“There is a replica around,” the reality star said of the multi-million dollar engagement ring.
Kim Kardashian is addressing fan confusion after it looked like she recovered her stolen engagement ring.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star set the record straight after it looked like she was wearing her 20-carat emerald-cut diamond ring in her latest KKW Fragrance Diamonds Collection ads. The original gem was famously taken from her during a Paris robbery in 2016.
Sadly, according to Kim, the ring you see in the ads is just a loner.
“I borrowed all jewelry from Lorraine Schwartz. It was nice to borrow it all and nice to give it back to her,” she said of the photoshoot. “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.”
Schwartz designed both of Kim’s engagement rings (she had two!), from now husband Kanye West. While the 15-carat diamond the rapper gave her in 2013 wasn’t stolen in the Paris robbery, her other 20-carat jewel was taken and never recovered.
The KKW beauty founder alluded that when she wants to wear a look-a-like diamond or diamonds in general, she’ll ask Schwartz.
“She always knows the cut and everything that I really wanted,” Kim said. “So when I want to wear something, I’ll borrow it from her for the day.”
“There is a replica around,” she added of the stolen multi-million dollar engagement ring. “A little fake that I’ll borrow from her sometimes that she made. A really nice one. It looks really nice.”
In 2018, nearly two years since she was last in the city, Kim returned to Paris for the first time after the robbery.
“Emotionally, I feel calm,” she wrote on her website at the time. “I’ve truly put the experience behind me, and have learned and grown from it. Because of this, mentally coming back to Paris wasn’t difficult for me.”
“It feels refreshing to face my fears and overcome them,” she added. “For me, there’s no point in staying in a fucked-up state of mind. ‘Feel it, go through it and move on’ has always been how I try to live my life. I would never suggest to anyone how to grieve, I can simply say what has worked for me.”
In October 2016, Kim was held at gunpoint and bound and gagged by five burglars. The thieves stole two cellphones and approximately $10 million worth of jewelry, including the $4 million dollar diamond.