Andrew knew right away that Regina was the one when they met at their church’s youth group. “I knew right away before I even asked her out. She just has the most big, amazing personality coming from this very short girl. What sealed it was the night she met my nieces and nephews and I saw her love for children and family,” said Andrew.
Andrew decided it was finally time to propose, but first he needed to find a ring as unique and beautiful as Regina. He had a ring in mind that he was looking for – he knew his fiancée loved Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, so he wanted to find a dual-toned ring that resembled the Enchanted Rose. He began his search by looking at engagement rings in brick-and-mortar jewelry stores. “In all my time shopping, it seemed like most of the stores were copycats. I felt like I had seen the same rings in every store. Jewelry is supposed to be beautiful and get you noticed,” Andrew said. He decided to move his search online to find better options and avoid sales tax.
Fortunately, Andrew stumbled upon Ritani. “I looked on websites and review sites and it was clear Ritani had not only quality but the detailed work of an artist,” said Andrew. He knew Ritani was the right place to get his engagement ring when he discovered Ritani’s quality standards. The customer service representative he spoke to informed him that Ritani couldn’t use white gold and rose gold together for his two toned ring because the alloys could interact and ruin the color of the ring. “At that time, I had been to dozens of jewelry stores in several states and no one told me that. Every dual toned ring I had looked at was white gold and rose gold. Other stores were happy to say crazy lies to pressure me into buying something,” Andrew said. Ritani crafted him a ring using platinum and 18kt rose gold instead so he would be happy with the color and quality of the ring in years to come.
His ideas were shared with a Ritani jewelry designer who was able to bring the concept of the Enchanted Rose ring to life. “The results were magical,” Andrew said.
Once Andrew got his beautiful custom ring, it was finally time for him to propose. To ask her to marry him, he gave her a Christmas ornament to unwrap that said, “Mr. and Mrs. Anderson ’20?” while he got down on one knee. At the time the proposal was a complete surprise to Regina, but she knew he would ask her to marry him eventually.
We asked Andrew if he had any proposal advice for others. “Just do it. If you’re thinking about it, chances are she’s been waiting too long for it already,” Andrew said.
Andrew and Regina plan on tying the knot in June 2020. Congratulations to this lovely couple! We wish them all the best!