Kim Kardashian wearing her bling ring [Getty]
Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring from her failed marriage to Kris Humphries has sold at an auction in New York for a massive £470,000. However, this is a snip for the unknown buyer as it is thought that when Kris originally bought the ring in May 2011 it was thought to be for around £1.25million.
According to reports there were two bidders for the huge 16.21 Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring but the identity of the buyer remains a mystery. Kim is now dating Kanye West with whom she has a daughter, North, whilst Kris is currently thought to be single.
Of course, Kris isn’t the first person to auction off the jewellery of his lost love. In 2011 a selection of the late Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery – a large amount of it given to her by Richard Burton was auctioned off – with David Beckham even rumoured to have bought some of her pieces for Victoria.
And when Kim Basinger divorced from Alec Baldwin she auctioned off her engagement ring for £38,000 which she gave to charity – very nice of her. Donald Trumps ex-wife Marla Marples similarly sold her ring for £70,000 – a move which Donald called ‘tacky’ – LOL. She did keep the money for herself after all.
One person who did not decide to auction off her ring was Heather Mills, instead during a rather large fight with Paul McCartney during the break down of their marriage, she threw it at him. Luckily it only cost £13,000 so it doesn’t really matter. Err...
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