After fans noticed Kim Kardashian wore a giant sparkler — that looked very similar to her 20-carat diamond ring, which was stolen in Paris in 2016 — the KUWTK starlet took some time to address the rumors. “I borrowed all jewelry from Lorraine Schwartz,” the 39-year-old told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, November 19, after she posed for her KKW fragrance Diamonds Collection on Instagram with a massive rock. “It was nice to borrow it all and nice to give it back to her. That was a really fun shoot and because it was diamonds, I thought this was the perfect way to bring it back and wear them again.”
The makeup mogul confirmed her second engagement ring was taken in Paris — not her first 15-carat engagement ring which her husband, Kanye West, gifted to her in 2013. Kim noted she was happy to wear the jewelry on her hand again. “[Lorraine] always knows the cut and everything that I really wanted,” she said. “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.”
During Paris Fashion Week in 2016, the E! personality was held up at gunpoint while robbers barged into her hotel room and stole $10 million in jewels. The 20-carat ring was reportedly worth $4 million, but unfortunately was never found. In October, the brunette beauty got candid about the scary incident. “Right as I was about to fall asleep, I heard guys running up the stairs,” she said during her E! True Hollywood Story special. “They wanted my ring and my jewelry, so I didn’t fight back. I just gave them everything. And they tied me up. They wrapped duct tape over my eyes and my mouth.”
Kim added, “It was the scariest thing I’ve ever been through in my entire life. Just thinking that, you know, you’re about to die. You’re just bracing yourself for the moment that they’re gonna shoot you. And kill you. That 10 minutes really changed my whole life.”
In January 2017, 17 people were arrested after they were suspected to be involved in the robbery. On January 12, 2017, four people were charged in association with the crime. They faced preliminary charges of handling stolen goods, criminal association, kidnapping and assisting an armed robbery, Us Weekly reported.
Ultimately, Kim admitted she doesn’t need expensive items to make her happy. “As crazy as this sounds, I wouldn’t give up that experience for the lessons I learned from it,” she shared. “Material things used to be so important to me. I measured my success by my material things. But there is nothing material that is important to me.”
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