Q: When a marriage ends, does the woman have to return the engagement right to the man?
A: Spouses do not continue to wear wedding rings after a divorce, and many remove their rings when it’s clear the marriage cannot be saved or when legal proceedings are initiated. Some divorced people transfer their wedding rings to their right hand. Often, they are stored away and later passed on to children. It’s also acceptable to wear an engagement ring on the right hand or to have stones reset and worn in other jewelry. A wife’s engagement ring belongs to her, not the former husband.