This is such a unique proposal story that we have to share with you today. Bryan contacted us in September of 2013 when he had just begun his search for the perfect diamond engagement ring for his girlfriend, Amber. With the help of one of our a diamond consultants, Denise, he decided on a gorgeous 2.235 ctw. Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows diamond to be set in our Belle Halo Micro Pave setting in Platinum. He wrote to us, excited about the ring's arrival.

So happy and can't wait to see it.  Mostly can't wait to give it to Amber!!

After the proposal he emailed us again to tell us how it happened.

Hi Denise, November was such a whirlwind month I totally forgot to email you and tell you how it all went.  Well she said yes and it was awesome.  I decided I didn't want  to ask Amber in Hawaii (too cliché) so the day before we left I took her to a local chocolate factory here in Springfield (Askinosie Chocolate) where we had an amazing date when we first started dating.  I took her under the guise of having a tour and tasting (so yes I plied her with chocolate so she had to say yes).  At the end of the tour the guide brought out a bar of chocolate that I had secretly slipped a fake label inside asking her to marry me. Here's a couple of pics, but the tour guide was so nervous (literally shaking) that they are a little blurry. Anyway, now I need to look at the wedding band and I think Amber is going to contact you about my band.  What band to you recommend that would fit with her ring (Belle Halo Micro Pave)?  Wedding is November 1. Thanks Denise.

He also shared some interesting information about the chocolate factory where he proposed to Amber, as well as a custom wrapper design for his wedding.

The chocolate company website is Askinosie Chocolate . The owner, Shawn Askinosie was an attorney from Springfield that I know.  He sells all over the country and has been a guest on Opera because of his direct/fair trade and "a stake in the outcome" deals with the coco bean growers around the world.  They are doing a wedding favor/gift bar for us.  The label is attached and the silhouette is taken from one of our professional engagement pics.  I attached it for you. I'll send you one closer to the wedding when we get them from the factory.

Congratulations to Bryan and Amber! We can't wait to help them with their wedding bands. Photos of the ring, proposal and candy wrapper can be seen below.

  1. Author: Brian Gavin

    Title: Brian Gavin

    Short Bio:

    Brian Gavin, "Brian The Cutter", is an internationally recognized diamond expert and the designer/creator of A CUT ABOVE diamonds - the first branded hearts and arrows diamonds to be sold on the internet in 1999. He co-founded Whiteflash in 2000, and was employed as Executive Vice-President from June 2001 - December 2008. He is also well known for his creativity in jewelry design and photographic techniques, and is sought after for his deep knowledge of all aspects of e-commerce in the diamond and jewelry industry.


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