Divorce: who keeps the Engagement and Wedding rings?
August 8, 2014 9:14 AM Subscribe
I am in the very early stages of separating from my husband. He wants me to give my engagement ring back to him when we divorce. I don't agree.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (41 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
He thinks I should return my expensive engagement ring to him when we divorce, because, well, the marriage didn't work out and he bought me the ring.
I feel that it belongs to me, it was given to me and we've been married several years.
If I had broken off our engagement, I would certainly have returned the ring. But "ring etiquette" to me suggests that I have the 'right' to keep it now.
My mom kept her ring when she and my father divorced.
Charlotte kept her ring in Sex and the City. (I know it's not real life but..... it's something!)
What's the correct etiquette here? IS there an etiquette here?
All in all, the separation is amicable at this point - I'd just be interested to hear what the general consensus is amongst the Mefite Population to see if I'm being unrealistic here.
Late-30's, based in USA