Every piece has its own story: from quirky everyday pendants to extravagant engagement rings, we asked our clients to tell us about their personal journey from sketch to finish.
Patrick & Mariam
How did you two meet?
Patrick: We met on OKCupid, an online dating website.
Can you share your proposal story?
We started off the day at a luxury spa retreat and indulged in a couples massage. We then went to Bobby Flay's famous NYC restaurant, Bar American. From there, we saw a Broadway show. During this time, I had my friend sneak into our home and set up the surprise. Once we entered, there was a path of rose petals that led into the bedroom, ending in a heart of rose petals with a table of picture frames that captured some of our favorite memories. There was also our favorite bottle of wine, of course. As soon as she saw me and new what this was, she began to cry. I knelt down, and the answer was YES!
Were you involved in the design process, or was the design a surprise for you?
We designed the ring together.
Can you share a fun fact about you as a couple?
We are both half Colombian, so we are having a destination wedding in Colombia.
Did you drop any hints about the engagement or the ring?
The engagement was planned on my own, however, my fiancée knew something was up when I told her we had a "date day" coming up.
Are there any details included in the piece that have personal meaning, such as heirloom diamonds, birthstones, engravings, or initials?
We are both first generation half-Colombian, and we wanted to design a custom engagement ring that was unique and resembled our culture and heritage. Colombia produces the largest amount of emeralds in the global market, so we decided a Colombian emerald would make a perfect center stone. We chose to add diamonds to represent our endless love for one another. Our ring is the perfect mix of modern design and a symbol of our lasting heritage.
Are there any other thoughts you'd like to share?
Thanks to consultation provided by Pratiksha Jewlery, we were able to design and create our perfect engagement within our budget.
Notes from the Designer
Fun fact: this wonderful couple found Pratiksha through our Instagram account! Anyone who lusts for color in their jewelry would drop their jaw over this ring. The AA Columbian emerald was a remarkably romantic and meaningful choice to star in this engagement ring.