By Sandra Birungi
After finalizing their divorce, Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband, Kris Humphries is now auctioning off her engagement ring.
The engagement ring is a momentum from their 72 day marriage which led to a nasty divorce marred with accusations mainly from Humphries’ side. It is a 20 carat diamond ring.
Humphries listed the ring for an Oct. 15 sale at Christie’s auction house in New York City. Although Humphries is not listed as the seller, RumorFix said the ring in question is identical to the one Kim, who is now a mother of one, wore during her brief engagement and marriage to the NBA player.
According to a rep for Christie’s, the ring is a Lorraine Schwartz creation with a 16.21-carat center diamond and two 1.80-carat side diamonds, the exact dimensions of Kim’s ring. The auction house could not disclose the seller’s name but said it was “a gentleman.”
“It is 100 percent the same ring,” a source close to the reality star and new mom, 32 said. “Kim has been waiting for the day he would auction it. Everyone always asked what Kim did with the ring — she silently gave it back over a year ago! And Kris waited until the divorce was final to sell it.”
The ring is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000 at auction, according to RumorFix notes which is less than $2 million it was reported to be worth when Humphries popped the question in May 2011. “The ring is definitely not worth $2 million, not even half of that,” the source tells Us, noting that Kim paid for the gem herself.