RHOA star Kandi Burruss has sparked rumors she lied about her engagement ring. According to the US Magazine report, Todd Tucker, proposed to Burruss with a “a gorgeous two-carat white diamond sparkler by ring designer Gregg Ruth.” They report that she actually picked out the ring from a Las Vegas jewelry store about four months ago. She had told him about it, and he had it shipped to him in Atlanta.
At first glance, the ring looks like a stunning (and HUGE!) two-carat oval diamond. In a fine pave setting like this from a high-end designer like Gregg Ruth, one would expect the diamond quality to be rather high. In my professional estimation, a large oval in a setting like this would need to be at least a G color. A diamond like this would likely cost at least $25,000 for the diamond alone. A designer setting like hers could easily add another $4,000 to $5,000. At full retail from a high-end Las Vegas jewelry store, this ring would likely cost well over $40,000.
But at closer inspection, this is clearly not what we’re dealing with here. A quick look at Gregg Ruth’s website brings us to this ring’s specific page.
The MSRP listed there is about $11,000.