(Closed) Ex-Fiance Sues Over $17K Engagement Ring

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think who ever is the one that breaks off the engagement loses rights to the ring.  If he had broken off the engagement, she would be fine to keep the ring.  Since she broke off the engagement, I think he should get the ring back.

Post # 4
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1510 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

He should definitely get it back.  If they don’t marry, the ring needs to be returned.  In most states, this is law.

Post # 5
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532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m pretty sure she broke off the engagement because she found out he was cheating on her. My initial reaction is that she should get to keep the ring. But, it is extraordinarily expensive and the law has decided that he should get it back. So I guess she has no choice and has to give it back; even though I think when someone gives you something they shouldn’t be allowed to take it back.

Post # 6
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

She should give it back. She dumped him! It’s not right. I’d sue her, too. Plus, it’s not like he’ll be able to get the 17K back; he’ll lose money on the ring, regardless.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It doesn’t matter if he slept with her mother, a ring is a contract, not a gift. If she doesn’t fulfill her end of the contract, meaning marrying him, he gets the ring back.  If they marry and then she wants a divorce, that is a separate issue.

Post # 8
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877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think he should get it back.  As I see it, he gave her the ring in exchange for her hand in marriage.  Since that’s not happening, he should keep it.  But if they did get married and were to get divorced, I think the ring is hers to keep.

Post # 9
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1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Legally Speaking:  An engagement ring is an exchange where you get a ring and in return you say that you will marry this person.  It is a verbal contract.  So if she did not get married to him then he will get the ring back.

I cannot believe that if she broke off the engagement and didn’t give the ring back…

Post # 10
Member
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I agree that if she broke off the engagement, she should give the ring back.

If she broke it off because he was cheating on her, she should thank her lucky stars that she found out and was able to run before actually getting married, and chuck that huge rock right at his head.

Post # 11
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1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

haha i like @realeastcoaster’s comment. i’m totally in agreement with that sentiment!

Post # 12
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3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

 Mrs. Louboutin – In Florida a ring is NOT a contract, it is a gift.  The Fiance is giving her a ring as a symbol of his love, the ring belongs to the bride.  I know this can vary from state to state. 


Post # 13
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Well, historically the engagement ring was a contract in a diferrent way, and if the engagement broke up, the ring itself was somewhat of the “liquidated damages” clause. Back in the day when reputations were all the rage, the tradition of giving expensive rings came into fashion because a woman wanted some kind of verification that her fiance would actually marry her because he usually expected sex after the engagement. If she slept with him and he broke it off, her reputation would be ruined. But, if she held a pricey ring, he’d be less likely to go.

charming.

I believe that now it goes state by state. In some states it is a gift, in some it is a contract, and in some it matters who broke it off. I don’t know the law in that state. If I were her, I’d give it back regardless bc why would you want to keep that. But i’ve got to say, if she broke it off for cheating then I don’t feel bad for the guy at all. If that really is the story, I hope she keeps the ring, sells it, and gives the money to charity or something. F him. 🙂

Post # 14
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3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

She needs to give that back. Now she’s going to have to give it back, and then pay his legal fees. Good! It proves their character more how they’ve chosen to respond to the media, also.

Post # 15
Member
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

She broke off the engagement, ring needs to be returned.  No ifs ands or butts about it.

 

Post # 16
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1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

If he cheated, I think that’s a broken contract on his end..

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