My fiancee broke up with me a few months ago. Her family over the phone said that they will return the ring and some family jewellery that my mother had given her back. However this has not happened. I have the certificate of authentication for the ring, and it was given on the promise that we would marry.
I am from a Pakistani background, and in our culture it is implied that should the engagement break off, all jewellery exchanged will be returned.
The ring is very valuable and since there is going to be no resolution, I would like it back. Can you advise please?
In our culture at the start of the engagement it is implied that the ring will be returned.
Does this make any difference?
The courts will generally say there was an implied intention that the ring would be returned if it had particular sentimental value to the person who proposed, for example if it was a family heirloom.
I am looking at this part of the section. There is definitely an implied intention, and is this not further backed up by the fact that the Certificate and Receipt of Authentication was never given and kept by my family incase the engagement broke up.
Thanks, I will consider that.