Kim Kardashian Spotted Wearing “KW” Earrings

Kim Kardashian showed her affection for Kanye West via earrings. Photo courtesy of Splash NewsAfter much speculation (and silent prayer) it appears that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are, in fact, dating. We're not sure if this is a union of the most obnoxious egomanics of all time or merely a publicity stunt, but Kimye (as bloggers have already taken to calling the couple) are playing out their budding romance in the most calculated of ways.

As a quick refresher, Kanye professed his love for Kim in his new song, "Way Too Cold" (previously called "Theraflu" and also used the lyrical opportunity to trash her soon-to-be-ex-husband Kris Humphries. Within what seemed like minutes, Kim had arrived in New York City for whirlwind courtship including watching "The Hunger Games" at one of Manhattan's busiest movie theaters, shutting down F.A.O. Shwarz for a playdate, and posing for countless paparazzi photos amidst mobs of screaming fans while wearing matching smug grins.

This weekend Kim flew in to New York again for ice cream, shopping, and sidewalk photo ops with Kanye. When she arrived home on Sunday at LAX airport, Kim ditched her signature cascading hairstyle of a confusing high ponytail. We knew something was awry. Sure enough, Kim was showing off some new jewelry: gold stud "K" and "W" initial earrings, most likely a parting gift from Kanye.

Kim Kardashian is not the first celebrity to wear her heart on her sleeve. (Or in this case, her ears). Paris Hilton wore a blinged-out "BM" ring back when she dated Benji Madden of Good Charlotte. Their romance was short-lived, but at least Paris could remove the ring easier than a tattoo. Miley Cyrus recently Tweeted a photo of her manicure and purposely displayed a massive rock on her ring finger. Then she got fake-annoyed when tabloids speculated that she was engaged, saying the big clear stone was a topaz ring she bought for herself. Evan Rachel Wood and her on-and-off boyfriend Jamie Bell were both spotted wearing rings recently (hers a diamond, his a gold wedding band style), but the actress insists she's wearing her late-aunt's ring. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux both wore rings with their names on them in the early days of their courtship, perhaps to add momentum to their romance. And let's not forget Angelina Jolie's ring citing. One look at those giant diamonds and we all knew her and Brad Pitt were finally engaged, and they quickly set the record straight. Thus far the info on her new jewelry has nearly eclipsed the news of their impending nuptials.

Do you think celebrities wear diamonds and initial jewelry to get attention and spark relationship rumors? And what do you think of Kim Kardashian's new earring and her relationship with Kanye West? Are they going about their lives as usual, or do you think their PDA is calculated? Let us know, and check out Khloe Kardashian's take on their romance in the video below.



Related links:
PHOTOS: Kim Kardashian Gets Flour Bombed at Her Fragrance Launch
The $68 Million Diamond Ring
Divorce rings: Depressing jewelry trend