Big Brother wedding was fake but $13k diamonds weren't

Host Sonia Kruger pictured during the launch show.
Host Sonia Kruger pictured during the launch show. Paul Broben

BIG Brother is watching. And likely having a good laugh at the expense of most of the TV show's housemates, who were initially fooled by Drew and Jade's false marriage fiasco.

And the $13,000 worth of diamonds that were sitting pretty on Jade's finger, a key part of the not-so-elaborate hoax, were sourced a stones throw away from the Big Brother house, at Paradise's Facet 58 Jewellers at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.


Jade's Saachi 'engagement' ring, used as part of the marriage hoax on Big Brother 2013.
Jade's Saachi 'engagement' ring, used as part of the marriage hoax on Big Brother 2013. Contributed

Drew and Jade entered the Big Brother house with the aim of tricking the 12 other housemates into believing they were husband and wife.

The spotlight was centred on Jade's expensive engagement and wedding ring which the housemates initially believed were fake.

But the sparkling rocks are indeed real and are in fact a Sacchi designer diamond set, designed and handcrafted by the Pacific Fair jewellers.

"A representative from Big Brother came in to our Pacific Fair boutique and asked if we would be interested in being a part of supplying the rings for 'the married couple' in Big Brother 2013," owner of Paradise's Facet Shane Paradise said.

"We jumped at the chance to be involved and organised the beautiful rings for the bride and groom to be."

Mr Paradise said he was grateful to be involved in the Big Brother wedding scheme even if, unlike the diamond, the marriage was anything but genuine.

"We are extremely grateful and excited to have the opportunity to supply the Engagement and Wedding Rings for the Bride and Groom of Big Brother 2013," he said.

"Just seeing how Drew and Jade have treasured their rings and respected their roles as husband and wife is beautiful."

Drew and Jade revealed their secret on last night's episode after all but two of the housemates began to catch on to their sneaky ploy.

Failing to convince the housemates means they will be sent straight to the next eviction, forego their false honeymoon suite and instead bunk down in the Big Brother safe house.

The show is being filmed at the Big Brother house in Dreamworld, Coomera.

Jade's Saachi 'wedding' ring, used as part of the marriage hoax on Big Brother 2013.
Jade's Saachi 'wedding' ring, used as part of the marriage hoax on Big Brother 2013.

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