That seems to depend -often on the Judge and how they interpret the situation

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Engagement Ring Laws

Your state I think follows the conditional rule.

General rule is that an engagement ring is a conditional gift, and if the condition is not met (i.e. you don't get married) then the ring is to be returned without regard to "fault".

"conditional gift" rule - Harrison v. Yarbough, At Law No. 109240, 1992 WL 884620, 1 (Va. Cir. Ct.)