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Katie and Nathaniel

Here we have another awesome interview with a very happy Forever Artisans (previously Nexus Design Studio) couple. Their beautiful ring capped off a two year courtship between these two lovebirds. Check out the full story and the interview below.

How did you two meet?

We met on OKCupid of all places! We were both on multiple online dating platforms at the time, and it’s interesting that we actually started dating on the free one. At around the time of our third date, we were actually matched on eHarmony too.

How long have you been together?

We’ve been together for two years now

How did you pop the question?

My fiancee is a cancer survivor, and recently celebrated 10 years cancer-free with a big party for her friends and family; she also invited many of my family, including my parents and grandmother. I conspired with her mother and best friend to get her alone for a few minutes, and popped the question.

How was your overall experience with NDS?

Spectacular! The design process was easy, the designer and staff were wonderful, and the finished product is stunning.

Where did the inspiration for this design come from?

My fiancee’s style is very Victorian, and mine is Art Deco, so I was looking for a turn-of-the-century-feeling design with features of both. My grandmother offered me the diamond from her engagement ring, which my grandfather (and namesake) had proposed to her with. I found a beautiful setting inspired by the late Victorian period at a jeweler in New York, but the setting couldn’t accommodate my grandmother’s diamond. Working with my NDS designer, I kept the overall shape and a lot of the detail from the setting I was inspired by, but added some touches of my own. It was the perfect ring for us!

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