PW Reader Ring: Kristin & Zachary!

Kristin's ring!

Kristin’s ring!

The couple: Kristin Reiley and Zachary Safris from Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring is a morganite center stone surrounded by diamonds and set in white gold.

I had done some ring research, knowing we’d probably get engaged soon and that I wanted something different. I came across morganites and thought they were gorgeous, and that they also had a great meaning to them. I found a jeweler I loved—SamNSue out of Hawaii—through Instagram, and that’s where Zachary ended up getting my ring.

The proposal: My proposal was perfect. We had been dog-sitting overnight at my aunt and uncle’s house and then came back to my house the next day. It was the day after Valentine’s Day, so I wasn’t expecting anything. When we got to my house, he had my family secretly waiting upstairs in the living room. When we walked in, he got down on one knee, said the perfect speech (which I don’t really remember!), and proposed. It was a great surprise and just perfect!

The band: For my band, I actually want two diamond bands—one for the top, and one for the bottom! I’d like them to be just the size of my the diamonds on my engagement ring.

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