Four things Jennifer Aniston could do with her €400K engagement ring after split

That's what they call 'closure'

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are no more.

The sad news that the handsome couple were going their separate ways broke last week, leading to hopes (hopes?) of an Aniston-Pitt reunion, and meandering, monotonous talk of how - despite being just one side of a two person partnership - 'unlucky in love' the Friends star really is.

But while the romantics were lamenting on Jen's 'failed' relationships, and desperately searching for a sign of a happy ending to the Team Aniston/Jolie/Pitt debacle, the more cynical out there were asking themselves the question - what on earth is she going to do with that absolutely rock of a diamond ring?


Aniston was first spotted donning her almost dangerous looking engagement ring at the premier of We are the Millers in 2012. Theroux had proposed to her on her birthday - 10th of August - after over a year of dating.

"It’s a rock, I know..." she said at the time, "...It took me a while to get used to it," she added, before admitting that; "I’m not a diamond girl."

But diamond girl she was forced to be as she lugged the estimated 8 carat stone around for six years, before the couple's relationship hit rocks nearly as big as the one on her left hand.

When they announced their split - stating that they had 'lovingly' decided to separate late last year - there was notably, no mention of the D-word, leading conspiracy theorists to question whether the couple were actually ever legally married.

Trawling through past interviews however it's clear they had a wedding at least - in a chat between Jennifer and Amy Sedaris for Harper's Bazaar in September 2017, Amy revealed that she acted as best man for Justin, and that the day itself was 'perfect'.

"Everything about that wedding was perfect," she said. "Everyone was dressed like a bunch of woodland creatures, and your dress looked so beautiful and breezy. Justin asked me to be his best man two days before, and I was really scared."

In the same interview Jennifer revealed that she had just given Justin a copy of their wedding video as an anniversary present; "I just gave Justin our edited video of the wedding for our anniversary, and it was fun to revisit it."

There are currently no reports of either party contacting a divorce attorney.

But back to the ring.

Whether or not the couple are legally married, in polite modern society an engagement ring is considered a 'gift' and so belongs to the receiver. Which is all all well and good, but on the emotional side, it's a daily reminder of a great love lost, and keeping it in it's current form is obviously going to play all sorts of games on your heart and head.

So what do you do with the diamonds? Here are ten things Jennifer - or indeed anyone else in her positions - could do:

1. Sell it

If you've bling like Aniston, selling it could get you the finance you need to buy a one-bedroom apartment in the city, and live off the rent. If your's is a more modest value, selling it to a jewellers or putting it up for auction is a good way to get rid. If you purchased the ring together, you could split the money, and even if you didn't buy it together splitting the money is a nice gesture to offer or, as Rachel would put it: "That, my friend, is what they call closure."

2. Give it back

Giving it back is a good way to get it off the chest altogether, but could be seen as a bit cruel depending on the factors around the split. A discussion should really be had before making the leap to return a 'gift', so that both parties understand the gesture behind it, and can talk it out.

3. Have it made into another piece of jewellery

If Jen keeps the ring, she could get it made into a different piece; a bracelet, earrings or similar to wear it again. Despite it being perfect, it shouldn't be used in another engagement ring for the same person.

4. Keep it as is

There's an argument to keeping an engagement or wedding ring for sentimental value, as is, in a memory box to be passed down as a family heirloom. This is a nice idea if the split was mutual or if there are kids involved who may want to keep it in the family.