Does The Bachelor Pay for the Engagement Ring?
A lot of you out there in Bachelor Nation are wondering, “does the Bachelor pay for the engagement ring?” It’s definitely something we’ve always been curious about, too, especially when Jef Holm gave Emily Maynard a $150,000 ring, the biggest in the franchise’s history. And again when Bachelor Sean Lowe gifted fiancee Catherine Giudici with a 4-carat sparkler straight from Neil Lane's gem closet.
If you’re an avid fan, you’ll notice that an awful lot of engagement rings presented by the Bachelor or to the Bachelorette come from Neil Lane Jewelry. We’re fairly certain it’s not a coincidence that all those bachelors have such great taste. Neil Lane is a sponsor of ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, so it’s likely that, as part of their sponsorship, the jeweler to the stars graciously donates the engagement ring in the event that one is offered during the final rose ceremony.
However, as we learned recently, the recipient only gets to keep the ring if her relationship with the giver lasts longer than two years. Considering how few relationships on either show last that long, it’s a pretty low-risk gamble for Neil Lane!