Senior deceased..who gets the ring

by tulip

I was very close with a woman, she was like a second mom to me. She had always wanted a ring and I bought her one. She lived in poverty. She also lived with her daughter. I heard that her grown grand daughter took the ring off her finger after she took her last breath. She then told others later what she had done.

I am not happy about this. I at the least would have liked her mother to have it. What is proper etiquette on this? Should I have not been given back the ring and then have the opportunity to present it to her daughter if I so chose.
Thank you so much

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Hello Tulip~

From your description, it appears that poor manners did prevail. However, when there is a death in the family, the relatives wishes usually take precedence over outsiders, no matter the depth of the relationship involved. On the face of it, I believe the granddaughter was rude and insensitive in her rush to take the ring. This does not help you unfortunately, except to let you know that this was indeed very poor etiquette.

Ms Practical Etiquette

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