So what's the real deal with Kim Kardashian's $2 million engagement ring?
This week, with great fanfare, Kardashian announced her engagement to basketball star Kris Humphries.
Many are wondering whether Kardashian bought the $2 million ring herself.
The website mediatakeout.com wonders whether Kardashian's engagement is really a "publicity stunt."
Everyone has an opinion about the 20-carat-stunner. "It's ugly!" blares a New York Post headline.
Other criticisms of the ring include "vulgar" and "unbelievably tacky."
"I'm just saying, don't flaunt it. It's conspicuous consumption!" said Joy Behar on The View.