Who Else Noticed That Kim K's Engagement Ring Is, Um, Smaller This Time Around?

Kim Kardashian Engagement Ring Kanye West

Photo: Jonathan Cheban via Instagram

After Monday night's news that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finally got engaged, we knew it was only a matter of time before the first photo of Kim's engagement ring surfaced.

Moments after Kanye proposed, Kim took to Instagram and posted this image of the 15-carat diamond ring sparkler.

Kim Kardashian Engagement Ring Kanye West

Photo: Kim Kardashian via Instagram

The ring—snapped in front of West's endeeearing large-screen proposal and simply captioned, "YES!!" (note the spelling: "Pleeease Marry Meeee!"), above—is arguably quite modest compared to Kim's previous engagement ring from Kris Humphries, a combined 20.5-carat design composed of a 16.21-carat emerald-cut center stone flanked by 1.8-carat side stones.

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Incidentally, it was reported that Kim helped pay for her second engagement ring. It recently sold at auction for $620,000, which means Humphries recouped roughly a little more than one third of the original retail price.

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We kind of love that Kim went for a "less is more" philosophy (if you can call 15 carats "less") this go-round by ditching the side stones. Although, it's really hard not to compare the two—they were both designed by the same jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz, and sport sizable rectangular center stones.

A rep for Lorraine Schwartz told E! News that West personally helped design Kim's ring. "The ring is flawless. Not just internally flawless, it's flawless," the rep added. "It's a D-stone, the best diamond there is, type 2A. It's a perfect cushion-cut diamond."

We can't help but wonder if the soon-to-be groom will also weigh in on Kim's next wedding dress.

Kim Kardashian Engagement Ring Comparison

Photo: Kim Kardashian via Instagram; Getty Images

For Kim's sake, let's just hope that a big, strong rock will make for a solid, long-lasting marriage!

—Lauren Frankfort

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