Kim Kardashian's ex-husband Kris Humphries is reportedly auctioning off her 20-carat diamond engagement ring. The NBA player has apparently listed the ring, which is one of the last remnants of the couple's 72-day marriage, for an October 15 sale at Christie's auction house in New York City, reported Us magazine.
Humphries is not named explicitly as the seller, but the ring in question is identical to the one Kardashian wore during her brief engagement and marriage to the athlete.
A representative for Christie's confirmed that the bauble up for auction is a Lorraine Schwartz creation with a 16.21-carat center diamond and two 1.80-carat side diamonds - the exact dimensions of Kardashian's ring.
"It is 100 per cent the same ring. 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," a source said.
The ring is expected to fetch between USD 300,000 and USD 500,000 at auction. Auction house bosses have refused to confirm the identity of the seller. They only revealed that the ring was listed by a "gentleman".
Humphries and Kardashian got officially divorced in June, just weeks before the birth of her daughter, North West, her first child with her current boyfriend, rapper Kanye West.
Click on the slider to view the pictures and read the love story between Kim and ex-husband Kris Humphries.
When Did They Begin Dating?
It was in November 2010 that Kim Kardashian spotted Kris Humphries at a New Jersey Nets game and started dating him.
Kim-Kris Spotted Getting Cosy In Miami
On 13 May 2011, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were spotted getting cosy at a party in Miami Beach, Florida.
Kim-Kris Get Engaged
Barely six months after dating, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries announced their engagement on 25 May 2011. 'I didn't expect this at all,' says Kim. 'I was in such shock. I never thought it would happen at home and I never thought now.'
The Couple Select Their Wedding Cake
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are seen selecting their wedding cakes at Hansen's Cakes in LA on 29 July 2011.
Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries Marry, Go On A Honeymoon
On 20 August 2011, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries exchange vows at a ceremony in California. The newlyweds head to Italy's Amalfi Coast for a week-long honeymoon the next morning.
Kim-Kris Married Happily
In early September 2011, it's reported that Kim Kardashian is in competition with her sister Khloe over who will be the first to have a baby.
The Couple Begin Fighting
Barely a month after their wedding, it's reported that Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are already fighting. One of her friends is reported to have said, "The trouble is that Kim's very bossy and a control freak."
Humphries Spotted Without A Ring
Reports emerge that Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' marriage is on the rocks after he's pictured without his ring in New York sometime in September.
Kim Seeks Divorce
Kim Kardashian files for divorce from husband Kris Humphries after only 72 days of marriage on 31 October 2011. 'After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage,' a statement from her reads.
Kris Humphries speaks out about his heartache over the split. 'I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce,' he says. 'I'm committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents, and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.'