I saw the ring of my dreams years ago at Cartier. It was a pave halo setting, and the entire underside of setting was covered in pave, as well—no metal was showing from any angle, just pave! I loved this look and we couldn’t find a setting like this anywhere.
After visiting countless jewelers, we decided to work with a CAD specialist and designer at Barsky in Philadelphia. We picked the diamond, and then I got to customize the entire ring around the stone.
I approved the final design, but Mike went to pick the ring up himself. The jeweler did a big reveal for Mike and he got to see the final product. I didn’t get to see it until the big day, which was a total surprise!
The band is 5.4 carat garland eternity
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The proposal: I knew it was coming, but didn’t know what he had planned. Mike worked with my best friend to figure out the perfect dayHe had a car pick me up, and I didn’t know where we were going or what we would be doing. The car took me to the Shofuso garden (a gorgeous Japanese garden in Philadelphia). He surprised me there in a suit with the ring of my dreams and even had a photographer there to capture the moment! We then went to dinner at Del Frisco’s (our favorite restaurant). When we got home, Mike had planned a surprise engagement party with the help of my best friend! It was the most amazing day of my life! Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/philadelphia-wedding/2015/03/09/pw-reader-ring-christina-mike/#17yZzqjLpDTD73t0.99