PW Reader Ring: Shiana & Zhiar!

Shiana's ring!

Shiana’s ring!

The couple: Shiana Muldowney and Zhiar, from Philadelphia

The ring: My ring has three princess-cut diamonds, each with their own halo, set in white gold. (There are princess-cut sapphires that sit below the bezel of the middle diamond, too.) It’s from the Vera Wang LOVE collection.

Zhiar and I had been together for four years, and I had been leaving hints for him—keeping pages of rings up on my computer, and so on. After about a year, he finally asked me to go with him to pick out a because he was so nervous about what I would like. So we went together to the Jared in Willow Grove with Vera Wang in mind, and picked it out together.

The proposal: He made me wait three weeks after he had the ring before he popped the question! We were going to Tyler State Park, a favorite of mine, and I had a suspicion he might propose because he asked my brother to join us, which was a little odd.

I had mentioned that I wanted to take a picture in the same spot we had a couple years before (it’s my favorite picture of us), so we headed over so my brother could snap some photos of us. After a few, Zhiar got down on one knee and popped the question! There was some clapping and whatnot from people nearby, but I could barely tell what was going on over my sobbing.

The band: I have an idea of what kind of band I am looking for, and would like to do Vera Wang again. I love sparkle, so I am thinking about doing one with smaller diamonds in it—or possibly one on each side, but I am not sure if that is too much!

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