Who gets to keep the engagement ring after the relationship goes awry?
As one jilted lover found out in B.C. Supreme Court, the man doesn’t always get it back.
A man only identified in a judgment as P.S. is described as a wealthy 64-year-old businessman from the Interior.
In a whirlwind romance, he fell in love with a 59-year-old health care professional from the Lower Mainland.
Within months the pair got engaged, bought a ring, and he paid off her line of credit and mortgage.
The pair split shortly after.
He took his former partner to court in an attempt to recoup $85,000 and the $17,000 engagement ring.
A judge determined they were gifts, not conditional upon marriage, and dismissed the case.