As you well know, we are in love with Tacori designs. When we received this submission from a newly married RingSpotters fan, we jumped for joy because not only was it from Tacori’s Dantela’s collection (one of our favorites), but the stunning ring photos arrived with a beautiful story.
Setting: Tacori Dantela with a cushion halo of 20 round diamonds surrounding the center Asscher.
Engagement story: My husband and I met on a blind date in Chennai, India – he was finishing his final year of medical school, and I was there for a 10 month fellowship. It was a whirlwind romance from the start. One of the things we loved about each other was our mutual fascination for all things vintage – books, architecture, antiques, furniture. He took this love to new heights when he proposed. He surprised me with a plane ticket to New York City, our favorite city. We stayed in the famous Library Hotel, had front row seats to the Phantom of the Opera, and then went to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to supposedly “check out an exhibit.” We stopped at the Balcony Bar for a drink, and he handed me a handwritten note on the Library Hotel’s stationary with the words, “My darling, today is the day our lives begin… for before you, there was no beginning and with you alone, there is life.” He got down on one knee, and out of nowhere, a photographer appeared! He had taken candid shots of the entire proposal.He knew how much I loved the vintage elegance of an Asscher cut, and that the style was very popular in the 1920s (one of my favorite eras of American fashion!) The delicate filigree work on the basket and the milgrain trim reminds me of a different time and place, romantic and graceful, and I love that. After an impromptu photo session in and among the beautiful columns of The Met, we had dinner at Le Colonial, a Vietnamese and French fusion restaurant with an ambience reminiscent of the French colonial era. It was spectacular! Knowing our love for vintage, my mother in law gave me a tiny silver jewelry box that belonged to her. I use it to put my rings in every night, and I love the special history!
This Danhov engagement ring from their Abbraccio collection (style AE108) is perfectly exquisite. We love their unique take on the halo setting combined with their modern yet delicate spherical elements. It’s definitely a stunner.
We received this gorgeous cushion cut engagement ring submission from custom jewelry designer Halle Richardson who made this ring with a diamond halo setting. It’s full of sparkle but delicate at the same time – a can’t go wrong combination.
This stunner from Beaudry International is a more modern take on the Pear Shaped engagement ring with it’s sharp edges and defined shape. But it still carries the detailing and antique elements that are very characteristic of the engagement rings from Beaudry.
It’s sleek and elegant and a design you don’t see often, which is why we love this round brilliant engagement ring from A. Jaffe so much. It puts a modern twist on the halo setting, while keeping the design fluid.