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This Is What Really Happens to Rings After ‘Bachelor’ Breakups

Bachelor fans, have you ever wondered what happens to the stunning engagement rings for all the couples that didn’t last? In a recent interview, host Chris Harrison set the record straight on what really happens to that pricey bling after a breakup.

“They’re on a necklace and I’ll wear it around sometimes. I have, like, 20 different engagement rings,” he said.

We did believe him for a second. But in all seriousness, Harrison confirmed that the rings actually do get returned to Neil Lane as part of the show’s contract. “After a certain number of years you get the keep the ring anyway, but if it’s months, then—you know, it’s a 10 or 15 or 20 thousand dollar ring, it comes back.”

Let’s hope Ben and Lauren won’t end up returning their engagement ring anytime soon.

Mariel Barbadillo is currently in her third year at the University of California, Davis. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in Sociology. Her interests include music, travel, and social justice. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, playing piano, and catching up on the latest episode of The Fosters and Pretty Little Liars.