Real Proposal Story: Greg & Valerie’s San Francisco Engagement
The Love Story
Valerie and Greg fell in love on the back of a motorcycle, exploring New York City on warm summer evenings. The couple attended the same high school, but didn’t meet until years later, when their groups converged while out with friends for a night on the town in 2011. “For our first date, Greg drove us out to the piers in Long Island City to watch the sunset over the Manhattan skyline,” Valerie remembers. It was in those moments, arms wrapped around Greg as he drove through the city streets, that Valerie knew Greg was the man she wanted to spend her life with.
For Valentine’s Day in 2016, Greg planned a romantic getaway and whisked Valerie away to San Francisco. They spent their first day exploring trails around the city, approaching a high point overlooking the Bay. It was there, with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background that Greg got down on one knee, asking the question Valerie had been waiting for since they first met. Little did Valerie know Greg had another surprise up his sleeve: For their first Valentine’s Day as fiancés, they headed north to Napa Valley to toast their love with the finest California wine.
Designer: Sylvie Collection
Style: Graduated Diamond Engagement Ring
Inspiration: Classic Radiance
When Greg began searching for the perfect engagement ring for Valerie, he knew she preferred oval-cut diamonds -- and that he wanted the ring to be a surprise. Working with jewelry stylist Mary, he brought his mother to the store to learn about different designs and narrow down the options. “Greg brought his sister in to help him make the final choice,” says Mary. “It was wonderful to see the family share this joyous moment.” The winner? A sophisticated graduated diamond band in bright white gold for a serious dose of shimmer. After she said “Yes!”, Valerie and Greg came back to the store to show off her new ring. “When I met Valerie, Greg’s face was beaming with joy. It was an honor to play a small part in something so special,” Mary says.
Valerie’s engagement ring has serious wow-factor. “When people first saw my ring, everyone noted how sparkly it truly is,” she says. Similar to a round cut stone, the oval shape maximizes brilliance for a stone that catches the light perfectly.
From all of us at Greenwich St. Jewelers, congratulations! Thank you for sharing your love story with us. We wish you a marriage full of great happiness!