Jessy Mendiola released on Monday a vlog exposing an incident between her and a good friend, who also happens to be the jeweler behind her diamond engagement ring.
“Luis had the ring made last September 2019. He bought the diamond from Radiant Lux Jewelry and nabayaran niya ng buo ‘yung diamond na ‘yun,” she began.
In the said vlog, the 28-year-old actress revealed that she and Luis broke up last May. And at that time she was feeling down, Jessy said she leaned on that friend.
“Unfortunately, maraming bagay ang nangyari. May 2020, Luis and I went through something to the point na naghiwalay kami and this person from Radiant Lux Jewelry was a good friend of mine. I trusted her. We both trusted her, Luis and I. We had good faith her that’s why siguro Luis chose her to make my ring kasi friend ko siya. Well, she was my friend,” she said.
“Nu’ng naghiwalay kami ni Luis, when we were trying to … kumbaga ‘yung taong ‘to nandu’n siya for me. Hindi ko alam ko alam ‘yung intensyon niya nu’ng time na ‘yun, ‘yung purpose niya nu’ng time na ‘yun. But she was there as a friend,” she added.
According to Jessy, she didn’t know her friend kept on asking Luis to pay for the ring during that time.
“I just found out about this nu’ng magkaayos na kami ni Lu na during the time na hindi pala kami okay — siyempre ‘yung ring na fully paid na — she kept badgering Luis to get the ring even nu’ng hindi pa kami okay ni Luis.”
According to Jessy, she understood why Luis was no longer interested in getting the ring — which she and her friend co-designed -- because they were no longer together. But Jessy said she didn’t expect that her friend would show her the ring out of the blue when her friend knew that things aren’t well between them.
“Dumating sa point na for whatever reason, I don’t know kung ano ‘yun, she showed me the ring. And she opened the box in front of me knowing na hindi kami okay ni Luis. She let me wear the ring,” she said.
She added: “So can you imagine the feeling ng babae na hindi kayo ayos nu’ng boyfriend tapos pinasuot sa’yo ‘yung ring. Naisip mo what could’ve been na kung okay kaya kami ni Luis, magpo-propose kaya siya? Kailangan ba umabot sa ganitong point na ibang tao ‘yung magsasabi sa akin?”
Jessy then decided to return the ring in the box because she doesn’t want it but she said the incident kept her wondering about the reason behind her friend’s decision to show her the ring.
While there is truth to Radiant Lux Jewelry being the original creators of her ring, Jessy revealed that another company called Manila Diamond Studio helped them reset it.
Admitting that she feels hurt about the fact that one of the greatest surprises of her life was ruined, she said: “The reason why we had to have my ring reset is all here in this vlog. While Radiant Lux Jewelry is claiming that they were the original creators of the ring, the jeweler of the said jewelry shop broke client privilege by telling me about the ring way BEFORE Luis got the chance to propose, ruining what was supposed to be one of the greatest surprises in my life.”
Jessy then defended Luis over the Kapamilya TV host’s decision to have her engagement ring “reset.”
“Luis bought the ring and paid for it in full and is, by right, the owner of the diamond, which means he can choose to do whatever he wants to do with it. Manila Diamond Studio was kind enough to help us by having the ring reset to erase unfortunate memories and start anew,” she said.
Lambasting Radiant Lux Jewelry over claims, she wrote: “It is heartbreaking that there are people like this who would go extra lengths to destroy other people’s happiness. We chose to keep quiet about this but now that they won’t stop posting about it, we want people to hear our side.
Watch the video below:
Jessy and Luis announced their engagement last December 12.
Meanwhile, the couple revealed that their wedding is happening next year.