- Where you live.
- How you received the engagement ring.
- Who broke the engagement.
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
*If you expect to give a family heirloom as an engagement ring, legal experts recommend having a prenuptial agreement that lists who will keep the engagement ring in the event of a break up.
What entitlements do you have if you are married?
Who has rights to the engagement ring if the marriage happens and is later dissolved?
Once the marriage happens, the ring belongs to the recipient. As a general rule, an engagement ring is not an asset that is subject to equitable distribution in a divorce.