The last thing anyone expects when they pop the question to the love of their life is to be embroiled in a bitter business dispute.
Yet that’s exactly what’s happened to The Bachelor couple Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski.
Sam proposed to Snezana – who appeared on the third season of the reality dating show in 2015 – with a $50,000, two-carat diamond last December.
Now, the jeweller who sold Sam the sparkler has gone bankrupt, amassing personal and business debts up to $10 million, The Age reports.
Reports initially suggested the stone used to create Snezana’s ring was one of more than a dozen diamonds jeweller Ronnie Bensimon — who has also designed rings for celebrities like Nicole Trunfio, Pia Miller and Whitney Port — had obtained from diamond dealers who he never paid.
However, the jeweller has since clarified that the ownership of the ring Sam Wood purchased last year is not in question.
“The supplier of the diamond has also been paid in full,” Ron Bensimon confirmed to Mamamia.