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Does A Lady Get To Keep The Engagement Ring If She Says No?
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Does A Lady Get To Keep The Engagement Ring If She Says No?

It is widely believed, so they say, that the earliest Egyptians were the first society in known history to establish the practice of exchanging engagement rings, thereafter, inaugurating a succession meant to be a sign of endless love, loyalty and commitment.

In the earlier centuries, if a man could afford it, he would secretly purchase an engagement ring that he subsequently presented to the woman he wished to marry when he proposed to her. Nowadays though, increasingly, a couple selects the engagement ring together.

In most cultures and traditions only women wear engagement rings. Akin to all manner of jewellery, the price for an engagement ring will vary considerably depending on what type of materials used to make it, the craftsmanship and design as well as the seller.

Usually, when it comes to simple engagement rings, they are widely expected to have diamonds and gemstones. Diamonds are valued depending on their carat weight, shade of color, clarity and cut. Further, diamonds and gemstones may perhaps be preferred to honor family tradition or to be unique as well as manage the cost.

A common motivation for the increasing attractiveness of expensive engagement rings is in relation to the contemporary luxuriousness that we are seeing lately and a number of women’s marriage prospects. Until the 1930s, any man who broke an engagement may well have been sued for breach of promise.

In such cases, monetary damages normally included wedding planning costs, plus compensation for emotional distress as well as missing out on other marriage prospects. Such compensation was significantly increased if the lady had engaged in intercourse with her groom-to-be. After 1935, these laws were annulled or restricted.

On the other hand, the societal and financial cost due to a broken engagement was so severe since marriage was the most economically sound option for the majority of women, and if one was no longer a virgin, their prospects for a proper marriage in future were significantly decreased. This engagement ring therefore became a form of financial security for the woman.

It is also common knowledge these days that when an engagement is broken or wedding is cancelled, whatever the reason, the bride-to-be always feels entitled to and usually retains the engagement ring.

As was reported in a leading British daily newspaper, one of the more well known British royals, Princess Diana’s very own engagement ring which was later given to Kate Middleton by Prince William was not custom made, as is the routine among British royalty and royal engagement.

It is a fact that before Prince Charles proposed to her, he did not have the forethought to come bearing an engagement ring. After she accepted, therefore, she chose her own diamond and sapphire ring at the jewelry store before they went on to get married.

This true story brings to mind a sensitive but never the less interesting question. If she had said no, would she still have chosen the said ring and taken it none the less? If so would her husband-to-be have any obligation to pay for it?


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