It's the one thing no bride-to-be wants to think about. What happens if your engagement is broken? In case of the unthinkable, we've compiled a list of the proper etiquette for a broken engagement.
Whether or not the bride keeps the engagement ring depends on a combination of things. Some people believe that the ring is a gift, and therefore the woman should get to keep it no matter the circumstances (this also depends on the state's laws). A general rule is if the man breaks the engagement, she will keep the ring. If the woman breaks the engagement, it is common courtesy to return the ring. A ring that is a family heirloom should be returned to whichever family it originated. A couple that purchased the ring together should make the decision of the ring's fate together as well. Continue reading "The Unthinkable: A Broken Engagement (And How to Handle It)" »