Kim Kardashian's engagment ring
Eat your heart out Kim Kardashian. The newly-engaged reality TV show star and model has been showing off a whopper of a ring as if she is Hollywood's new queen of bling.
Family and friends boast that the 20.5 carat diamond which is estimated at an ice-cool $2 million is the biggest in Tinseltown. The New Jersey Jets forward, who spent a fair chunk of his $3.2 million a year salary on the rock, was able to include two Biblical inscriptions inside the giant.
While 6ft 9ins basketball star, who only dated Kim for six months before proposing, may have thought that the Lorrain Schwartz designed engagement ring was a slam dunk for the largest diamond in Hollywood - and one of the biggest in the world - he was mistaken. Close Kris - but no cigar.
She wore it out for the first and only time at the 2006 ESPY awards (see right). Since then, with the world plunged into recession, it has remained in a private vault, Vanessa deciding against flaunting her multi-million dollar ring while thousands of fellow Americans struggled.
Kobe and Vanessa, known in the jewelry trade as discriminating collectors, have added to their Aladdin's cave of gems, keeping a close watch for unusual and intriguing stones. As an early 10th wedding anniversary gift Kobe presented Vanessa with a rare and much-coveted purple diamond.
Even the Queen would struggle to find that elusive stone in her extensive collection.