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Old 06 March 2018, 04:47 PM
Dr. Dave Dr. Dave is offline
Join Date: 28 June 2005
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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I agree with almost everyone else on my understanding of the law (not a lawyer, just from reading). Personally I think that the classy thing for her to do would be to offer it back if a fair and reasonable exchange (cash) can be met. Why would she want to wear a ring from his family anyway? Of course she could take the stones and have them reset.

That said, if either she is not interested in an exchange or if the financial value of the ring is much more than he can afford, it's too bad.

If there is another family heirloom ring, assuming these people don't have a vault full of precious jewels, I suggest giving to to a. a female relative, b. on like a 20th wedding anniversary, or c. to a future granddaughter (or great niece).
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