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John & Cathy’s Engagement Story: The Right Diamond for the Right Romance

We would like to wish a congratulations to John and Cathy on their recent engagement!

Engagement Story

Below, John shares with us how he met and proposed to Cathy and how he chose the perfect engagement ring for her.  You can watch their engagement story here: John Proposes to Cathy

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“Cathy and I met in the Fall of 2013 and instantly clicked. On the fourth day of dating I said to her “mahal kita”, which means “I love you” in Tagalog. She replied with “mahal din kita”, which means “I love you, too”. Cathy moved to the US in 2011 from the Philippines, her native country. We carried on a long distance relationship over Skype video chat, phone calls, and PMs every day since then. I would visit her one month, then she’d visit me the next. We discussed marriage quite a bit, and what we both want out of life. We are the same age and have been through past relationships, but never married. I had almost given in to the thought of being a bachelor forever. Then I met Cathy, the love of my life.

I surprised Cathy with a wedding proposal on a trip down to Washington, DC from State College, PA. I planned a weekend at Hyatt Dulles to pop the question after dinner with a special proposal video for her to watch. I even set up a camera to record the proposal. I had her sit and watch the video as I kneeled down. At first she thought I was just showing her a new app generated video on my phone until she learned what the video was really about. I presented the ring and she said yes! Cathy plans to move to State College, PA to be with me after the wedding. I work as an IT Systems Analyst for Penn State University, and Cathy plans to use her RN to find a nursing position locally.

Engagement Story

There are so many factors in selecting a diamond and setting for engagement rings. I’m such a geek that I extensively researched diamonds online to understand all of the grading specifications and get a good idea of what affects the price of a diamond. I built an array of diamond criteria to match my budget. I took this knowledge to all of the local jewelers in State College and Bellefonte, PA. I was disappointed with how little sales associates wanted to work from my perspective of focusing on getting the right diamond instead of just selecting something in a display case. That is until I met Mickey from Kranich’s Jewelers in downtown, State College. Mickey was willing to listen and spend the time to find a dozen diamonds from his suppliers to match what I wanted. Better yet, he beat everyone else’s price in town. In a couple days I stopped back in to choose just the right diamond from the those he had shipped to him. It was a beautiful 1/2 carat diamond with an ideal cut, polish, and symmetry that sparkled wildly in the light.

Cathy absolutely loves her engagement ring and we plan to marry locally in February of 2014, then have a larger church wedding in Washington DC for family in the summer.”

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Everlon Has the Best of Both Worlds

If you haven’t noticed, we have been quietly working on some updates to our extensive selections from the Everlon Diamond Knot Collection. The most important of which is the inclusion of two tone yellow and white gold versions of the popular Everlon Diamond Knot design. We now have an entire category devoted to these dual toned beauties as well as our own special version of the classic Everlon Diamond Knot Ring. 14 karat white and yellow gold are combined to craft this symbolic expression of your love. If you would like two tone Everlon Diamond Knot Collection Jewelry, consider the selection here at Kranich’s Jewelers. I’m sure we have what you’re looking for. Two Tone Everlon Diamond Knot jewelry expresses the unity of two elements with the strength of their love forged in a knot.

For questions about the Everlon Diamond Knot Collection or more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

Game SET!

What is a bridal? That is an interesting question that has been getting kicked around the office lately. Would an average customer know what we are talking about if we say that we have a bridal set for them? Would they think that we are going to hook them up to our cart and take them into town to sell the harvest or do they know what this kind of bridal is? Being new to the jewelry world, I said the theoretical customer would probably say no. When I was in the market for a bridal set, I wouldn’t have had any idea what you were talking about. Plainly, our bridal sets here at Kranich’s Jewelers are beautiful engagement rings with matching wedding bands. We have stunning diamond rings available from all of our most popular designers including Simon G., Ritani, Verragio and Gregg Ruth as well as a large collection of diamond engagement rings of our own. Do you like the fashionable style of a designer line, but it just isn’t in you budget? Ask one of our knowledgeable sales associates about our own affordable bridal sets by Kranichs. They are sure to come up with a ring that is just as beautiful as the bride to be without breaking your budget.

For questions about designer bridal sets or more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

My Friend and Yours

All of us here at Kranich’s Jewelers remember the iconic song that so many people remember Marilyn Monroe singing in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then here at Kranich’s we are having a party!

Are you looking for designer diamond rings? We have a huge selection from designers such as Simon G., Ritani, Verragio and more. We also carry the Everlon Diamond Knot Collection featuring the beauty of love forged in a knot. How about diamond earrings? We have the perfect pair to go with any collection. Or maybe a diamond bracelet or diamond necklace is more to your liking. Whatever the diamond jewelry you are looking for, we will have something beautiful here at Kranich’s Jewelers that you are sure to love.

For questions about our diamond jewelry or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

No One Does Engagements Like Simon G.

I just wanted to again send thanks to Brooke and Violet at Simon G. Jewelry for getting us another new video from one of our leading designers.

For questions about fashion jewelry from Simon G.  or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.