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If you break off the engagement, do you give the ring back?

If you break off the engagement, do you give the ring back?

  • Yes

    Votes: 7 87.5%
  • No

    Votes: 1 12.5%

  • Total voters
    8
  • Poll closed .

alexd

Administrator
Staff member
This wasn’t a ‘normal breakup’: Ex-fiancée claims she helped pay for $16K engagement ring at centre of lawsuit


BY KEITH FRASER, THE PROVINCE SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 8:26 AM

A woman whose former fiance is going to court to get a $16,500 engagement ring returned says she has been unfairly branded a gold-digger.

A story in Wednesday’s Province described Pasquale Angelino Zampieri’s bid to recover the ring he gave to his fiancée Jessica Bennett.

Zampieri, 46, filed a notice of civil claim in B.C. Supreme court that said the ring was not a gift and that he had also bought a wedding dress for Bennett, 37 and planned to donate a kidney to her.

Bennett’s initial response to the lawsuit was limited to saying that she had paid for some of the ring and that she intended to fight the case in court.

But on Wednesday she claimed that the story was one-sided and that she had received threats on Facebook and couldn’t go outside.

“I’m really being bashed here. I have people calling me a gold digger on Facebook and trying to add me and I don’t even know them.”

She said she bought a car and got breast enhancement surgery — all on the assumption of getting married.

Zampieri said he paid $13,500 towards the ring, with $3,500 outstanding.

Bennett conceded that Zampieri paid $10,000 but insisted that she had paid in cash some of the remaining $3,500.

Reached Wednesday, Zampieri continued to maintain he’d paid for the whole ring.

“I’ll even go to a lie-detector test.”

Bennett said that she would not be seeking to retain the ring were it not for financial and other issues that she says led to the breakup in August, after the ring was given to her in March.

“If it was a normal breakup, I honestly would have given him the ring back and just went my own way,” she said.

“I gave my other ex, I gave my kid’s dad the ring back. I went out with (a businessman) in Saskatchewan. He had $10 million. I took my suitcase and left. I took nothing of his with me.”

Zampieri is seeking an injunction to prevent the sale of the ring. The matter is expected to be heard in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Thursday.

http://www.theprovince.com/life/a9e+claims+helped+engagement+ring+centre+lawsuit/8929256/story.html
 

Aaron Bradley

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well it was doomed from the start... who pays (partially) for their own ring? Hopefully it works out for both sides...
 

alexd

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Staff member
The ladies are keeping a low profile on this question by the looks of it...
 
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Hi i'm God

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“I gave my other ex, I gave my kid’s dad the ring back. I went out with (a businessman) in Saskatchewan. He had $10 million. I took my suitcase and left. I took nothing of his with me.”
3 Failed engagements and a rich sugar daddy and shes NOT a gold digger. lol.
 

Tins

TRIBE Member
I was under the impression that legally an engagement ring is considered a gift. Therefore does not have to be returned.
 

Hawk Eye

TRIBE Member
Engagement ring isn't a gift.. It's for marriage. If you don't get married then you don't get the ring.. i dont even know why people have to even debate this. I wasn't aware that she helped pay for the ring.. that's a different story.. Not so black and white.
 
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peko

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Engagement ring isn't a gift.. It's for marriage. If you don't get married then you don't get the ring.. i dont even know why people have to even debate this. I wasn't aware that she helped pay for the ring.. that's a different story.. Not so black and white.
Sometimes it's viewed as an unconditional gift - depends on who broke the engagement.
 

ravinjunkie

TRIBE Member
What kind of idiot pays $16,000 for an engagement ring? If he's ready to shell out that kind of money, then he can afford to gift her the ring.
 
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