Wednesday, January 18, 2006

What Can Nicole, Paris And Kimberly Do With Their Broken Engagement Rings?

CHARLEVOIX, Mich. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Now that Nicole Richie and Kimberly Stewart have broken off their engagements, what are they going to do with their engagement rings?

Anything they want, according to Edith Gilbert, a wedding etiquette expert in Charlevoix, Michigan.

Gilbert has more than 100 etiquette books going back more than 200 years and says, historically, when an engagement is broken, the ring legally belongs to the woman.

Still, if the girl’s the one who calls it quits, common courtesy is that she gives it back.

Since Richie’s former fiance, Adam Goldstein, reportedly broke the off the engagement because she was too skinny, Gilbert says the Simple Life star can keep it but, considering it represents a failed romance, it’s probably better to have the stone reset or she can regift it.

Meanwhile, Gilbert says Richie, Stewart and their sometime pal, Paris Hilton, can minimize the risk of future broken engagements by asking for some time to think about the engagement instead of just saying yes when they see the rock.

As Gilbert puts it, “It’s not rude to ask for more time. Just don’t take the ring until you’re sure you want to say yes.”

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