Falling in love on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette is a heady endeavor almost always ending in engagement (we don't talk about Juan Pablo Galavis) — but rarely in wedded bliss. Thanks to a slew of recent splits, we’re knee-deep in Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise breakup-induced sorrow. Who will work out with Cody Sattler now? Who will Nikki Ferrell beg to say "I love you" (JK)? And, last but not least, what happened to that huge Neil Lane sparker Josh Murray gave Andi Dorfman (see below)?
Though the Season 10 Bachelorette's ring was not technically the biggest in history — that honor goes to Emily Maynard, whose ginormous diamond from now-ex Jef Holm was valued at $150K — it was still quite a beauty, clocking in at three carats and costing around $72K.
But now, it's likely either already returned or in the process of being returned as, according to a RadarOnline source, all show stars sign contracts requiring that a ring, if received at season’s end, be returned in the event of a breakup. The only catch? If the couple stays together for more than two years prior to breaking up. In that instance, the girl is allowed to keep her ring. Maybe because she earned it? Who knows.
Bachelor 2013 Sean Lowe confirmed that not too long ago, writing in his blog, "No one pays for the ring. Neil Lane donates the ring in exchange for advertising. If the couple doesn’t stay together for at least two years, Neil gets it back."
We will have to wait and see if current Bachelor 2015 star Chris Soules' final pick — either Becca Tilley or Whitney Bischoff — will keep her Neil Lane ring after he (presumably) pops the question on Monday's Finale. By the looks of the ring (pictured above at right), which is estimated to be worth up to $70K, the lady in question is one lucky gal, and we are keeping our fingers crossed she holds onto it forever (or at least until the two year mark)!
Who else has kept their rings? For a list of all the Bachelor and Bachelorette couples that actually made it, click here!