‘The Bachelor’: Where Are Those Returned Neil Lane Rings Kept After All Those Broken Engagements?
Many seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette end with some kind of proposal. Sadly, it’s almost just as common for those engagements to end before anyone actually walks down the aisle.
That means something had to be done with those Neil Lane engagement rings. Where do they go after they’re returned? Becca Kufrin talked about where they’re kept and here is more to know about the show’s policy about their rings.
‘The Bachelor’ stars can use Neil Lane rings for free
Every season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette shows multiple contestants trying to be the last one standing to win over the star. That could mean someone getting down on one knee in the end usually using a Neil Lane ring.
That’s because the show has a deal with the designer. However, there is a catch when it comes to the rings. “In the contract, it says if you are not together for two years after the final day of the show airing, you have to give them the ring back,” Jesse Csincsak, who was engaged to DeAnna Pappas on season 4 of The Bachelorette, told Bustle.
Contestants could use another ring if they’d like but they would have to pay for it themselves. There are some engaged couples that lasted longer than two years before breaking up. They revealed where they keep their rings.
Multiple former stars keep their rings locked away
Some of those stars revealed what happened to those rings to Entertainment Weekly. They are multiple kept away.
“It’s in my safe now,” Trista Rehn Sutter from the first season of The Bachelorette said. “I still have it,” revealed Jillian Harris from season 5, who is no longer with Ed Swiderski. “It’s in my panty drawer…but now I have to move it because everybody will know.”
Kaitlyn Bristowe from season 11 of The Bachelorette is no longer with Shawn Booth after getting engaged. “I have it,” Bristowe said. “I don’t know what to do with it … but I don’t feel right selling it.”
Other stars revealed that they had to return their rings. Emily Maynard Johnson and Andi Dorfman said they returned their rings and were actually happy to do it.
Becca Kufrin said there is a graveyard for the rings
Some of the stars had to return their rings because they didn’t last long enough. Where do those rings go?
“I will say there is a ring graveyard,” Kufrin said on the podcast, The Bachelor Party, according to Us Weekly. “They get to keep [them] all locked away, hidden from [everyone], all the scorned rings.”
Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposed to Kufrin at the end of his season of The Bachelor only to breakup with her because he still had feelings for runner-up, Lauren Burnham. That meant the Neil Lane ring he used to propose had to be returned.
“I didn’t want a pity diamond,” said Kufrin. She said that she thinks producers should auction off the rings.
The shows have been on TV for a long time. That means there are probably a good number of engagements rings in that graveyard.