The world’s attention has returned to the Kardashian clan’s glistening hands with the recent announcement of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s engagement. The family of reality stars, businesspeople, and style icons is not one to go unnoticed. Therefore, it is no wonder that when their significant others propose, they do not skimp on the ring.
There has been quite an astonishing collection of magnificent stones gathered, from the diamond that launched off Kim’s famed 72-day marriage to the sparkler that currently graces Kourtney’s ring finger.
In this article, we have gathered details on the Kardashian engagement rings and the proposals that they aggrandize with their exquisiteness.
- Kris and Caitlyn Jenner
Our Kardashian engagement story begins here since this is where the tradition was put into place. The world-famous “momager” and family matriarch was formerly married to lawyer Robert Kardashian, with whom she had four children. Though we do not have many specifics about their wedding, we know that Kris married former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner one month after they split and that they have been together for 23 years. Following their breakup in 2014, the Daily Mail said that she kept her Lorraine Schwartz-designed 20.5-carat diamond engagement ring. This move is said to have ignited the family’s long-standing relationship with the renowned designer.
- Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Within a month of meeting each other in September 2009, the NBA star—Lamar Odom—and the creator of Good American—Khloe Kardashian—were married in a whirlwind affair. There was no ring on deck when the couple decided to be married on the spur of the moment, but Odom later asked Khloé to be his wife in front of her family and friends, this time with a jaw-dropping ring.
The ring Odom chose for Khloé was said to have cost $850,000 and included a 12.5-carat radiant-cut diamond with a halo setting. Unfortunately, four years later, the couple divorced.
- Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
After six months of dating, NBA star Kris Humphries chose a private, at-home proposal for Kim in 2011, writing out “Will You Marry Me?” in rose petals in her Beverly Hills bedroom. The understated proposal was followed by an extravagant party, which sent the newlyweds on a 72-day romance before calling it quits.
Kris gave the SKIMS founder a Lorraine Schwartz ring with a 16-carat center stone and two 1.8-carat diamonds bordering the sides. The ring was considered to be valued at approximately $2 million at the time, but following their divorce, the athlete auctioned it off at Christie’s in New York for almost $750,000. It is Humphries’ first and Kardashian’s second marriage, following a brief relationship with ex-boyfriend Damon Thomas long before Keeping Up With The Kardashians premiered.
- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim quickly rebounded from her marriage to Humphries, and mere months after their divorce was completed, set about dating Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West in 2012 after years of friendship. Three months after the couple welcomed their baby North, Kanye proposed to Kim in a big way in 2013 by renting out the AT&T Park stadium in San Francisco and flashing “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!” on the jumbotron. Kim was given a 15-carat cushion-cut diamond ring with micro-pavé diamonds encrusted on the platinum band. This dazzler, rumored to be one of the costliest celebrity engagement rings, was specially made by none other than Lorraine Schwartz and was valued between $3 and $4 million.
In 2016, two years after their wedding, Kim received a massive 20-carat ring from the Yeezy designer as a second engagement ring. Unfortunately, one of the artworks stolen during the 2016 Paris theft was this stunning engagement ring, much to the couple’s agony. Kim stopped wearing her wedding band after the heist, although she would occasionally flash the first engagement ring—a 15-carat stunner—that Kanye proposed to her with.
But their otherwise heavenly companionship had to come to an end following a series of incidents, though there is still a great deal of uncertainty. Reports that Kardashian is not going to remove “West” from her legal name added to the uncertainty surrounding their present relationship status.
However, the air has been cleared now. On October 6 while hosting SNL, Kim said: “I’ve been very blessed in this life, and I’m grateful for everything, honestly, all the ups, all the downs. I mean, I married the best rapper of all time. Not only that, he’s the richest Black man in America, a talented, legit genius, who gave me four incredible kids. So when I divorced him, you have to know it came down to just one thing: his personality.”
- Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
Khloé and Tristan fuelled engagement speculations when she was spotted in Instagram pictures promoting her fashion business Good American with a massive rock on her ring finger. The ring is estimated to weigh roughly 13 carats, with a huge pear-shaped stone in the middle and two smaller one-carat diamonds on either side, according to experts at UK jewelry shop Steven Stone.
The ring has had an on-again/off-again connection with this Kardashian sister, much like Khloé and Tristan’s relationship over the years. Hence, any talk of an engagement to True’s father is just that for now.
- Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
In December 2020, it was revealed that Barker and Kourtney were dating, but it was in February 2021 that the PDA-loving pair made their romance public through Instagram. Since then, the pair have been flaunting their love affair, which is why it was only a matter of time before they were engaged.
Travis proposed to “Kravis” on the beach at the Rosewood Miramar resort in Montecito, California, on October 17, surrounded by a heart-shaped arrangement of red flowers. Lorraine Schwartz designed the ring, which contains an eight-carat oval cut diamonds set on a pavé band and is estimated to be worth $1 million.
Kourtney and Travis’ relationship seems to be going well, with the occasional controversy, which has always been central to the Kardashian’s lives. Barker and Kardashian had a lavish date night on the beach a month after their engagement, which took place in October. On Instagram, Kardashian posted many photographs and a video of the couple watching Home Alone by candlelight.