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Well, depending on the facts, there are two ways to handle this.
Did the divorce court divide the property at all? In other words, does the divorce decree state that the rings are yours? If so, then you can file a contempt of court action against your ex. The judge will order compliance with the order, and he can enforce it using various methods that could even include fines/jail if serious enough.
If the property was never divided by the court, then you’ll need to sue him in a basic property dispute lawsuit. In that type of lawsuit, you’ll need to prove that the rings are yours. In general, engagement rings and wedding rings become the wife’s property when the marriage takes place. They are considered gifts. Therefore, unless there are unusual facts that I’m unaware of, I think you probably have a strong case.
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