Lala Kent's engagement bling was bogus, she insists.
Ever since the "Vanderpump Rules" star split from fiancé Randall Emmett, she's been fairly open about her disdain for him, even refusing to say his name anymore. On a new episode of her podcast, "Give Them The Lala," the reality TV star says that her engagement ring, which was designed by Richie Rich, was "fake" and dyed to make it look flawless.
Lala recalled an incident during which Randall spoke to her mom about rappers manipulating less-than-perfect diamonds to "make them pretty." After Lala and Randall split, she took the ring to a "highly recommended" jeweler because she had her suspicions. There, she discovered the stone was "treated by one or more processes to change its color," Lala said.
The rock, the jeweler supposedly told Lala, "was most likely brown." The value of the ring, she was told, wasn't worth six-figures but rather somewhere "in the teens."
Lala revealed that the designer of the 6-carat round-cut diamond ring even admitted that it wasn't as authentic as initially claimed.
"[Randall] knew exactly what he was buying. He knew the diamond he was getting," she said Richie told her. "I love any type of ring that is given and has sentimental value. I don't care if it was $100, I don't care if it was $100 million — I don't. No wonder he whose name we shall not mention flew in four times, he had to make sure the s*** brown diamond was clear!"
Lala plans to ditch the ring.
"If I'm allowed to get rid of it, that's what I want to do. I don't want it in a pendant. I don't want this thing in my home. It's bad ju-ju," she said.
Lala and Randall broke up in October amid cheating allegations and claims he lived a "double life." On the new podcast, she referenced the cheating allegations while discussing the ring.
"There's not one piece of my five years with this person that has been truthful and honest," she said.