A man broke up with his fiancé--by text message. A judge ruled that his fiancé could keep the engagement ring because he also texted "Plus you get a $50,000 parting ring. Enough for a down payment on a house."
Seems to me that she should have gotten to keep the ring regardless of him having texted that little bit extra. That's how it used to work, anyway. The ring was a promise. If you don't follow through, you give up the ring.
You can read the basic story here. Of course, also in the news, Johnny Depp has been wearing an engagement ring.
I wrote in the past about the interesting history of engagement rings and then took it further to consider why such customs exist (or existed more in the past) and the issues involved for men and women. There are a couple of pretty interesting posts on this if you are interested. Here.