Kim Kardashian's engagement ring from NBA player Kris Humphries has been auctioned off for $749,000, a far cry from the $2 million Humphries fronted for the ring.
The Lorraine Schwartz creation, which features a 16.21-carat center diamond and two 1.8-carat side diamonds, was part of the courting process in what ended up 72-day marriage between Humphries and Kardashian.
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US Weekly reported a portion of the proceeds from the ring
, which occurred at a Christie's auction, will go to an unnamed charity.
"Kim has been waiting for the day he would auction it," a source told US Weekly. "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."
Humphries, 28, now a member of the Boston Celtics, and Kardashian, 32, were engaged in May 2011 and married in August of that year while Humphries was a member of the New Jersey Nets.
Kardashian, one of the stars of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," filed for divorce in October 2011. After a drawn out legal wrangling, the couple was divorced in May. Kardashian was forced to return the ring as part of the divorce settlement.
The divorce process was a media sensation, with Humphries' supporters claiming Kardashian married for publicity. Kardashians' fans argued that she didn't need fame from Humphries as she was much more well-known than he was.
The Nets, which moved to Brooklyn in 2012, traded Humphries to the Celtics in the offseason with other players that brought Jason Terry along with aging NBA All-Stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn. Humphries contributed 5.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game over 18.3 minutes of play for 65 games last season.
Kardashian has moved on as well, dating rapper Kanye West whom she recently had a baby girl with.
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