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Engagement ring etiquette

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July 28, 2013|By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco | RedEye

When the wedding is called off, what happens to that shiny ring? We asked Jamie Miles, editor of

1. If the engagement ring is a gift from the groom and the bride calls it off, the bride should give back the ring. If the groom calls off the wedding, the bride could choose to give the ring back, keep it or sell it.

2. If the ring is a family heirloom, the ring should be returned to the family.

3. If the couple purchased the ring together, they should decide what they want to do with it. L.V.


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