Philip Langer must have fallen hard for Ashley Chesler, because the New York City man apparently proposed to her just three months after they met in a Manhattan bar.
He loved her so much that he had a whopper of an engagement ring made just for her — a 2.52-carat diamond surrounded by 34 rubies and 55 tinier diamonds.
On the bling scale? A solid 10, worth $30,000.
But money can’t buy happiness, right? Chesler, 43, called off the engagement — for reasons unknown publicly — and she kept the ring.
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But Langer, 45, wants it back, and he’s suing to get it.
The New York Post reports that months have passed since the two split. In court papers, Langer says he has New York state law on his side. Chesler either returns the ring or reimburses him what he paid for it, he argues.
According to Yahoo sleuths, Langer is correct that he is entitled to keep the ring because in the eyes of New York law it was a “conditional” gift.
No engagement, no ring.
Apparently Montana is the only one of the 50 states where the receiver can keep the ring whether the wedding happens or not, Yahoo reports.
But there’s the law, and there’s the court of public opinion.
When things go south, who gets the ring?
You be the judge.