Thanks for your question. This is the subject of much discussion. Her you could try to file in small claims for the return of the ring or the value of it.
The majority of courts consider such a gift to be a conditional one, contingent on the marriage. you would argue that by her actions she broke off the engagement here.That means that, until some future event occurs, the gift isn't final; if that event does not occur, then the donor has the right to get the gift back.
Women who want to keep their engagement rings often try to argue that the condition needed to make the engagement ring a final gift is simply the acceptance of the proposal of marriage, not the completion of the marriage ceremony. That way, if the engagement is broken, the ring remains her property , but this argument often looses.
The majority of courts have accepted that the gift of an engagement ring contains an implied condition of marriage; acceptance of the proposal is not the underlying "deal." Absent some other understanding -- say, that the ring is merely a memento of a great trip to Tahiti -- most courts see engagement rings as conditional gifts given in the contemplation of marriage.
You certainly can try to file a small claims case here and argue that she broke off the engagement and that this was a conditional gift and that the condition-marriage didn't happen.
I wish you good luck..
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