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She only recently made her first public appearance since it happened, and she’s looking a lot different. A barely bejeweled, reserved woman has replaced the gaudy Kardashian we relied on to always be blinged out.
On her first trip overseas since the incident, Kim has been seen in a slew of new jewelry items, all of which are considerably less flashy than her old go-tos. Instead of one of her diamond chokers, she stepped out in a simple gold necklace with the name of her town, Calabasas, on it. TMZ reports that it’s a custom piece from XIV Karats, which sells similar items for $500 — a major price cut for the millionaire.
Another piece that’s become a staple post-heist is Kim’s gold lip ring, which she wears in the center of her bottom lip.
But most noticeably — or unnoticeably — is the ring she’s wearing on her ring finger, which has replaced the $4 million emerald-cut ring that was stolen. First, Kim stopped wearing a wedding band altogether, but then rumors started swirling that she and her husband, Kanye West, were splitting. So she opted for a simple, thin, diamond-encrusted band that is barely noticeable and very dainty — in other words, so not Kim K. She is almost unrecognizable in such a subdued piece.
Kim clearly hasn’t changed all that much, however. When she was spotted wearing the dainty ring, she was on her way to Dubai, the capital of the world for lavishness and flash.
And while Kim always looks stunning, we have to admit, subdued suits her.