Remember that HUGE rock Kim wore around for a little while throughout that process? Well, it turns out that had it not been for such a household name that the NBA player would NOT have been able to afford it!
Sources have revealed that Kris got a MAJOR discount from the jeweler he bought it from. How major? The 20.5-carat diamond Elaine Schwartz ring usually retails for $2 million, but he got it at wholesale cost for $750,000, as sources explained:
"Kris could have never afforded such an extravagant engagement ring for Kim. He paid $750,000 for the engagement ring. Elaine Schwartz gave Kris the ring basically at wholesale cost. The ring would actually retail for $2 million dollars. Kris did have other jewelers reach out to him and offer to give him a ring for free in exchange for publicity, but he didn't want to even pursue that. Kris knew how much Kim loved Elaine's collection, and there was no other option in his mind. Kris absolutely doesn't want the ring back, even though Kim filed for divorce. In his mind, it's her ring, and it was a symbol of his love for her.”
$750K is still a pretty penny though and we would have gladly taken that discount too! Despite claiming it is still a symbol of his love for her, Kris is lucky he didn't shell out the full $2 million!
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