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A Jewelry Store Proposal?


Diamond rings have been given by way of champagne flute, dessert dish and just plain old bended knee, but recently one New Yorker used a jewelry store window to do the deed – and do it well.

The New York Daily News
reports that one creative Manhattanite used an Upper East Side jeweler’s display window to stage a fancy wedding proposal for the love of his life – and she said “yes.”

“Oh, my God, it is beautiful,” Alex Routenberg (26) said, as Tom DeBourcy (26) slipped a 2-carat diamond ring on her finger.

DeBourcy popped the question during a stroll past Jeri Cohen Fine Jewelry on Third Avenue, where he had arranged for flowers and a “Will you marry me Alexandra?” sign to be displayed.

The love birds attended the same high school near Chicago but didn’t meet until he looked her up on (wait for it…) Facebook!

“I asked who the hell he was, and two and a half years later …,” she said.

And while the bride-to-be gave her sig. other props for the creative proposal, she was perhaps more excited to discover the jewelry store he used is the same one New York Housewife Jill Zarin frequents.

“I always walk by and say to my mom, ‘This is the place where Jill Zarin goes!'”

Gotta love a woman with priorities.

Do you have a fun proposal story to share? Weigh in!

Jason Biggs and the Proposal that Defied Tradition


I’ve heard of non-traditional engagement rings, but this is a first. Comedy star, Jason Biggs, threw convention out the window when he proposed to his girlfriend last year by presenting her not with a diamond for her ring finger, but with – an earring for her, um, lobe?

“I proposed twice,” he told People.com. “We were in St Martin. I just bought her these earrings and I took one out of her ear and proposed to her with it.”

You have to give the guy credit for spontaneity.

Biggs followed the impromptu proposal with a more formal one a few months later along with the traditional jewelry garb for such a weighty occasion. But a part of me thinks they should have left it at that.

Who says we have to wear an engagement ring to signify our pending nuptials? If you want to go wtih a ring, many folks are going with colored stones instead of icy diamond looks to mix things up. And there are some lovebirds who pledge their love for one another without jewelry altogether (god forbid).

Have any of you been proposed to with anything but a diamond ring? I’d like to hear your stories. Weigh in – and have a great holiday weekend!