Kim Kardashian is engaged! Now the details of the ring!!

Kim Kardashian is engaged! Now the details of the ring!!

Courtesy of People

Courtesy of People

Congrats to Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries!!

Making the surprise proposal, Kris waited on bended knee for Kardashian to return to her Beverly Hills home, with the words “Will you marry me” spelled out in rose petals.  The utterly romantic surprise came as a shock for Kim as she did not expect it, let alone to happen when she returned home. 

What is the gorgeous diamond sparkler that is now adorning , the for now, Ms. Kardashian’s finger?  One big ring, is the answer!  Designer completely by Humphries, along with help from Kardashian pal, Lorraine Schwartz, the sparkler is reportedly costing Mr. Humphries approximately $2 million dollars.  The pricey, yet absolutely stunning bauble is a 3 stone ring, with a 16.5 carat emerald cut center stone.  Flanking the large center stone are two smaller trapezoid stones of 2 carats each.  For a grand total of 20.5 carat total weight for Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring!

Kim squeals with delight saying the ring is “absolutely perfect” and the “most beautiful thing I have ever seen!” Which is good, because Kardashian has always wanted something very distinct for her engagement ring and Kris wanted the bauble to just be one, simple thing, “big”.  I think they each got exactly what they had always wanted!

Following the romantic, surprise proposal, Kardashian and Humphries returned to Kim’s mother’s home for a pre-planned celebratory bash with the entire family.  Kim’s  mother, Kris Jenner, helped the new addition Kris plan the surprise bash for an intimate family celebration.  Although, Kris Jenner did surprise the newly engaged couple with two mini horses, an inside joke the Kris’ had while planning the entire event.

Congrats Kim and Kris!

Kate Hudson Engaged!

Kate Hudson Engaged!

Another day, and another celebrity joining the ranks of the recently engaged—it must be Royal wedding fever hitting Hollywood? Right? 

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This time cupid’s arrow has struck none other than Miss Kate Hudson.  Kate, who said the proposal came about a week ago and wanted to wait until “someone noticed” she was in fact engaged shared her lovely news on the Today Show this morning.  Flashing her smile, and new engagement bling, Ms. Hudson announced that she had in fact accepted the proposal of Muse front man Matthew Bellamy.  Hudson, 32, was adorned with a gorgeous emerald cut center stone, flanked by two sizable baguettes on each side. 

This is not the biggest news for the adorably funny Hudson who is currently promoting her latest movie, is also expecting a child with the rocker.  The duo has been dating since last spring and will be expecting this bundle of joy in the early summer to fall.  Hudson believes a baby girl will be joining older brother Ryder from her previous marriage to Chris Robinson. 

Hudson has said she is in no rush to get to the altar with Bellamy, citing that there is no reason to put such pressure on the situation.  Yet she is enjoying her “sweet and romantic” proposal and impending mother to be again, status. 

Congrats Kate and Matthew!

Sotheby’s “Magnificient Jewels” Auction breaks Records

In New York, NY last week, Sotheby’s “Magnificent Jewels” spring auction was breaking all sorts of records.  Sotheby’s topped a record-breaking $39.4 million dollars , and the highest ever total for their spring jewelry auction, ever.

Held on April 14th, 2011, ‘Magnificent Jewels’ brought jewelry lovers great pieces such as a 30 carat emerald cut diamond.  The D-colored diamond boasted a $3.4 million dollars sales tag.  Purchased by Essex Global, the gem was the highest selling bauble of the whole auction.  The next highest selling gem was a gorgeous 3 carat marquise shaped, fancy blue color diamond.  This gem was sold for just under the emerald cut diamond, at $3.3 million in the auction. 

Auction holder’s, Sotheby’s, was ecstatic about the turn out of their spring sale, noting that collectors were more willing to purchase, and  make big purchases at that.  Sotheby’s will also hold other jewelry auctions this spring, with a unique emerald and diamond tiara on the block in the near future.