PW Reader Ring: Kathleen & Greg!

Kathleen's ring!

Kathleen’s ring!

The couple: Kathleen Tower and Greg Celano from Voorhees.

The ring: My ring is a diamond solitaire set in a platinum band with five smaller diamonds on each side—it looks like it came straight off my Pinterest board.

My dad’s best friend is a jeweler—Terrone Jewelers in Brick, NJ—so from the moment Greg and I first discussed getting married, he knew he had to go there for the ring. It made the most sense to me for him to go to someone we can trust—neither of us knew anything about diamonds! Greg secretly drove up to Terrone Jewelers and spent several hours learning about diamonds and picking out the perfect one to create my ring.

The proposal: Cape May has always been a special place for us, as we both traveled there for years before we even met each other.

Over Labor Day weekend, while we were vacationing in Cape May, Greg asked if I wanted to catch the sunset at Sunset Beach. I got a little suspicious—in the five and a half years we’ve been together, we’ve never watched a sunset. When we got there, I wanted to sit on a blanket and watch the sunset, but Greg wanted to walk along the beach. He seemed very distracted, almost walking in circles. Finally he pointed at something in the sand and asked me what it was. I said, “Looks like a cigarette box,” but when I got closer, it was a ring box!

He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! Afterwards, he called his brother, who had placed the ring in the sand and had been photographing the proposal the whole time! Turns out Greg was distracted because he couldn’t find where his brother had put the ring. We then went out for a nice dinner to Union Park in Cape May, where both of our families were waiting to celebrate with us!

The band: Greg actually already found a band that he likes for me, and I’ll likely take his recommendation: It’s a platinum band with ten smaller stones to mirror the ten stones on the engagement ring.

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