In August we received a call from a friend's son, Jason, letting us know that he was coming in to town for a few days and that he wanted to come and look at Brian's Signature Hearts and Arrows diamonds. We were very pleased to hear from him as we knew his parents were very fond of his girlfriend and were excited for them to become engaged. He came in and spent a long time with Brian looking through all the fantastic diamond options and selected a beautiful 1.722 ct Brian Gavin Signature H & A. A couple of weeks later we started working on the CAD of the setting. Jason knew exactly what he wanted and after 2 CAD's he approved the magnificent platinum braided diamond ring you see in the gallery below. All diamond melee is F/G VS Brian Gavin Signature melee.
After he had picked up the ring from the FedEx Station, he wrote us the following e-mail:
Hey Lesley and Brian, I just got back from picking up the ring, and I have to say I am really thrilled with the result! The stone looks amazing and the detail on the setting is beautiful. The high quality and workmanship that you guys put into this is really evident. I haven't quite decided when to pop the question, but hopefully it will be soon because I can't wait for Erin to get her hands on it! I know she is going to just love it! Many thanks to y'all for guiding me through the process with ease. I will definitely be in touch soon, hopefully with a great story and some great pictures! Regards, Jason
A couple of weeks later we received the proposal story:
Hey Lesley and Brian! Just wanted to let you guys know that I popped the question yesterday! I thought I liked the ring but once she got it on and wore it around I realized I LOVED it! And most importantly, she was absolutely blown away with it and has not stopped looking at it since. Everything we did yesterday, day and night, no matter what the setting or lighting, it just looked absolutely stunning!
Here's how it went down. I told Erin we would be having brunch at a Parc, a bistro across the street from Rittenhouse Square (Philadelphia's most popular public park which is a block from where I live). In secret, I had arranged for a beautiful picnic to be set up in the park, and I hired a musician to sing and play guitar. As we walked through the park towards the restaurant, I pointed out the picnic and the musician, and I told Erin we should go listen to him play for a minute before we went to the restaurant. We approached the musician and he walked up to us immediately and started serenading us. Erin was completely stunned, and so I turned to her and told her that I had to confess. We weren't going to the restaurant; the picnic and the music were all for us. Then I told her I had one other little thing, dropped to one knee and proposed. She was completely surprised! She immediately said yes and although her hands were shaking, we managed to get the beautiful ring on her finger. We sat down and enjoyed the picnic and the music on what turned out to be a beautiful fall day! A few minutes later, the professional photographer that I hired to capture the entire thing came out of the shadows and revealed herself to Erin, and we posed for some great photos in the park. (We also got some really cool shots of the ring, of course!) It all turned out absolutely perfect and we are so, so thrilled!
Of course I couldn't have done it so well without all of your help! Everything turned out so well with the ring and you guys made it so relaxing and such a pleasure to do something that otherwise would seem very, very intimidating. Although we don't exactly know when we'll tie the knot (perhaps Spring 2012), we can't wait to shop for wedding jewelry with y'all! Thanks again guys! Best, Jason
Thanks again to Jason and Erin for trusting us with this very important purchase. Please enjoy some of the professional pictures in the picture gallery below courtesy Lindsay Docherty Photography – her blog address is: blog.lindsaydocherty.com