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.

The proposal: I was completely surprised! We had talked about an engagement for a while (we’ve been together for almost 8 years), but we had just moved in together so I wasn’t expecting another major milestone.

He got down on one knee after cutting down our first Christmas tree together at Varner Farm in Collegeville. My family has been cutting down our tree there since I was born, so it was really meaningful, and my entire family was even there. Myy mom even snuck some great photos of the proposal..

The band: I’m still not sure what kind of band I’d like. I definitely want to try one with diamonds all the way around, though!

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