The Kardashians have never seemed the kind to care much about norms and etiquette. So it isn't really surprising that Kim Kardashian has decided to hold on to the 20.5 carat diamond ring worth $1.92 million, despite etiquette experts confirming that the wedding ring should be given back, as well as the wedding presents, in the event of a couple separating.
Screen and style icon Joan Collins told The Today Show, that tradition requires returning of wedding, as Kardarshian has ended her 72-day marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries. I think the ring should be given back, as should the wedding presents. That's tradition.
If you have been married for less than a year, you send back the wedding presents to the people that sent them to you with a handwritten note. That's an old-fashioned way of doing things, but that's what one is supposed to do.
Kardashian's mother Kris Jenner has managed to draw the wrath of Native Americans by commenting that she hates an Indian giver on Good Morning America.
I hate an Indian giver, Jenner said. It's a gift - you keep a gift.
'Indian giver being an offensive expression to describe a person who gives a gift only to get the same or equivalent gift later, Jenner seemed to indicate that she had no intention of portraying Humphries a mean person by returning what he gave to Kim.
Kardashian's decision to donate her wedding gifts to Dream Foundation, which supports people with fatal illnesses, also hasn't gone down the throat of etiquette experts well.
I don't want to come across as saying that charity wouldn't be a great way to handle it, author Lizzie Post told People magazine. It's just that in that case, you're making a charitable donation on someone else's behalf under your name.