Miley Cyrus’ engagement ring from Liam Hemsworth is back on. But it's the same exact ring, so did she keep it during the break up?
The Wrecking Ball singer happily showed off her bling from Liam at Saturday night’s New York Knicks game, where she was sitting courtside.
"Miley is beyond happy to be engaged to Liam again," a source close to the singer tells People. "It might seem sudden, but they have been very close for the past few months."
Miley’s been sporting the Neil Lane sparkler for a full week now, after first reuniting with Liam on New Year’s Eve. The actor had originally proposed to her with the cushion-cut diamond with 18K gold floral motifs in 2012. She had removed it after their split in 2013.
But according to experts, she should have returned it when the wedding never happened. The Huffington Post reports a ring is usually given back when the wedding is called off during the engagement. And majority rule states that fault determines entitlement to a ring. For example, if your partner cheats during the engagement and there’s no wedding, the ring is hers.
If you’re already married, there’s no guarantee the gifted will get it back. It differs by state though, in California, the courts “view the engagement ring as a promise for marriage, and if the bride fulfills the promise of marriage, it is hers free and clear. If the bride never walks down the aisle, she must return the ring because she never delivered her part of the bargain.”
In the case of family heirlooms, they are up for discussion because of their status. For a little on how this tradition even came to be, outting a ring on it began in 1477 when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave one to Mary of Burgundy. An ancient ceremony dictated it be placed on the third finger, left hand. It’s a diamond because it is meant to be work every day without showing wear and tear. But rings don’t always have to be a battle, many people do make it down the aisle to their happily ever after—and get to keep the jewelry.
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