Gifts given prior to the marriage, such as an engagement ring, in anticipation of marriage, become separate property of the receiver upon the marriage. Gifts ,such as jewelry, given during the marriage, such as bracelets, broaches, necklaces, etc., are marital property and are generally divided equally.
If you decide to separate and or divorce, I strongly urge you to consider divorce mediation. If you are living in the NYC metro area, call me at 212-370-1660 to arrange for a meeting to discuss the matter in greater length.
Leonard Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions