Valentine’s Day is at hand, so this is the perfect time for a gentleman to drop to one knee, fumble for just the right words and then offer the lady of his dreams a diamond solitaire engagement ring. What better way to profess everlasting love? After all, “diamonds are forever.”

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court begs to differ. In a recent case, Lindh v. Surman, the court ruled that a diamond engagement ring is not forever; it is a temporary gift, with strings attached.

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