Tradition insists that men are to get on bended knee and propose their undying love to their ladies as they open a jewelry box to reveal a diamond engagement ring. That may have been the case perhaps 50 years ago, but these days, many independent women are having their own way when it comes to the perfect proposal. So is it okay for the would-be bride to purchase her own diamond engagement ring?
Well, why not? If you can afford it, buy it! However, it seems that reality superstar Kim Kardashian may be getting some flak for apparently buying her own gargantuan 20-plus carat rock. According to The Globe and Mail, it's quite unlikely that her NBA fiancé, Kris Humphries could've afforded the $2 million bling on a $3.2 million salary, but if she could afford such a diamond engagement ring then why criticize her for purchasing it herself?
"These are high-powered, highly paid women," Weddingbells editor-in-chief Alison McGill told the news outlet. "In their eyes, they have ideals to live up to. For [Kardashian] … it was paramount that her ring reflect that," she added.