The couple: Krista Ricca and Tim Maffiore, from Philadelphia.
The ring: My ring has a round diamond with a diamond halo set in white gold. My mother helped Tim with the design, as the center stone is actually her and my father’s.
The ring was originally just the center stone—the halo design was all Tim’s idea, which changed the ring completely! (I did subtly leave some pictures around the house over the years.) He had the ring made at Billig Jewelers in Marlton.
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The couple: Lucia Brooks and Andrew Gershman, from Somerdale
The ring: My ring has a brilliant-cut diamond solitaire and ten round full cut diamonds down each side of the 14-karat yellow gold band. Andrew did a lot of researching about the world of diamonds before shopping! He knew exactly what to look for, and so my ring is near colorless and near flawless. I must admit, I love moving my hand around and watching all the prisms of light sparkling like crazy! He went shopping on his own, picked out this ring, and even had it sized perfectly. Although I had “casually” mentioned my ring size once or twice, he went one step further and covertly measured a ring I often wore on my right hand ring finger against his pinky.
Yes, there was a Pinterest board with examples of my ideal ring style; and yes, I made sure my mother and girlfriends knew about it in hopes they would feel inclined send him the link! He did say he consulted the board once or twice, but was confident he knew my style and personality so well that it wasn’t too necessary (and it’s true, you should see what he comes up with for birthdays and Christmas)! My engagement ring is the most beautiful creation I’ve ever seen. I am proud and overjoyed that he chose this ring and chose me.
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