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Beth and I met when she brought a buyer by the house I was selling. After several conversations and discovering she was not, in fact, the buyer’s wife, I asked her to lunch. We started dating and found we were both looking for the same things. Not long after that I proposed. I’m actually a repeat Blue Nile customer. The first time, in 2001, I didn’t know a thing about where to shop for diamonds or what to buy. I did a lot of research and price comparisons, even with big diamond houses, but nobody came close to the quality or value Blue Nile offered. So I took a leap of faith and had a great experience with that first purchase. For Beth and me, it was the second marriage for both of us but the romance of getting engaged and finding the perfect ring still mattered. This time I called Blue Nile from the start. Even though Beth had a hand in picking out the ring, I still managed to make the proposal a surprise. She’ll tell you I begged, but yes, I was down on one knee in the living room. It is still a sweet and tender moment we share after being married more than a decade now.
It was time for me to propose to the girl I've loved for a long time. I started by going to local jewelry stores but didn't see anything that jumped out at me. I explored online and found Blue Nile. I figured I would be just another customer, and I didn't anticipate any personal contact. It wasn't like that at all. Terri really hustled for me to make sure everything was perfect. She even expedited the setting process so I could propose to my girlfriend at an upcoming special event. And instead of browsing a glass case to find a ring someone else put together, I was able to build mine exactly how I wanted it. Even with that level of customization, I could still return it if I wasn't satisfied. When I opened the box, I felt silly for ever worrying about buying online. It was perfect! Kirsten nearly passed out when she saw the ring. She absolutely loves it. I was able to give my girlfriend the very best with the money I had. That, to me, is success.
Proposing to my girlfriend was unforgettable. I found a spot on a cliff overlooking the ocean, recorded some songs, and arranged for a sound system. The one missing element: the ring. Mall jewelry was generic, and the jewelry district in LA was overwhelming. I heard about Blue Nile, went online and was blown away by the quality. I chose a setting and found the perfect diamond. The ring arrived within 48 hours and looked better than I could have imagined. The night of the proposal, I walked with Jessica through the park by the cliff. As soon as she recognized my voice through the loudspeakers, reality began to set in for her. My hands got sweaty and my heart raced as I asked her if she would dance with me. We were both so nervous. She kept talking and talking. She talked, as we danced, through three songs. As the last song started, I knew I was going to need to interrupt her with a proposal. I spun her out and when she turned back I was on one knee, ring in hand. It was a moment I will remember forever. Photo by Single Frame Cinema.