Bridal: Michael Hill’s Promo, Anne Boleyn’s Pearl

22-Carat ContestA massive diamond engagement ring was the grand prize in jeweler Michael Hill’s recent contest, “The Ultimate Engagement Ring—Search for the World’s Best Couple.” The 22.25 ct. ­princess-cut stone is set in platinum with a soft half-round shank that sweeps up the sides and splits at the shoulders to form four claw-like prongs, with an additional 1 ct. t.w. melee accents.Michael Hill is a 31-year-old New Zealand–based brand operating 250 stores in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, including nine in Chicago, its U.S. headquarters, and 30 in Canada. (The company is aiming to reach 1,000, chief executive officer Hill told JCK.) The contest was intended to renew awareness about the chain, which has shuttered stores in recent years.Michael Hill’s 22-plus carat “Ultimate Engagement Ring”The jeweler hosted a late-fall launch event at New Yo

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