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Engagement Is Called Off: Who Keeps The Ring?

It is disputed on whether or not a woman is entitled to keep an engagement or return it when an engagement is called off.

In my opinion, it depends on what (who) broke up the enagement. If the man breaks up the engagement then the woman should keep the ring (if she wants); however, if the woman breaks the enagement then she should return the right.

What are your thoughts?

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The girl. It was a gift.

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Please let her keep it.

But if she decided she should return it, then fine. But I see it as a "gift."

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I feel whoever broke up the engagement doesnt deserve the ring.

I suppose the honorable thing to do is that the provider of the ring should keep it.

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the man gets the ring back except he dies.

tak ethis ring as a sign of my love bla bla bla . . .

by the way the ring is a sign tht two of u are together that is why he kneels with the ring. not empty handed!

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@ welli

've u seen it

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don't be selective. . . . . . there may be some women here that have had engagements called off. You telling them to keep out too?

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WARNING!!!

if u're not married u've no damn reason to reply this thread, its for the wise not da . . .

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I was engaged once, took the ring and sold it. That weekend i went to Yankari with the money and blew it.

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Why is are some people saying whoeva buys the ring gets to keep it?

Do women buy their own engagement ring? (or contribute ti it?)

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Yeah! Forward ever, backward never!

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Back to sender. . . . hate holding on to anything unfruitful that is of the past!

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4 me she can bloody keep d ring cos it ll only remid me of her unfaithfulness or the love i lost 4 me foolishness. So no mata wat she shud keep it (irrespective of its cost) or dump it in d lagoon.

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depends on why it was called off dont you think?

if it's mutual, it should be returned but if some sorta "sinster secret" came out then he or she should pawn it

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i believe d man should keep d ring

cos since there r no longer together ,he can as well use it for another babe

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i belive the ring should go back to the guy

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In certain states (in the US), the law is if the man was the cause of the break up (say he cheated and the woman called it off b/c of that) or if he just decided not to marry her and calls of the enagaement, then she is not entiled to return the ring but if the woman was the cause of the break up (say if she cheated or something or just decided to end the engagement), then she must return the ring or pay the worth to the man.

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most women would pawn it off

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i was watching judge hackett or one of them woman judge and the guy was suing his ex fiancee because he wanted the ring back. so from my understanding, she was like it depends on the law of the state. most states have a law saying you should give the ring back no matter who called off the engagement but in their particular state, (i think it was Missour) an engagement ring is considered a gift so the lady had the right to keep it and it was worth like a thousand dollars. I personally would give it back because it seems like the right thing to do.

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Who ever bought the ring. . .keeps the ring! Period!  Na im money.  No love lost there! Does not matter who broke the engagement.

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some women are rogues. They'd be selling that ring on the black market faster than you can say "break up".

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I WOULD GIVE THE RING TO HER

WHEN SHE SEES IT 24/7, SHE MIGHT HAVE A CHANGE OF MIND

UNLESS SHE'S A DARE DEVIL

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It doesn't matter who breaks up the engagement,

the engagement ring has to be returned to the man if the wedding is called off as it signifies the acceptance of marriage and if the marriage is off (for whatever reason) then it has to be returned.

This isn't just my 2 cents, its the etiquette of engagement and marriage.

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@Angeleyes

That is such a good Question. It doesn't matter who broke it off, the only thing that matters is who messed up. So, do you think she should keep the ring even when they a couple of thousand worth??

I say the ring belongs to whoever paid for it. Damn, i want my daggone ring back !!!

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The person that provided the ring should keep it

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Throw it in the deep sea. That way you have broken the seal.

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