Diamonds are forever – but not for Bachelorette Jillian Harris.
Not only has she lost fiancé Ed Swiderski in their bitter breakup, but RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that Harris must give up the $60,000 Platinum Neil Lane engagement ring that she’s been sporting since the finale of the fifth season of the hit ABC reality TV show.
The beautiful ring boasts a 2.05 pear-shaped center stone surrounded by six baguette-cut diamonds.
But RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that Harris needed to stay with Swiderski for two years in order to keep the ring. The Bachelorette‘s standard contract specifies that the ring remains the property of the show’s producers unless the couple remains together for two consecutive years. They do not have to marry within that time period.
Harris — and other show contestants — can not sell or dispose of the engagement ring for two years after the broadcast of the proposal show, and if she decides to sell it after that point, she’s obliged to tell the network and given them written notice of more than a week.
Call it the harsh reality of reality TV love.
Now that this love affair has hit rock bottom the producers get to reclaim the stone, and Jillian is left without a man – or a ring.
Harris will also have to miss out on the best day of her life. “I have this dream wedding of being somewhere in the Canadian Rockies, or in the Okanagan in a field and there are mountains all around us,” she previously told Entertainment Tonight.