By Beth Darmour
Okay…so let’s talk about the K-Dash wedding! The gowns, the jewels, the cake! Oh my…
Newlywed, Kim Kardashian, (now Mrs. Humphries) wore a custom Ivory Vera Wang Dress at her late August ceremony. (So did all of her bridesmaids…who else other than her sisters). Kim’s dress was hand pieced with Chantilly lace on the bodice and train. The same went for her second dress of the evening…an Ivory mermaid gown. There are reports of a third gown, but to me…the first one was the most important.
The jeweler of the special evening was Lorraine Schwartz. Kim wore approximately 10 million dollars worth of borrowed jewels. A gorgeous 65 carat Diamond Head piece estimating $2.5 million dollars, and a pair of pear shaped diamond drop earrings said to be worth $5 million dollars and weighing in at an astonishing 28 carats! Now, her actual engagement ring and wedding band um, WOW…here’s the breakdown:
-20.50 carats in total featuring a 16.50 carat emerald cut center stone flanked by two 2.00 carat side diamonds
-Laced with secret bible passages
-Valued at $2 million (which could feed a small country and possibly blind someone).
I believe that an engagement ring is an investment. Not only is it a symbol of love and commitment, but a valued piece to a women’s jewelry collection that she looks at each and every single day. It makes a statement, and stands for something! But love cannot be bought. It’s not about the size of the diamond, or the setting. It’s about what it stands for and what it means to you.
Lastly, the wedding band is even more ostentatious…it’s a 12 carat Platinum diamond eternity band with an estimated price tag of $60,000. So all in all, totaling 32.50 carats on one finger! It’s amazing and little much. But I guess in the socialite/celebrity world, anything goes.
Mrs. Humphries; with her amazing custom made gown(s), her abundant amount of bling, had to top off her special day with a ten tiered wedding cake that stood 6 feet tall! (Yeah…I’m 5 foot – 5’4 on a good day in heels.) The couple reportedly wanted their cake to resemble Price William and Kate Middleton’s…and spent approximately $15,000 trying to do so. Let’s think about this a little bit:
$15, 000 could A) buy you a Ford Focus = fully loaded, or B) pay for 1 full year of college tuition. Seriously!?!
But again, for or us realists, we all know that we are talking about a celebrity wedding, which in their minds, they are looking forward to those 5 minutes of fame. However, the jewelers to the stars make some irreplaceable and amazing designs just the same. Lorrain Schwartz will forever be remembered for the rings and other jewels worn on Kim Kardashian’s special day. It almost got as much, if not more exposure than The Royal Wedding. So finally we wish all the best to the happy couple, and let’s hope that this one will last.
One quote I found in my research from Twitter… “Here’s to Kim Kardashian’s Wedding & Fortune. Proof to children everywhere that if you set your mind to nothing, you can accomplish anything.”