Once Kim Kardashian's engagement news trickled into the blogosphere, it wasn't her decidely laid-back proposal (read more about that here) that BG brides were buzzing about—we were too busy staring at the dazzling, orb-like object on her People magazine cover! It turned out to be a 20.5-carat custom creation from Lorraine Schwartz, a renowned jeweler to the stars (her A-list clientele includes Beyoncé). Although we wouldn't have pegged the media mogul to be an emerald-cut kind of girl — little sis Khloe's ring is a radiant, so she was probably trying to avoid any comparisons — it definitely adds to the classic, Old-Hollywood feel that she's trying to emulate. Look familiar? The future Mrs. Humphries is a huge fan of Elizabeth Taylor, whose third husband gifted her a 30-carat emerald for their engagement.
(Photo Courtesy of People Magazine)
If you're craving the same kind of style, try this striking Tacori emerald-cut solitaire setting, which comes with two trapezoid-shaped side stones (pictured, left). Unlike Kim's, the knife edge band is set with rows of pave, so you get some extra dazzle. No pro-baller hubby necessary: this ring retails for $6,900 in platinum (without the center stone) or $15,900 with a 2-carat diamond, a far cry from the reported $2 million original. Visit tacori.com for more deets.