PW Reader Ring: Shauna & Ian!

Shauna's ring!

Shauna’s ring!

The couple: Shauna Byrnes and Ian Hammer, from Norristown.

The ring: My amazing ring is white gold, with a cushion-cut diamond on a twisted diamond band.

As much as I hate saying this, I pretty much picked out my ring. I was browsing Pinterest one day several months back and saw this ring. I completely fell in love with it because it was classic yet different. I asked Ian what he thought about it and he agreed that it was perfect. Little did I know he saved that picture and showed it to the jeweler at Steven Singer when he went to pick out a ring.

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PW Reader Ring: Nicole & TJ!

Nicole's ring!

Nicole’s ring!

The couple: Nicole Gatta and TJ Wallace, from Coatesville.

The ring: My ring has an oval center stone in a platinum halo setting with a diamond band. I have a four-year-old daughter, Kylie, and we decided to go ring shopping as a family at the Zales in Exton. Kylie and I helped custom-design a ring and even help pick out the center stone—but I didn’t get to see the end result until the proposal.

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PW Reader Ring: Lauren & Bryan!

Lauren's ring

Lauren’s ring

The couple: Lauren Larrieu and Bryan Davis, from Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring has a brilliant-cut round diamond set in a Simon G platinum setting with three rows of micropave diamonds on the band. Although the picture doesn’t do the setting much justice, it glitters from every angle.

We had popped into a few jewelry stores over the four years we have been dating, and Bryan had always preferred a classic setting over the ornate ones. On a sailing trip in Annapolis one time we saw the most beautiful Simon G engagement ring with the triple micropave setting and I was amazed. Little did I know he had already seen the same ring and decided that it was the one.

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PW Reader Ring: Allie & Tim!

Allie's ring!

Allie’s ring!

The couple: Allie Rodolico and Tim Wasco, from Delran.

The ring: My ring has a princess-cut center stone with a diamond halo set in white gold by Natalie K.

Tim picked it out on his own at our family friend’s shop, Browne’s Jewelers, in Delanco, New Jersey. We had never gone shopping together, but I had sent him pictures before, so he had an idea of what I liked. I also told John, the owner of the store, what I liked, too, so I knew I was in good hands.

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PW Reader Ring: Jenna & Matthew!

Jenna's ring!

Jenna’s ring!

The couple: Jenna Oskowitz and Matthew Richter, from Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring features a citrine center stone surrounded by 52 diamonds that continue down each side of the yellow-gold band. Years ago, I mentioned to Matt I really wanted a unique engagement ring—I wanted to be able to distinguish my ring from others—so he did some research online and designed the ring on his own.

He told me that when he was browsing for a ring, he knew he wanted a colorful gemstone as the centerpiece and wanted something bold and unlike anything he has seen. Citrine caught his eye and he “just knew,” he says, that it was a perfect fit for me. He was right! Most all of our friends and family have all had the same response: That is so Jenna!

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PW Reader Ring: Tracey & Mark!

Travey's ring!

Travey’s ring!

The couple: Tracey Desjadon and Mark Czajkowski, from Wayne.

The ring: My ring has a cushion-cut diamond surrounded by a diamond halo, set in platinum. It glistens so beautifully!

I never gave my fiancé any hints or went shopping with him; he picked and designed this ring completely on his own! He worked with Mr. Cook at Walter J. Cook Jeweler in Paoli to custom design it for me, and that makes it that much sweeter!

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PW Reader Ring: Samantha & Dan!

Samantha's ring!

Samantha’s ring!

The couple: Samantha Wanner and Dan Gower from South Philadelphia

The ring: My ring has a round-cut diamond in the center with a cushion-shaped halo set in yellow gold. He picked it out all on his own with one note from me: It has to be yellow gold!

I’d been dropping hints since we started dating in college, but really started to send him some of my Pins last year. Dan got the Coast Engagement ring by the wonderful Sydney Rosen Jeweler right on Jewelers’ Row in Philadelphia.

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PW Reader Ring: Emily & Vince!

Emily's ring!

Emily’s ring!

The couple: Emily Schriner and Vince Kuperavage, from Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring is a solitaire pear -haped diamond with a rose gold Tacori band. Vince picked it out himself. He did an amazing job and I couldn’t ask for a more perfect ring! I love rose gold, which he knew because my watch is also rose gold. Vince was recently relocated to Atlanta for his job, so the ring is actually from a jeweler in Atlanta, Solomon Brothers.

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PW Reader Ring: Dana & Alex!

Dana's ring!

Dana’s ring!

The couple: Dana Ross and Alex Veston, from Delran.

The ring: My ring has a round diamond set in white gold with a diamond halo and diamond band. Alex designed it at James Jewelers in Parsippany—he hand-picked the stone in the shop and then they custom-ordered the ring.

We never went shopping together, though I had mentioned I liked round diamonds. It ended up being exactly what I would have picked out if I had gone my self!

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PW Reader Ring: Stephanie & Jim!

Stephanie's ring!

Stephanie’s ring!

The couple: Stephanie Vozzi and Jim Emme, from Northeast Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring has a princess-cut single solitaire diamond set on a white-gold band. I had let him know in subtle conversation once or twice that I would love a princess cut solitaire Most days he doesn’t listen to things I babble on about, but he must have saved that comment for when the time came!

Russ from Steven Singer Jewelers helped him pick it out after Jim got the official approval from both sets of my parents.

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