Kim Kardashian Stolen Jewelry Melted Down

1/30/2017 6:41 AM PST

0130-kim-kardashian-TMZ-01Kim Kardashian will never get the jewelry that was stolen from her in Paris … because almost all of it was melted down.

Paris law enforcement confirms to TMZ … one of the thieves in the October robbery confessed everything but the ring was melted down … because the robbers felt they’d be caught trying to sell the pieces.

According to Le Monde newspaper, the melted down bling was worth somewhere between $26k and $30k. Pretty shocking since the value of the melted down jewelry was $1.6 million.

As for the $4 million ring … it’s still intact, but law enforcement tells us there’s almost no chance of finding it. As we reported, police believe it went almost immediately to the Belgium black market.