How a modern day Knight created the perfect ring for his Princess.
“It’s a good one”-Jince’s response when asked about his love story.
Jince and Anh Linh began as high school friends- just friends, but two peas in a pod. Both top of their graduating class and study buddies. This friendship continued to blossom throughout college, bad relationships, and post grad life. Once settled in to their hectic 9-5 work lives, they began to realize that all of their free time was spent with each other. One night outside of work, Jince was talking to Anh Linh and let the big “I love you” slip out in conversation! It just so happens, the very next day Ahn let that same special phrase slip out too. They both knew that this was it. The life long friendship and love they had been searching for was with them the whole time.
“If I could afford it, I’d like it to be unique”
When the time came for Jince to start looking for a ring, he already knew exactly where to go. He had previously worked with Diamond Nexus to purchase Anh Linh a promise ring. He was drawn to lab created diamonds due to his background in Chemical Engineering. His studies and research proved to him that these were just like mined diamonds and the benefits of Nexus Diamonds were many.
“That custom ring could have been $80,000 any where else…”
Without a doubt, this ring needed to be special and one of a kind. Reflecting the fairytale of their romance, Jince knew this ring needed to be princess themed. He envisioned a crown sitting on a band with a large diamond in the center. He designed this ring with the “bigger is better” mindset. This lead to the first surprise along the way: side stone size. With the help of our designers, Michael and Kate, Jince was able to see that bigger side stones weren’t necessarily the best option. Using the words of our designers, “It’s like having and nice sports car with oversized tires- it doesn’t need them!” Other alterations made along the way included: Stone size, making the crown stick out a bit, using rose gold and adding stones to the crown. It took 7 total alterations and one year to design, but every fine-tuned detail came together and created the perfect ring.
“Craftsmanship and quality”
Jince knew that this stunning, symbolic ring required a proposal of similar fashion. With her boss in on the plan, Jince called Anh Linh’s work saying he felt very sick and she needed to come home right away. When she arrived home, she discovered music playing, and Jince who was dressed in his best and down on one knee. The surprise doesn’t end there! What girl wouldn’t love to come home to find her bags packed and surprise tickets to Cancun?! Well, Anh Linh got to live every woman’s dream! Happily engaged, the two whisked off to their Island Vacation! In just one short year, the happy couple will be saying their “I do’s.” A true fairytale, indeed.
Best Wishes and congratulations from all of us at Diamond Nexus!