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Giving back engagement ring

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GingerPCatt · 25/12/2019 23:36

SIL recently broke up with her fiancé. She had an argument with him and he ended it. The ring was quite expensive. He’s asked for the ring back and is giving her some furniture he bought when they moved in together. Should she give the ring back?

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Am I being unreasonable?


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Yetanotherwinter · 26/12/2019 20:58

He gave it her therefore the ring is hers. She’s not obligated to give it back.

HappydaysArehere · 27/12/2019 03:05

Would think she wouldn’t want to keep it. Surely the sight of it would remind her of him on a regular basis.

Rottnest · 27/12/2019 03:25

Listen to Sarah Nade, in US I am pretty sure it should be returned.

steff13 · 27/12/2019 03:28

It depends on the shares state.

steff13 · 27/12/2019 03:28

State, not shares. 🙄

Frankola · 27/12/2019 08:06

According to law, if it was her that ended the engagement she broke the agreement and should return the ring.

He broke it off though? So she isn't required to give it back.

WelcomeToShootingStars · 27/12/2019 08:41

Yes she should give it back. I don't really understand why you'd want to keep an engagement ring given to you by someone you're no longer with.

MargotMoon · 27/12/2019 08:47

Grabby AF to keep it

Brownowl47 · 27/12/2019 10:19

Traditionally an engagement ring was given as a promise of marriage,a simple contract therefore if the marriage fails to materialise it should be returned! It could be considered breach of contract in my opion but depends on who broke it off. Ie keep it if the chap broke it off or return it if you want to end the relationship. .

GingerPCatt · 27/12/2019 13:19

They came to some sort of agreement. He gave her some furniture (he had paid for) and some money towards her legal fees for dealing with her ex husband and she’s returned the ring. She’s not happy but then she’s never happy.

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DickDewy · 27/12/2019 13:30

I think the ring should be given back.

Having said that, I was engaged prior to meeting my husband. I kept the ring in a box for over 10 years and then I sold it for a not very princely £850. Grin

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