Jewelers Speak: How I Won My Spouse’s Heart

There's a little-known criterion for anyone selling diamond engagement rings: Your own personal proposal story has got to be good! How else can you dispense advice to others about to pop the question? If you don't have a good tale, relax. We won't tell. But to inspire future awesome engagement stories, JCK queried your peers nationwide to give you a glimpse into how other jewelers have made their own memorable engagement moments. Sweet Surprise When my wife, Kim, was attending college and living in a dorm, she would frequently buy her favorite candy from a campus vending machine. I was scared before I asked her to marry me—I was 22 or 23—so I decided to test the water first and use the vending machine to do so. I put a pair of aquamarine earrings in the spot where her favorite candy was, so that when she bought the candy, the earrings would come out instead. S

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