PW Reader Ring: Lisa & Jon!

Lisa's ring!

Lisa’s ring!

The couple: Lisa Visco and Jon Getz from Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring is white gold with a round, brilliant-cut center stone surrounded by a square halo of diamonds with an antique Fleur De Lis-inspired design on each side that contains one larger diamond several smaller diamonds.

I originally wanted an antique ring and had been obsessing over a few online. But Jon, the smart, always realistic man that he is, suggested I go try them on before we purchased one. I’m so glad we did. We went to Koser Jewelers in Lancaster, and they showed me some antique rings. They just didn’t sparkle like the new ones, and I realized I wanted a ring that no one else had worn before.

Knowing I wanted something unique and that I loved the romantic feel of antique rings, the jeweler showed me this one, and I instantly fell in love. I tried on a few others and we left the store with a few ideas. After visiting some other jewelers that day, Jon and I both realized this was my ring. We raced back to the store before closing with Jon’s mom (I needed another woman with good taste to confirm my decision) and Jon took it from there.

The proposal: I don’t know exactly when he picked up the ring, but apparently he had it for months before he proposed. We were so busy and were never really home, so he had some trouble finding a time to do it—until one sunny Friday afternoon. I had a really busy day at work and had gone in early for an event I was planning. I called him on my way home to let him know I was going to be home a bit early and was planning on making something for dinner. He told me he wasn’t feeling well and had left work early so he would be there when I got home.

When I came into the apartment there was a huge bouquet of my favorite flowers on our bar with a note that said “Because I love you.” I thought he just knew I was stressed about work. I kept calling him because I thought he was in the kitchen, but no response. Finally, he came out of our bedroom in my favorite suit, got down on one need and proposed! We celebrated with a bottle of champagne on our roof deck in Fairmount over looking the Philadelphia skyline at sunset. It was perfect! The next night we already had dinner plans with my family at one of our favorite restaurants near my parents, so we celebrated with them, my sister and her boyfriend, my cousins, some more champagne and a live band who announced our engagement to the entire restaurant!

The band: I really want a unique look for my set, so I’m planning on mixing metals and going with a gold band for my ring. I don’t want to distract from the gorgeous details of the engagements ring, so I’m thinking a gold band with pave diamonds that sits under my engagement ring. But I’m open to suggestions!

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