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Judge Judy Fan on

@Sue& @Becky–Judge Judge would say that if Vienna Sausage broke off the engagement, she should give back the ring. If Jake the Snake broke it off, then she doesn’t have to return it to him/ABC/etc.

Pokesfan on

I am sure they just recycle them….. Wouldn’t surprise me if it was a choice for the next Bachelor to give to that poor girl, I mean lucky girl!

Suzanne on

That ring was not made just for the likings of Vienna. If you recall he had picked two (2) rings perhaps which reflected the girls taste but it wasn’t made especially for her. It didn’t even look pretty on her hand… so perhaps it wasn’t meant to be.

Valerie on

I thought when an engagement was broken, irregardless of circumstances, the woman kept the ring! But then Vienna never was the right one for Jake anyway! Maybe Jake WILL end up with Alli in the end!! (one can only hope?)

Suzanne on

This message is in response to Sue…
Perhaps in the real world of etiquette the ring could stay with the so called bridezilla but in the reality of the Bachelor… Rules and Regulations that are part of their contract and is public information… The ring can be worn by the engaged for 2 years and then either it is returned or bought by the groom. The ring was supposedly $27,000. UGH… very cheap looking… looks better on the magazine page.

Samantha on

Actually, Sue, you are wrong about engagement ring etiquette. An engagement ring is given with the promise that a marriage will take place, hence the term, “engaged to be married.” No marriage is taking place, therefore the ring must be returned, unless both people agree that the woman may keep the ring. In this case, Jake was right to ask for the ring back and if Vienna refused, he could have taken her to court to get it back.

Cindy on

I agree with Sue; she should have kept the ring! It was a gift to her! All that aside the fact that there have been NO successful bachelor couples seems to be lost on the public. I have never watched an episode of these shows, they go against what I believe in for a partner … but I guess its for ratings and nothing else. I’m sure all of the “bachelors” and thier intended “brides” are laughing all the way to the bank!

sharon on

Just how long does people magazine plan to beat this dead horse? It is just not news.

Miranda Kerr Sports Engagement Ring While Scouting L.A. Churches on

[…] of Neil Lane Mark BrendelABC Its never easy when an engagement ends. The hardest part Saying goodbye to bling especially when its a custom designed 2.72 carat Neil Lane diamond […]

Liz on

There’s been a lot of discussion on returning or not returning the ring. Traditionally, this etiquette began when women were not as independent as they are now. Back in the days when there were more arranged marriages and courting, or at least the family was a lot more involved, the engagement ring was not just a symbol of a promise of marriage but that a man could provide for the woman (hence it’s supposed to cost at least 3 months salary). If the man broke off the engagement, the woman was to keep the ring because the sale of it was a way of SUPPORTING herself until she had a way to court again and actually marry. If the woman ended the engagement it was returned no matter what.

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