Mark and Emma: engagement and wedding

WOW in just 18 months and I’ve met my soul mate, fallen in love, got engaged and created a ring - THE ring!"

The Meeting
We didn’t speak on the trip to National Park, we didn’t speak on the bus to the bottom of Tongariro, we didn’t speak on the climb up the mountain. At the top of the mountain my best mate Paula (The Matchmaker) ordered me to talk to her, so on the descent we started walking together and the conversation started. 

Falling in Love
A lot of time was spent traveling 40min between our homes and chatting (every night, all night and every morning before work) we knew we were right for each other and moved in together at the start of the year.

The Engagement
With a slight hangover after Emma’s Birthday, relaxing at home just chatting away, talking about having a celebration when Em’s Dad comes over from the UK. It occurred to me that what I was talking about and what I really wanted was to Marry Emma so the question was asked & the answer was YES!

The Ring

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There was no question that Lori & Alex at SilverStone Jewellery were always going to make our ring so we booked in to see them on the Thursday after the proposal. Emma couldn’t wait so it was off to the mall to check out what the stores were selling and to get some idea of what we liked but we got more of an idea of what we didn’t like.

So with this information we headed to see Lori & Alex at their onsite fully equipped studio in Torbay, Auckland and what a wonderful design experience we had looking at magazines and talking it through we came up with a design that we were all very happy with, a very personal experience!

Lori then priced up the rocks for the creation and once the ok was given, the diamonds were purchased. The next step was for Alex to make the silver mock-up of the ring for Emma to try on which was perfect - nothing needed to be changed.

We then had to wait three whole weeks (it felt like months for Em) for the ring to be made, diamonds set and valuation done. During this time Lori had me chose a beautiful rimu ring box with our names, date of the proposal and the title to “our” song “Truly Madly Deeply” embossed on the lining.

The night finally arrived and we got to the SilverStone Jewellery showroom Alex gave me the ring to give to Emma. The ring was amazing everything was perfect and the reaction from Emma was perfect as well, buckets of tears flowed not only for the ring but for the surprise of the ring box as well.

Lori & Alex did such a wonderful job for us. The experience was so relaxed friendly and loving and the result is amazing.

Thank you Thank you Thank you.

Love from

Mark & Emma, Auckland

Making this stunning palladium and diamond ring for Emma was an absolute honour. We were delighted when they came back to us to custom make a comfort fit solid gold wedding band for Mark and to add some stunning pink sapphires to Emma's ring so it could become her engagement and wedding band in one.

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