Where did that come from?

By Alex Apatoff
Updated December 02, 2020 02:14 AM
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Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP; Inset: Getty

Evan Agostini/Invision/AP; Inset: Getty

There was so much to talk about when Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West hit the red carpet at the MTV VMAs Sunday night. There was her remarkably low-key dress, her natural makeup and undone, damp hair; there was his “famous” T-shirt and white sneakers; there was her perfectly polished mani. (It’s Essie Gel Couture in Sheer Fantasy, thanks for asking.)

And then — record scratch — was that an enormous new rock she was flaunting on her left ring finger? Yep, a source says: “Kanye surprised her with a new ring. Kim couldn’t believe it. It’s even more stunning than her engagement ring if that’s possible.”

To the untrained eye, it might appear that Kardashian is wearing the 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz stunner that Kanye West famously proposed with at San Francisco’s AT&T Stadium. And there’s no doubt, it occupies a similar amount of real estate on her finger and has a similar vibe (the vibe being, absurdly large).

Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic); Inset: courtesy lorraine schwartz

But a closer examination reveals that her VMAs bling is slightly different from her engagement ring in a few key aspects. Most notably, the cut is different; whereas her engagement ring is a 15-carat cushion cut set onto a thin pavé band, Lorraine Schwartz confirms that this is a 20-carat emerald cut “excellent, perfect” stone set on another thin (and what appears to be French pavé) band.

A source tells People that this new ring is a gift from her doting husband, who also bestowed upon her the gift of calling her a “G” during his wide-ranging VMAs speech. It’s not the million-dollar push present she requested, but we bet she’s not complaining.

What do you think of her new bling?

–Reporting by Lizz Leonard