PW Reader Ring: Amy & Tom!

Amy's ring!

Amy’s ring!

The couple: Amy Bloomfield and Tom Curry, Northeast Philly.

The ring: My ring is a round solitaire diamond on a 14-karat white-gold band. Tom designed it through Blue Nile. We dated for six years prior to getting engaged so he knew exactly what I was hopping for: a timeless engagement ring that I would cherish forever! He has similar taste when it comes to rings, and after a ton of research and shopping around, he was set on this style.

The proposal: Tom proposed at Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park!

I knew I wanted to marry Tom for about, hmm, five years! We had started to talk more and more about getting engaged and Tom seemed to be ready, so for months I had had many suspicions as to when it might happen! 

The weekend before he asked, Tom had asked me to go for a picnic with him the following Monday. My initial response was, “That sounds fun—it’s a good thing you asked beforehand and didn’t surprise me or I would’ve thought you were going to ask me to marry you, ha!” He laughed off my comment and said something like, “Yeah, I wouldn’t do that.”

Tom picked me up from work and we headed to Belmont Plateau in Fairmont Park. It was overcast and cloudy, and Tom seemed to be very worried about the weather. I was oblivious—I was not thinking this was happening! It was cloudy but beautiful otherwise.

Tom brought wine and snacks. We chatted a little and Tom asked me to get up so he could take my picture with the skyline behind me. As I walked back to him … he asked! The best part was that he had a friend and photographer there to capture the whole thing!

Tom proposing to Amy with the Philadelphia skyline in the background.

Tom proposing to Amy with the Philadelphia skyline in the background.

The band: We recently purchased a wedding band that we both love—it’s a showstopper! It was designed and made by DeSimone Jewelers on Jewelers’ Row and has 10 round-cut diamonds in a common prong setting. I cannot wait to wear it!

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