Her wedding was touted as the celebration of the year and calling her rock “enormous” may be an understatement. However, recently Kim Kardashian has been spotted sans enagement ring.
In case you forgot, back in May, Kris Humphries presented Kim with a 20.5-carat platinum engagement ring designed by Lorraine Schwartz worth an estimated $2 million. On her actual wedding day (which will be broadcast on E! this Sunday, October 9th) the bride and groom exchanged wedding bands, also designed by Lorraine, that cost a mere $200,000.
One would think that with diamonds like those on her finger she would never want to take them off! But, don’t jump to any conclusions. Kim and Kris are not on the rocks. Instead Kim explains to Women’s Wear Daily why she doesn’t always wear her ring:
“I don’t wear [any jewelry] to work out. I was leaving the gym yesterday and I didn’t have my ring on, and there [were] all these photographers taking pictures, and I said to my sister, ‘Just watch, Kourtney. You will see a story ‘Kim Without Her Ring. Trouble in Paradise.’”
Kim is not alone is her decision to not wear her engagement or wedding ring. Besides the obvious and the most worrisome explanation (“trouble in paradise”) it seems that comfort is the main reason women don’t wear their rings.
Although it is customary, many times wearing your engagement ring and your wedding band on the same finger can be uncomfortable. For this reason, many women opt to wear only their wedding band and save their engagement ring for special occasions.
On the other hand, it seems silly to not wear your engagement ring. After all, it is quite the investment piece and for a ring that is supposed to represent love and commitment, it could be considered counter intuitive to take it off. For celebrities or women with large rings, the threat of it being stolen or scratched is also a definite possibility.
What do you think? Should engagement rings be worn at all times or are there exceptions?