: 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.
MTO an MSRP and what you actually pay for something is two totally different things. The MSRP for my Mercedes is $79,000 but the dealership sales my truck for over $100,000. Therefore, the MSRP is usually the base price but when you add specifics, the price goes up. Hint it is in the name itself Manufacturer's SUGGESTED retail price.
Folks, they're called pave' diamonds..."paved" together for effect. I personally have lots of pave earrings and I love them. Ain't nothing wrong with a pave' ring. Jewelry is just a symbol of a relationship; it's no measure of the depth of the relationship. Hope he isn't another "'Walter" because Kandi truly deserves happiness. Cheers!
There's nothing wrong with wearing a fake ring. I like some of the synthetic rings
and cubic zirconia's but I'm over diamonds and sport a plain band. I would never
spend $40,000 on a ring. That's a down payment on an investment property.
MTO please get your ish together...the ring is not fake, its a cluster ring, not a solid diamond in the middle....Lets correct the headlines, its not a ring made of fake diamonds but rather a ring made of a cluster of diamonds to give off the effect of one big diamond. If he spent 11 stacks, I coulda assisted him in getting her a solitaire diamond with good color and clarity.
And if your a top jeweler how do you have time to be concerned about someone's ring? You shoudl be designing items for your clients. I mean who cares, this ring is not taking money out of my pocket or food out of my mouth...the point is he gave her a ring and as long as that ring symbolizes that he is ready to take it to the next level and they in fact do take it there as they should instead of shacking up forever, thats what counts. Let them live and be.
SO IT'S NOT A *FAKE* DIAMOND, IT'S JUST THAT NEW STYLE OF RING WHERE THE CENTER STONE IS MADE UP OF SMALLER CLUSTERS OF DIAMONDS. MISLEADING TITLE. AND THE HUFFINGTON POST SOUNDS LIKE THEY'RE JUST HATING. THE DIAMONDS ARE REAL SO STFD.
you folks are idiots Pave ain't new it's been around for nearly 100 years big stars have always had Pave Jewlery including anniversary bands. for example when Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward renewed their wedding Vows 30 years ago he gave her a pave earring and ring set & a silver Sherry glass not that she wears the ring too painful since he's been gone though she does wear their wedding rings though hers isn't the original but a replacement given after their youngest daughter was born in April 1965
Who cares...long as the LOVE IS REAL
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If it's 11k and a 2ct total weight then IT's NOT FAKE. It's just smaller than the version with the 2ct in the middle. BUT WHO GIVES A DAMN. Why is her ring being all inspected like that? And she never gave specs on her ring so she shouldn't be call out on it. SO SAD! A MAN LOVES A WOMAN ENOUGH TO PROPOSE TO HER, AND THE SIMPLETON'S OF THIS FAKE ASS WORLD IS CRITIQUING HER RING. 2CT OR 20CTS, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU TO HEAVEN SO WHY GIVE A DAMN HERE ON EARTH! #done
Too many people put emphasis on the size and quality of the rock(s). Let's be REAL for just a minute. Let's climb down off our high horses for just a little while. I realize that every woman wants the "baddest" rock. But...when you finally break it on down, it is just a ring. It is a circle symbolizing everlasting love for one another, Now, if the love is genuine, it wouldn't/shouldn't matter of you are the receipiant of a 10 carat sparkler or a "washer". People are placing too much emphasis on "Bling" when it is truly and only about L O V E. I have good feelings about Kandi and Todd. I wish them well. I cannot wait until they marry. Also, it is none of our business what her ring is made of. The fact is we ALL need to mind our own business and stop trying to tear each other down.
lets just hope she doesnt get hurt again. personally, i believe she bought it anyway. the brother dont look like he's earning a lot of money, not enough to afford a ring like that anyway. @justmyopinion -- i totally agree, she cant sing lmbo