Kim Kardashian is getting divorced just 72 days after her “Fairytale Wedding.” She made millions off the deal, along with a $2 million diamond ring she received from now-ex-husband Kris Humphries. Should she, and other brides who divorce quickly return the rings?
This is tough and there is no clear cut ettiquette for quicky divorces. Normally, when a wedding is called off last minute, it’s appropriate to give back the ring. According to etiquette expert Harriette Cole, traditional protocol is to return the ring if the union has lasted less than a year, especially if it is a family heirloom. Anna Post, author of Emily Post’s Wedding Parties agrees, saying:
“The ring should always be returned. It’s a token of the marriage to come, and when that marriage doesn’t happen, that token becomes inappropriate. Why would you want a reminder of a failed relationship? It’s not like this is a consolation prize in monetary value.”
In Kim’s case, her pre-nup included a clause that requires her to buy the ring back from Kris for its original price if the two divorce, reports MSNBC. For Kim, that’s chump change and clear cut. However, Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner, thinks the ring should not be returned. “A gift is a gift,” she said last Thursday on Fox and Friends.
What do you think? Should Kim return the ring?