Kim Kardashian engagement ring could make $500,000 at Christie's

A ring bought for celebrity Kim Kardashian by ex-fiance Kris Humphries could make up to $500,000 when it auctions on October 15 at Christie's Bright and Beautiful sale in New York.

The ring was designed by Lorraine Schwartz - a friend of the Kardashians. The ring features a 16.21 carat diamond flanked by two 1.80 carat diamonds on either side.

Kim Kardashian Ring
The ring is just under 20 carats

Previous pieces by Schwartz have sold impressively at auction. Three jade and diamond bangles by the designer realised $69,000 at Christie's in 2011 - up 711% on their $8,000 high estimate.  

The ring was said to have cost Humphries $2m at the time of the engagement. The pair were engaged in May 2011, and broke up a few months later. A portion of the sale will be donated to charity.   

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