carolina_gal
If a woman breaks an engagement should she return the ring?
June 28, 2011 at 10:54 AM

 Or do you consider it a gift she can keep?

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  • troll.mom
    June 28, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    there are many factors that come to mind.. if it was given on a holiday (vday, christmas, birthday, hanukkah) then no, if it was given on any ordinary day yes or if it is a family ring then yes.

    my friend actually went to court for this.. he proposed on V-day.. she broke the egagement off and kept the ring, the judge ruled in her favor (male judge) and said it is considered a gift.  she got to keep it.  he did give a word of advice to the men in the court room, dont do it on a holiday.  lol.  none of my male friends after that did it on a holiday

  • Barronbaby
    June 28, 2011 at 2:37 PM
    Give it back.
  • itsallabtthem84
    June 28, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Depends. If it is a family heirloom I think she should, but if it's not then I don't think she should.

  • Flaca43
    by Flaca43
    June 28, 2011 at 3:51 PM
    I agree

    Quoting HTMommy:

    I think if it is a family heirloom it should be returned, bc she is no longer part of the family and it is NOT her property. I also think it depends on the terms of the breakup. If he cheated she can keep it, if it was mutual and just fell out of love, I think the respectable thing to do is to give it back.



  • Strega
    by Strega
    June 28, 2011 at 3:53 PM
    Totally agree.

    Quoting inmybizz:

     an engagement ring is promise to marry..If the woman breaks the engagement she should return the ring..If the man breaks the engagement she keeps the ring..that's what i have always heard.. 

  • LuLu5J
    by LuLu5J
    June 28, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    I think she should.  The only exception, to me, is if he cheated on her, then she doesn't own him anything.

  • PEEK05
    by PEEK05
    June 28, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    I think it should be returned. It was given to her as a gift to be married. If the marriage isn't happening, the gift would never have been bought otherwise, so I honestly think she should give it back.

  • KamsOne
    by KamsOne
    June 28, 2011 at 4:48 PM

     I like this!

    Quoting inmybizz:

     an engagement ring is promise to marry..If the woman breaks the engagement she should return the ring..If the man breaks the engagement she keeps the ring..that's what i have always heard.. 

     

  • Wyldbutterfly
    June 28, 2011 at 5:23 PM

     Honestly, I think it's something that should be returned. If a woman breaks the engagment, why would she want to keep the ring?

  • RayneofTerror
    June 28, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    i believe the ring should be returned no matter who ended it. regardless of the terms of the break up.