Kim Kardashian's Engagement Ring Is Hers and Kris' to Keep (or Sell, Donate, Bury, Etc.)

Source quashes rumors that the bling was donated and exclusively tells E! News that the 20.5-carat ring Kris Humphries put on her finger "is theirs"

By Natalie Finn, Katie Rhames Nov 01, 2011 8:21 PMTags
Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Kim Kardashian's ring is hers to do what she wants with it. (So far, it appears she wants to not wear it.)

Further quashing a rumor that her 20.5-carat engagement ring was borrowed bling, a source close to the Kardashian family exclusively confirms to E! News that the $2 million Lorraine Schwartz ring was not a PR-stunt loaner.

"They paid for it. It's theirs," the insider tells us. "It was absolutely not donated and has nothing to do with Lorraine anymore."

And, the source adds, people tend to return their rings if they break up before their weddings, not after the I-dos have been said.

Kim's 72-day marriage immediately drew comparisons to other celebrities' short-lived unions (Mario Lopez and Ali Landry, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito, etc.) as well as to romances that just didn't work out. Jennifer Lopez returned the 6-carat pink diamond that Ben Affleck gave her, for instance.

"Jennifer Lopez was engaged, Kim was married," the source reiterates. "Traditionally, if you're engaged, and you break up, you give the ring back. But if you get married, the ring is yours to keep."

"Kim wanted this marriage and she wanted kids with this guy," the source says. "Now people question whether she really loved Kris and wanted to marry him. But at the end of the day, Kim is a smart girl...a smart, good girl."

Kim filed for divorce yesterday, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.

"I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision," she said in a statement to E! News. "I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don't work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best."

Kris, meanwhile, said that he was "devastated to learn she filed for divorce. I'm committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make it work."