainly nowhere near Kim's or Paris's. It's just too big. It looks gaudy and intrusive, and a little snooty and pompus. Not to mention, it's so big it's almost like the ring is wearing the hand instead of the other way around.
Sandle Sandle 5 years
I agree with the above posters, it seems like they are just getting bigger and bigger to try and outdo each other. I wonder if personal style even played into the equation or if they were simply trying to get the biggest/most expensive ring possible.
jazzytummy jazzytummy 5 years
Kim's ring has so much going on, it looks masculine and you can't really appreciate the beauty of the diamond. I would also catch that on 90% of my clothes and purses.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I owned a piece of jewlery that cost that much. I would constantly be tallying up how many people I could feed for that amount of money. Let alone the people who don't even have access to clean drinking water...
Pistil Pistil 5 years
It's too much for me, but obviously to each her own.
mdwhite3685 mdwhite3685 5 years
I'd be worried about someone trying to steal it off me; it seems like a ring that massive would make you such a target.
SoCalGal73 SoCalGal73 5 years
I agree with merie33. They look cheap and fake.
merie33 merie33 5 years
It looks like costume jewelery when its that big.
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