Miley Cyrus Poses In A Bikini, Is Reportedly Holding On To Her $100,000 Engagement Ring


So, we’re all in the midst of this ongoing debate about whether or not Miley Cyrus was legitimately crying during her performance of Wrecking Ball at the iHeart Radio Music Festival. Most of the tabloids are reporting that she broke down in the midst of the show (her first live performance since her breakup with fiancé Liam Hemsworth), but based on the video we saw I wasn’t too sure. Anywho, Miley’s definitely not shedding any tears in this new twit pic. And there’s also talk about her engagement ring– and whether or not she plans to give it back to the jeweler. Click inside for more!

Miley Gets Her Flaunt On:


E! has the deets on her $100,000 engagement ring:

Miley Cyrus may have said goodbye to fiancé Liam Hemsworth, but she’s not ready to part ways with the 3.5-carat gold engagement ring he proposed with in May 2012.

A source tells E! News, “The ring has not been returned to the jeweler, Neil Lane,” but adds that Miley’s not necessarily under any pressure to give it back at all.

“Generally, the protocol is for the bride to keep the ring. It’s up to her whether or not she wants to return it or keep it as a memento.”

“My guess is, she’ll hold onto it as a keepsake,” the source continued. “Besides, it’s such a recognizable ring. If you were a bride-to-be, would you want a ring with that kind of negative history associated with it?”

Estimated to be worth over $100,000, the bling was “hand-cut around 1880 or 1890,” Neil Lane has said. “[Hemsworth] wanted something beautiful and unusual.”

E! News learned last week that the Bangerz singer “hasn’t decided” what she was going to do with the sparkler, but regardless, is “doing good” since the very public split from her beau of nearly four years.

TBH, I’m not sure why this is a big deal. As they mentioned, it’s typical for the bride to hold on to her ring, regardless of the outcome of the relationship. If it were me, and it were my ring, and my ring was worth $100,000… uhhhh yeah. NO. I wouldn’t be giving back shizz, lol. That’d make a pretty nice heirloom.

But I’m sure with everybody all up in her business, holding on to the ring could look like a way of holding on to the relationship. Which also wouldn’t be that shocking, seeing as how they broke up recently.

What do you guys think? Do you expect Miley to give back her ring at some point?


  • ClaireMichelle

    Nooo!!! I completely forgot to think about what would happen to her amazing engagement ring! I am so obsessed with that ring, I looove it. It’s really bumming me out to think it can’t really make a comeback. I hope Miley keeps it, though. Even though I would happily take it off her hands.

    • Megan

      I’m not the only one! That ring is my dream engagement ring, so so so beautiful!

  • Minerva

    I think I’d give it back. It’s a huge symbol of a relationship that was supposed to last forever and didn’t so i wouldn’t want that reminder. Granted it is worth A LOT, but I mean so is the Miley Cyrus name.

  • fab4runner

    I’d keep it. To me, engagement rings are a gift, and they should not have to be returned. I don’t think it makes her look bad at all.

  • Lulu

    Keep. I know I would have to for emotional reasons, unless he was abusive or something in which case I would actually still keep it to do something cathartic with like throw in the ocean or burry somewhere.

  • Nell

    Actually, in a number of states it’s not up to the bride to decide whether to return the ring. Frequently, law trumps etiquette. In some states, an engagement ring is a gift conditioned on eventual marriage. In other states (including–I believe–California) whether the bride gets to keep the ring depends on who breaks off the engagement. If the bride calls it off, she might be compelled by law to return the ring. I’m guessing that either (1) Liam is letting her keep it or (2) Liam called off the engagement, and therefore she’s entitled to keep it.

    • Krissy

      Very interesting!

    • Serenity

      Wait, there are actually laws on this? As in, official, enforceable laws?

    • Jax

      I remember watching a People’s Court ep where the girl had to give the ring back. In some states you def have to give it back b/c no marriage took place.

    • Nell

      As far as California goes, an article I read identified it as California Civil Code section 1590.

  • LaurenL

    Welp. I got a divorce a few months ago. If all I get is that dang ring then YES I get to keep it! Keep your ring Miley!! A few years from now the lesson will be far more valuable than the item, she can resell it later for some income if the Twerk doesn’t work.

  • Gillian

    It’s tacky… If I were her, I’d give it back. Why hang on to it? Wouldn’t it just be a bad reminder? Especially if he paid for it – he should get it back. I know in several provinces in Canada the ring is considered part of a marriage contract. Since they didn’t get married, the ring goes back to whoever bought it.

  • Erin

    Can we talk about her feet in this picture?

    • Serenity

      They’re hooves! I knew Miley Cyrus was secretly a satyr!

  • shannon from MN

    She should give it back, in my opinion. He gave it to her, and nothing came of it. I don’t think I could keep a ring like that from an ex.

  • Serenity

    Refresh my memory: who broke up with who? If she dumped him, then etiquette says that the polite thing to do is give back the ring.

    Personally, I don’t like to hold onto mementos of failed relationships, but some of my girl friends have no problems keeping things they liked and not associating it with the giver. If that’s how Miley feels, then more power to her!

    • @Serenity — “who broke up with who?”

      We don’t know who broke up with who, actually.

    • Serenity

      @Trent: Gotcha. In that case, since Liam had a lot of rumors floating that he might be cheating, my unprofessional opinion is that she gets to keep the ring.

  • Mela

    As these two are super young, hot and rich I offer the following:
    1. Neither needs the money
    2. Neither will need the emotional memory when the next uber-hot celebrity gf/bf comes around (already happening for Liam and about a twerk away for Miley).
    3. Auction the ring for charity and look like a big-shot while not giving in to the keeping or returning fiasco that has no right or wrong answer. Come on Miley, do something really unexpected (and kind). A lot of people could eat for the price of that ring.

  • Jodi

    Engagement rings are promise of marriage. Give it back-it’s tacky as hell to keep it unless you paid for it. Miley is rich enough to affort to replace it herself. She is no longer engaged, hence no engagement ring!