If an engagement is called off, should you return the ring?
That is the question causing former DKNY model Esther Cañadas much grief. She is currently being sued by multi-millionaire hotelier Vikram Chatwal, who claims that she ended their engagement and refused to return the $300,000 engagement ring that he had given her.
The pair got engaged in September in New York, but ended soon after. Cañadas then relocated to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
"The plaintiff, Vikram Chatwal, believed his dream had come true when the defendant, Esther Cañadas, accepted his marriage proposal, but his dream morphed into a nightmare when, upon the termination of the engagement, the defendant left the United States with the engagement ring as the spoils of the romance,'' the suit says.
The hotelier is seeking the ring's return, or reimbursement to the tune of "$313,560, plus interest, costs, disbursements and reasonable legal fees, along with such other and further relief as this court may deem just and proper,'' the New York Post reports.
This ring drama has got us discussing engagement etiquette... Where do you stand on the ring return dilemma?