USMagazine, Friday, February 15, 2013, 1:00pm (PST)
Nothing says "I love you" like a bracelet worth more than most people's first cars. Kanye West went all out for pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian this Valentine's Day, eschewing the traditional flowers and chocolate in favor of some serious bling.
The rapper, 35, gifted the 32-year-old E! reality star with a stunning bracelet from Cartier's Panthere collection. It features a diamond-encrusted panther motif, complete with emerald eyes and an onyx nose, on a black cuff with white-gold trim. The estimated price tag for such extravagance? Between $68,000 and $73,000.
Kardashian shared a picture of her Valentine's Day gift on Instagram, with the caption: "My new pet panther! #TheDonStrikesYetAgain"
Indeed, this is not the first time West has dropped tens of thousands of dollars on jewelry for his love. During a January trip to Paris, the father-to-be treated Kardashian to five other eye-popping bracelets from Cartier, worth an estimated total of $65,000.
The couple also splurged recently on a romantic babymoon to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, where they hit up some of the local tourist hotspots. At one point, E! News reports, the musician appeared to surprise his girlfriend with a small present.
West and Kardashian have been dating since the spring of 2012. They are expecting their first child together in July.