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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PW Reader Ring: Taylor & Lex!

Taylor's ring!

Taylor’s ring!

The couple: Taylor Smithson and Lex Nikpour, from Fitler Square.

The ring: My ring has a cushion-cut diamond set in platinum, with a diamond halo. It’s now my most favorite item that I own, especially because Lex designed the ring by himself, with the help of Peter Cooke at Cooke & Berlinger in Haverford. He met with them a couple of times to look at diamonds and design the perfect ring, and had a great time.

Little did I know that anytime I gush over rings on billboards or magazines, he was secretly taking very diligent mental notes and remembering anything I would say about the rings I liked. (I’m always just talking about things I see and love, I never imagined I was helping him with his proposal!)

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PW Reader Ring: Anna Marie & Joseph!

Anna's ring!

Anna’s ring!

The couple: Anna Marie Cifelli and Joseph Maglio, from South Philly.

The ring: My ring has a cushion-cut diamond set on a platinum band. Since we first met, we always talked about getting married, but before we got engaged, he had started asking questions about what style ring I liked, what size ring I wore, and so on.

I would often tag him on Lauren B Jewelry Instagram account, because I always thought their rings were stunning! So with help of the guys at DeSimone Jewelers on Jewelers’ Row and a picture from Lauren B’s Instagram, they created my ring! I still look down at it everyday and I am just in awe!

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PW Reader Ring: Emily & Riley!

Emily's ring!

Emily’s ring!

The couple: Emily Mannix and Riley Baver, from Radnor.

The ring: It’s perfect! Riley took a few not-so-subtle hints from me about how I wanted a single diamond on a white-gold band, and added a few of his own ideas—with a bit of help from his dad and Bob at Steven Singer Jewelers. It had to be resized (twice), but now it’s perfect and shiny and I get caught staring at it all too often.

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PW Reader Ring: Lindsay & Daniel!

Lindsay's ring!

Lindsay’s ring!

The couple: Lindsay Forman and Daniel Capecci, from Cherry Hill.

The ring: My ring has a platinum setting with a cushion-cut diamond and several little diamonds along the front half of the band. The setting is Tacori, and he did a really great job. Danny went to Jay Roberts in Cherry Hill with with my parents to initially start picking out the ring, but he made the final decision all by himself.

We hadn’t really talked about what I wanted in a ring all too much, just the subtle hint here and there. He had a general idea of the ring I wanted but confirmed it by sneaking into my phone to send himself a collection of screenshots I may or may not have had stashed there. I couldn’t be happier with the final result! It’s everything I could ever want in a ring.

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