Unfortunately, the engagement ring you gave your spouse became their separate property once you were married.
While it was a so-called conditional gift prior to the marriage, having wed, the condition was met and you lost ownership of the engagement ring.
In addition, any debt you took on in acquiring the ring is also your separate property, and not subject to distribution with your spouse.
If the engagement ring was an heirloom, there may be ways to negotiate for its return.
Starting with simply asking for your spouse to do the right thing to being willing to trade other assets to retrieve it, there are usually ways that a spouse can be convinced to return precious objects in a divorce.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we put our clients first and fight for the things that matter to them.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with experienced Brooklyn divorce attorneys.