Do you keep an engagement ring after a breakup? Most people consider an engagement ring to be a gift and, once given, the recipient can do with it what she or he wishes. A minority of states agree and consider the ring an unconditional gift. If either person breaks off the engagement, the woman gets to keep the ring.
How do you dispose of an engagement ring? You could cut your losses and sell it online or through a jewelry shop. Or you could hawk it in the halls of Congress.
Do I have to give my engagement ring back to my ex? The ring is kept by the recipient, even if the marriage never occurs and no matter who broke the engagement. Once the marriage occurs, most states view the gifting of the ring as complete. In the event of a divorce, the recipient of the ring is entitled to keep the gift.
Can ex fiance keep engagement ring? Engagement Rings as Implied Conditional Gifts
In these cases, the ring is generally returned if the bride ends the engagement because she broke the condition. However, if the groom ends the relationship, he typically won’t get the ring back as it was he who (typically) initiated the proposal and “condition.”