Was Mariah’s Ring Emancipated from Nick’s Ex?

UPDATE: People magazine spoke with the jeweler who designed Mariah’s 17-carat sparkler and assured the mag that although the two engagement rings look similar, the singer’s ring was designed specifically for her.

In a relationship that seems to be moving at the speed of light, it’s possible that Nick Cannon simply didn’t have time to get a new ring for his bride-to-be, Mariah Carey. TMZ has confirmed that the diamond ring given to lingerie model Selita Ebanks by Nick was returned to him, so a regifting on Mr. Wild ‘N Out’s part is totally possible, just not exactly advisable.

Maybe if Nick explains to his betrothed that he didn’t recycle it so much as sample the diamonds, Mariah will understand. Or maybe not.