Kim Kardashian has set the record straight after fans noticed she was wearing what appeared to be her original engagement ring in a campaign image.
The reality star flaunted an array of stunning jewels in recent snaps promoting her new KKW fragrance, Diamonds Collection, with her eagle-eyed followers quick to notice she was wearing both engagement rings in the shoot, including the 20-carat emerald-cut rock she was given by her husband Kanye West in 2016, months before it was stolen when she was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel.
Addressing the sudden return of the jewel, Kim told Entertainment Tonight that jeweler Lorraine Schwartz had made her a replica.
“I borrowed all jewelry from Lorraine Schwartz. It was nice to borrow it all and nice to give it back to her,” she said. “She always knows the cut and everything that I really wanted. So, when I want to wear something, I’ll borrow it from her for the day… There is a replica around. A little fake that I’ll borrow from her sometimes that she made. A really nice one. It looks really nice.”
Kim also took the opportunity during the interview to congratulate her sister Kylie Jenner amid the news that bosses at Coty recently acquired 51 per cent of Kylie’s brands, Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin, for $600 million (£464 million).
Dismissing any speculation of a rivalry between herself and Kylie, the 39-year-old commented: “I’m so proud of her. To think in her early 20s, she built a business off of something that she first was insecure about and finding confidence and, you know, just tapping into that and figuring out how to make an amazing product and just being true to herself and doing what she loves to do, that’s so inspiring and so amazing and I’m so proud of her.”
In addition, Kim revealed that Kylie, 22, had wanted to sell her business “for a long time” and made the decision to sell just over half of it “about a year ago”.
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