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FLH on

Andie, when an engagement is broken, you are supposed to give the ring back. Its different if a marriage is broken, obviously the deal was sealed…but with an engagement, the ring is a symbol of a marriage commitment, if that commitment is broken and the marriage not sealed, you return the ring.

FLH on

Sue, actually etiquette doesn’t dictate that the ring is hers to do with as she pleases. If they were married and got divorced? Yes. But in an engagement, especially one this short… the ring should be returned.

colby on

If the girl breaks off the engagement, she returns the ring. If the guy breaks it off, the ring (according to Emily Post) is a gift, and she can choose to keep it or return it. Why any girl would want to keep a ring from a broken engagement anyway is beyond me. But, since Jake didn’t buy this ring, and it technically is the property of the show, it should go back. Vienna has no right to keep it. I can’t stand the girl, but I give her props for returning the ring.

Judd on

Jake selected the most controversial woman because he knew he was playing a game and didn’t want to hurt a good woman. Vienna latched onto Jake like a parasite, depending on sex instead of independent responsibility to take care of herself. They both got what they deserved. Enough of Jake & Vienna; no need to see or hear of them ever again. GOOD RIDDANCE!!

kbcoltfan on

auctioning off for charity is a great idea, however, when it comes to her…I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t end up in some ratty pawn shop!

IzzyDizzy on

I think ultimately the ring belongs to the girl. However, returning the ring is the classy thing to do ESPECIALLY such a high profile “break-up.” ABC should definitely auction off all these rings and donate them. Make something good out of all of these.

SusiQ on

to all the quoters of “etiquette”, better check the law. In most states the engagement ring is considered a”gift in contemplation of marriage” and is not a flat out “gift” so if there’s no marriage, it goes back. “Etiquette” is what’s nice to do, “the law” is what you have to do. . .if he asks for it back, you gotta return it.

Common sense on

Becky is correct. If it is given as promise for marriage and they dont marry it is to be returned. It is the propestive groom’s decision if he wants her to keep it. If he gave it to her for her birthday, Christmas etc. Then it is hers to keep. But in a scenerio when the network pays for it.. it is probably up to them when the marriage doesnt “ring” true.

Bob on

Maybe he they should send it to me do I can give it to my wife of 17 Years. Because it is the symbol of an endless relationship and I wish I could give it to her because she has always lived that out.

Asking someone to marry you must be and is a life time commitment. In lays the problem with out thought process. We are too quick to try on marriage/engagement due to low moral standards.

Old saying I once heard quoted from C.S. Lewis
Men of low morals need not apply! Maybe it should be changed to.

Men and woman of low morals should not get engaged!

For commitment is a choice not a test drive. It causes broken hearts and damaged feelings, but more so it does not honor how God wants us to relate to each other as a reflection of HIM, the soul reason to come together is to be better together than apart for HIS glory. Love feels great then it time for the living it out part.

MAM on

Ten bucks says Jake goes after Ali..and ABC has some kind of big show for them. It looks like ALI is not in love this time on her Bachelorette go around.

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