: According to Sister2Sister magazine, Kandi Burress' engagement ring is a "fake". They got info from a top jewler that says AIN'T NO WAY IN HELL the ring costs $40K like Kandi's been bragging.

Here is what they're saying:

Kandi and her fiancé Todd Tucker have been accused of fronting for the cameras with the bling he gave her when he popped the question on New Year's Day. Us Weekly reports that it's a two-carat ring designed by Greg Ruth and shipped in from Las Vegas.

But diamond industry veteran Ira Weissman debunked the report in an article for The Huffington Post. "At first glance, the ring looks like a stunning (and HUGE!) two-carat oval diamond," he wrote. "But at closer inspection, this is clearly not what we’re dealing with here."

He added that, in his "professional" opinion, the quality (and price) of the ring should be pretty high for a ring designed by Gregg Ruth. He estimates that the value of the ring should easily be valued at at least $40,000.

The designer's website has the exact same ring and "the MSRP listed there is about $11,000," Ira stated.
"US Magazine is perhaps deliberately misleading us. The ring is not a 'two-carat diamond sparkler'—it is a two-carat total weight diamond sparkler," Ira concluded. "The face of her ring, which is in the shape of an oval, is filled with much smaller round diamonds that when clustered together, give the illusion of a much larger diamond."

So the diamonds are REAL . . . but it's not ONE diamond, but a bunch of tiny ones.

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