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Engagement Profile: Matt and Sarah July 03 2018

How did the two of you meet? Tell us about your first date.

It was late one fall night when I first saw Matt playing guitar at a bar downtown. We were both looking at each other a lot, but didn't have the courage to say hello. At the end of the night as my friends were leaving, it took all the courage I had to go over and tell him his playing sounded good. After he patiently pursued me for a few months, I finally said yes to a date and we had Ben and Jerry's during an abnormally warm February afternoon. We immediately felt comfortable with one another and had a great time walking around, talking and laughing. We quickly discovered that we had so many common interests, all the way down to having the same favorite band. After spending the day getting to know each other, we ended the night by catching a show at Nowhere Bar, now one of our favorite spots. He's been my sweet one ever since!

How did he/she propose? Did you know it was coming?

I was completely surprised! I knew it was "in the air" since we had been talking about it, but never thought it would happen when it did. One of our first hikes together was to Rabun Bald on his birthday, which quickly became one of our favorite places. It's absolutely beautiful. He seemed pretty adamant about going on a Rabun Bald hike the day after Christmas, even though it was frigid. We listened to great music the whole two hour drive, had a nice hike up the trail, marveled at the icicles we passed, and were pleased to find that we had the whole observation tower to ourselves. Just when I thought the day couldn't get much better, he proposed, and I swear I was living in a dream! The moment was just as I could have ever imagined and the ring is perfect. We never really discussed rings before, so I am in complete shock on how much this ring is just so "me". It's so beautiful!

When did you know that he/she was “the one”?

We're both in agreement here, but is it weird to say during our first date...more specifically, when we found out how much we both love Phish? As silly as that may sound to some, at the time we didn't have many friends with that same interest, and it was sort of a "needle in the haystack" moment that made us feel we found someone special. Beyond the first date, we knew this was the kind of love we were ultimately looking for when we both realized just how easy it was to love this person and how much pleasure we got out of doing things for each other.

How did you hear about T.K. Anderson Designs?

I went to high school with Wes, and I knew that his family's business had a great reputation. Also, a couple of my friends recently got engaged, and they told me great things about their experience working with T.K. Anderson in designing a custom engagement ring.

What was your favorite part about working with the T.K. Anderson team?

When I came to meet with Wes for the first time, I had almost no idea where to start. I knew little to nothing about diamonds, or rings, or really anything about the entire process of designing a custom engagement ring. Wes immediately made me feel comfortable with the entire process and knew just the right questions to ask to help me realize what I wanted for Sarah's ring. The design skills, technology and craftsmanship from the whole team at TKA made the process of turning loose ideas into an elegant and timeless design easy.

Bride, what do you like most about your new ring?

At first glance, my favorite part of my ring is its overall character: simple with an antique charm (when I found out the center diamond is an old European cut, it made sense). I also love all the little details of the basket and the engraving on the sides. There is just something so unique and charming to this ring and to know that my fiancé helped with the design makes it even more special. It's just incredible.

What are you most excited for in your future together?

We're just looking forward to sharing all the adventures and blessings to come. It's already an exciting thing to be able to explore, start and try new things, grow, etc. but to do it with your best friend is something else.


Engagement Profile: Justin and Patti March 29 2018

 

How did the two of you meet? Tell us about your first date.

Her side:
Justin and I met through friends at the Winder Dirt Track. There we figured out both of us lived in Athens while our friends all lived in the Atlanta area. After that, Justin became my go to guy for tailgating, dancing at 9D’s, $2 margaritas at La Fiesta, and car problems. Justin was always there for me when I needed him-- even with no strings attached. I knew from the beginning (and so did all of my friends) that he was a good man and one to hold onto. To be honest, neither one of us remember our first “official” date. We spent so much time together as friends and it just effortlessly morphed into the relationship we have now.

How did he/she propose? Did you know it was coming?

Her Side:
Wow, this is a loaded question for me. Let’s see…  Justin took me back to our first “weekend getaway” spot, Tallulah Falls.  To me, or the way I perceived it, it was just a quick weekend trip that was planned a week in advanced. One day he was just like, “Hey, you want to go up to Tallulah Falls next weekend since we both have a free weekend?” And he was right, free weekends are hard to come by so of course I said, “Yeah! Let’s do it!”

We had plans to leave that Saturday morning and just stay the night and come back Sunday. The weather, however, had a different idea. That very same weekend it was forecasted to snow-- a lot. Looking back, this probably helped keep the secret an even better secret. It became very apparent that if we left on Saturday there was no way we were getting there in all that snow, so we called the resort and asked if we could come up Friday instead.  By that time the snow had started falling and it was pretty much an all out blizzard on our way up. We made it and checked into our hotel (Justin was so calm and collected this whole time). That morning, we woke up to everything covered in snow. We decided to go ahead and go to Tallulah Gorge to take pictures of the snow with our new DSLR camera. We had brought our dogs so once we got there, we let them play as we took pictures. Justin got a few of the dogs and I and we were even able to get a few selfies. After a while, we decided to go walk around the gorge. We stopped at all the lookout spots, took more pictures and just admired the beauty. Each place Justin took out the camera and set it up-- so of course I didn’t think anything about it when he set it up at the last lookout called “Inspiration Point”. This lookout was memorable because the last time we were there, I found an old truck that had crashed down in the gorge years ago with the binoculars. I wish the story of the truck was better, but basically, someone drove their truck down into the gorge for insurance purposes. Anyways fastforward, Justin hands me the binoculars and asks if I can find the truck again. I am looking around and I finally see the truck. He then asks me to look to the right of the truck. I am looking but don’t really see anything. He is telling me to look harder. I then see a sign hanging up on a tree. The words were a little hard to make out, but golly gee, they said, “Will you marry me?” I ask Justin, “Really?” And he says, “Yes.” My next question was how did that get down there? I don’t know if you’re familiar with the gorge but it is not a “little” hike. Try 1062 steps to the bottom and not to mention, he crossed over the river and climbed up the other side! What!?

Needless to say, I said yes and cried a bunch of ugly tears. I was completely surprised and happy! It was amazing.

When did you know that he/she was “the one”?

I am convinced that I knew she was the one from the very beginning. Once I saw Patti’s smile and big ol’ blue eyes, I was hooked. She couldn’t get rid of me even if she tried. I was like mud on tires, it never comes off.

How did you hear about T.K. Anderson Designs?

It took me quite a while to find T.K. Anderson Designs, but I am so happy I finally did. I called all over trying to get someone to hear me out with the ridiculous question I had which was, “Do you have a rolling mill and if so would you be willing to roll out my Platinum?” Chelsea was the first person to listen to my much longer, drawn out and rehearsed inquiry. To my surprise, she said yes! That was the first yes I needed in order to reach my goal of a final YES! From there the help and encouragement continued to be shared in such a grateful and willing manner. I truly, truly could not have pulled this off without the help from everyone at T.K. Anderson Designs, and for that I am forever grateful.

What was your favorite part about working with the T.K. Anderson team?

We love how personable the T.K. Anderson team is. They truly try and capture the passion and love you have for one another in your pieces. It is always such a joyful and friendly environment every time we step through the doors. As many times as we have both walked through the front door one might think we would be a pro at entering. That is not the case. We have successfully opened the front door, without assistance, 1 time and I was extremely proud of myself :)

Bride, what do you like most about your new ring?

Let’s see… how about the fact that he HANDMADE MY RING! Whew! I was in complete disbelief when Justin showed me the video of him working with platinum stock to make my ring. Yes, you heard that right. Justin (who is very talented at making everything) decided to make my engagement ring with the help of T.K. Anderson. Everything about this ring is one-of-a-kind. Justin was able to take the diamond out of his mother’s original engagement ring and set it on a custom made platinum band that he made himself. I love my ring so much. The hardwork and thoughtfulness that he put into this ring is priceless.

What are you most excited for in your future together?

Her side:
I am so just excited to “officially” do life with Justin. I’ve been longing to call him my husband for quite some time. One thing I love about our relationship is how well we balance each other out. We make a really great team and I know that we can conquer anything together. I can’t wait to have a family either!!

His side:
^^^^^^ LOL she wants babies already. One step at a time. I’m excited for everything, the good times and bad. There is no one else I would rather partner up in life with then Patti. She is a rockstar. She has a heart of gold and a does not know how to lie. Her strong will is sure to keep our family in line and headed in the right direction. We will be unstoppable.


Engagement Profile: Ian and Lyndsy March 01 2018

          

 

     How did the two of you meet? Tell us about your first date.

We met very serendipitous on a work trip that I wasn’t actually supposed to go on! It was an out of town trip, and someone couldn’t go, so my rep asked me if I could leave tomorrow! I changed my scheduled around and was off.  That was the first time we met.  It was an instant bond that was completely unexpected and something that I had never encountered with anyone before! 

     How did he/she propose? Did you know it was coming?

No!! He proposed on 10.19.17.  It was a complete surprise. He made a few attempts previously, that I had accidentally crushed so when the time came, he proposed on a random night, in the evening when we were just being “us” – on the sofa, in Pj’s.  Next thing I knew, he was on his knee proposing with a Ring pop! I wasn’t really sure what was happening until he was about half way through his speech! And then I didn’t answer or say yes because I was laughing so hard with giddiness.  Why a ring pop?? Because he knew I wanted to design the ring with Chelsea rather than picking something random. I did clear coat the ring pop and saved it in a golf ball display case! We’ll see how long it lasts!! 

    When did you know that he/she was “the one”?

It was just one of those feelings, I knew immediately that he was my person, my happy, my soulmate and with him, its different.  I guess its true, when you know you just know. 

    How did you hear about T.K. Anderson Designs?

My best friend, previous college roommate, and now my Made of Honor works on the fabulous team up at TK.

    What was your favorite part about working with the T.K. Anderson team?

I love how streamlined and easy the process was. For something so custom, the made the entire process low key and very non-stressful! I have never designed anything like this so it was a new experience! They made sure all the details were perfect from start to finish.

    Bride, what do you like most about your new ring?

It is exactly what I envisioned and is completely unique to me. Everyone that admires it keeps saying, I have never seen anything like it! The fact that I was able to create that, and have my best friend be a part of the team that created it, makes the whole thing extra special.  It wasn’t a random ring, picked off a shelf.  There is extra love behind this one

   What are you most excited for in your future together?

Life! We do life well together ☺  I know we have so many amazing things ahead for us on our journey! August will be 5 years, so its already been a wonderful road and we’ve been through a lot.  We continue to grow and enjoy each other everyday! We have so much laughter, travel, good meals, love, challenges, journeys ahead and I know I am going to love every second of the ride.  He is my happy, my person and now my forever always.


Engagement Profile: Nick & Lauren February 14 2018

              

      How did the two of you meet? Tell us about your first date.

We met at New Earth Music Hall through Nick’s sister Michele. We enjoyed some moonshine that I smuggled in and some good tunes. Our first date was at Shokitini Sushi, which is still one of our favorite restaurants today. 

         How did he/she propose? Did you know it was coming?

Nick asked me to marry him in the beautiful Incan Ruins of Machu Picchu. We had been planning on traveling to Peru for years, so the trip was very special and his proposal made it even more magical. We spent the rest of the day enjoying the beauty of the mountains and the rest of the trip exploring Cusco and the coast of Lima. I was unsure of his proposal. I did not think it was coming, until he got my nails done for me as a “gift” for my first year teaching. When I started thinking it was because he was going to propose, Nick steered me in the other direction. This left me surprised when I saw him down on one knee.

        When did you know that he/she was “the one”?

After Nick and I graduated college, he left to travel in South America for a couple of months. On his adventure down south, he realized that I was the one and wanted to be with me forever. 

        How did you hear about T.K. Anderson Designs?

We are very close friends with Wes Anderson. He has been a big part of Nick and I’s relationship since the beginning. Wes has been a very good friend to both of us before and throughout our entire relationship. We see Wes as family who will always be dear to our hearts.

        What was your favorite part about working with the T.K. Anderson team?

Wes and I share very similar tastes in artwork, music, and design. I enjoyed working together to design a very unique ring that Lauren would love and cherish.

      Bride, what do you like most about your new ring?

My beautiful ring is one a kind, very specially designed for me, and collaborated between two of my favorite people! I like the etching on the band that creates a texture of a tree. Its truly beautiful and unique to me!

       What are you most excited for in your future together?

We are excited to grow together through challenges and love. We look forward to continue traveling together and helping each other with our passions through life. We’re happy to spend life side by side with our lovely pups! 

 

 


Engagement Profile : Chris and Mhari January 25 2018

                             

How did the two of you meet? Tell us about your first date.

We met at Chick Fil A while we were both working there. Our first date wasn’t an actual first date, I called Chris and asked him if he wanted to go get La Parrilla and the next couple of dates were at La Parrilla as well. We didn’t count the times we went on break together at Chick Fil A as dates, but it was often. Our managers at CFA told us we were going to get married and neither one of us believed it, until now.  

How did he propose? Did you know it was coming?

We drove around Bostwick for majority of the day, and if you have ever been to Bostwick there is not much of anything there. I knew it was coming because I helped design the ring, but I had no idea that it was going to happen, I had a hunch but after driving to 3 different places I figured it wasn’t going to happen, but then it did.

When did you know that he/she was “the one”?

M - We had been friends for a while and both enjoyed each other’s company, and started hanging out almost every day. It was about 6 months after we had been together, and I realized that I couldn’t see myself with anyone else. That’s when I knew who I was going to marry.

C- A few weeks after we started dating I had been hanging out with Mhari for a few days in a row and I remember thinking to myself “I could get used to this.” Just the fact that I knew that she would always be there for me whenever I need her was something that I never really had and I could just tell that there was something constantly pulling me to her.

How did you hear about T.K. Anderson Designs?

My Cousin actually designed his wife’s ring with you all.

What was your favorite part about working with the T.K. Anderson team?

The freedom to design anything – well with in reason and they were so good at listening to the ideas that I had for my ring.

Bride, what do you like most about your new ring?

The band – the braided rope is incredible I get a bunch of compliments on it, and its unique and special and the ring has a great significance.

What are you most excited for in your future together?

M- I’m excited to spend the rest of my life with my best friend & partner in crime, I’m also excited to see what God has in store for us – Life will throw curve balls but as long as I know I have someone who is genuine and caring, I’ll be okay – and it’s even better due to having my best friend.

C- I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life joking around and laughing with my best friend. Even when I tell a really bad joke Mhari usually will still laugh at it (usually because it’s just that bad). I’m also super excited just to be starting a family with the person I love.


Engagement Profile: Jon and Kara May 18 2017

How did the two of you meet? Tell us about your first date.

Interestingly enough, we met at Kara’s brother’s wedding. We noticed each other at the reception and then met up downtown afterwards. We danced at 90s Bar, chatted at the post-wedding brunch the next day, and the rest is history! We were both pretty smitten right from the start.


How did he/she propose? Did you know it was coming?
 
I (Kara) may be biased, but this is the best proposal story of all time, so the answer to this question can’t be short! I was absolutely shocked that Jon proposed on the day he did. I was thinking it would come three months later on my 30th birthday trip.
 
Jon got me out to Oconee under some false pretenses- that Jackson (our black lab who has been known to escape a time or two) had gone missing after he took him out to run off leash on some land his parents own. When I got out to their land, there was a note on the back of Jon’s car saying, “I lied. Jackson is fine. Follow the luminaries, read the notes along the way, and I’ll meet up with you along the way.” After the initial shock that Jackson was fine, and something awesome was actually happening, I was ecstatic. The sun was setting and he had a path of luminaries through the woods with sweet notes. At the end of the path, he and our two dogs were standing under lights strung through the trees. He gave me three final notes, one from each dog and he got on one knee with the final note from him.  Jon knew it was important to me that we design the ring together, so he proposed with a diamond pendant that his father gave his mother 30 years ago. We both burst into happy tears as I said yes, of course!
 
When did you know that he/she was “the one”?

There are so many different moments, too many to list and explain!
 
How did you hear about T.K. Anderson Designs?

Jon’s family has been using T.K. Anderson for years and we wouldn’t even think about going anywhere else!
 
What was your favorite part about working with the T.K. Anderson team?

We absolutely loved the personalized attention Wes was able to give us in the design process. His use of CAD was so helpful in visualizing the final outcome. Keith’s custom work and attention to detail made all the difference and we could not be happier with the way this one-of-a-kind ring came together.
 
Bride, what do you like most about your new ring?
 

I love the history in this ring. I’m so happy to be able to use a diamond that his father gave his mother and turn it into a ring that is so special for me and Jon. He and I worked together to visualize a perfect engagement ring for me. As always, when I was waffling about which way we should go with the ring, Jon brought clarity and certainty to the decision like no one else can with me.
 
What are you most excited for in your future together?
 
Adventure! We compliment each other so well and we’ve developed such a strong bond over the last 5 years. Our adventures together keep things exciting and our ability to travel well together is such a testament to our relationship. We can’t wait to see how we grow together in marriage!
 


Engagement Profile: Daniel and Jordan February 01 2017

How did the two of you meet? Tell us about your first date.
We met at my (now our church) church, Beech Haven Baptist Church, volunteering in a kids club named AWANA. Our first date was a Delta Gamma Semi-Formal.
How did he/she propose? Did you know it was coming?
I proposed to Jordan out on a dock at Lake Herrick in Athens. I tried to keep it a total surprise and low key. After Jordan finished some homework I told her I wanted to review some questions from a book we went through called 101 Questions Before Getting Engaged. I asked her, are you ready for a trip of a lifetime? On this trip you will need a map, and I gave her a bible I bought her with a note on the inside. Secondly, you’ll need a companion, which was me(Daniel). Thirdly, you need a ticket, which was the key and I then got down on one knee. She said she knew it was going to be soon but she didn’t know then. 
When did you know that he/she was “the one”?
Jordan said she knew after two weeks! It took me a couple months. 
How did you hear about T.K. Anderson Designs?
By referral through a friend, Dennis McDaniel. 
What was your favorite part about working with the T.K. Anderson team?
I loved how low key and peaceful the process was. Wes was down to earth and showed that he really cared. Wes also did an incredible job on design and creating what I wanted, which wasn’t your everyday engagement ring.
Bride, what do you like most about your new ring?
That my fiancé designed it!
What are you most excited for in your future together?
Serving God through our marriage and the adventure that is ahead.

Engagement Profile: Jamey and Betsy May 20 2016

 

How did the two of you meet, and who made the first move?

We actually met through a mutual friend (also featured on your blog), Anna Rodgers. We all went to Fellini’s Pizza while we lived in Atlanta and from there Betsy and I hit it off. I then asked my friend Anna if I could ‘snag’ her number. Since then, almost three years ago, we’ve been together. I made the first move, but we both knew there was something special there.

Who were the first people you told about your engagement?

Family immediately. In fact, Betsy’s mom and brother had known about the plan for months before I proposed. But soon after, we were both calling friends with the good news - an exciting moment to say the least.

How did you hear about T.K. Anderson Designs?

Both our moms recommended it actually. After our first meeting there it was game over. From start to finish, a great experience.

What was your favorite part about working with the T.K. Anderson team?

The hands on approach and the accessibility were crucial. I needed a custom design and I got just that. It was great to see the ring cast and set all throughout the process. Being able to genuinely mold something from scratch with T.K. was exactly what both of us wanted – something special that represented family on a finger.

Bride, what do you like most about your new ring?

It’s gorgeous in every aspect. It symbolizes so much more than just a ring, which is exactly what I wanted. It is an actual perfect engagement ring.

What are you most excited for in your future together?

We’re excited to finally start our marriage together and build a great, and Godly, foundation for our family.


Career Day at J.J. Harris Elementary School May 16 2016

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, Wes Anderson, visited J. J. Harris Elementary School to discuss with students how S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) is incorporated into everyday procedures at T. K. Anderson Designs. This was a great opportunity for Wes to explain the significance of all five of these factors within the real world while giving back to the community in an inspiring way. Really, when you think about it, each one of these subjects plays an important role here at T. K. Anderson’s design studio. 

Wes started his presentation with Mathematics, and worked his way backwards through S.T.E.A.M. because that’s the order in which they occur at the studio. Mathematics happens to be one of the most important steps within the entire jewelry making process. Measurements and calculations of gold and gem weights must be precisely accurate in order for the jewelry to be executed properly. The letter A stands for Art which is the creative side of things; Art is incorporated into all of our designs from drafting a model to creating it in CAD (computer aided design). The next subject is Engineering which is used in the B9 3D printer and CAM (computer aided manufacturing) software. Technology is used every single day at T. K. Anderson Designs from computers and telephones to our new 3D printer which we use to produce prototypes of jewelry models in order for our clients to gain a clear understanding of their piece before finalizing it. Last but not least, Science is incorporated into a lot of what we do here at the studio. We use the periodic table to explain the noble metals and we use this knowledge to create metal alloys when casting.  All five factors that make up S.T.E.A.M. play very important roles in the jewelry making industry.

While Wes wanted to incorporate these subjects into his presentation, the most important thing for him was working with the children and giving back to the community. He was able to discuss what it takes to become a jeweler from art, design, and metalsmith classes to dedication and hard work. One of the subjects that Wes wanted to place significance upon was Art because Art is the side of things where you can really let your imagination run wild. Really diving into this subject, Wes was able to inspire the students to chase after their dreams no matter what.

The Beauty of Platinum March 22 2016

          Every year over two million weddings take place in America, and that means over four million wedding rings are sold! While gold is the most popular metal choice, there are a growing number of women who say they would prefer platinum.
          Platinum was first discovered in trace amounts in gold Egyptian jewelry dating as far back as 1200 B.C. It disappeared and reemerged a few times throughout history before the process to make it malleable for commercial use was discovered in 1803. Louis Cartier was the first person to successfully produce platinum jewelry in the early 1900's. At 60% heavier than gold, platinum is known for its strength and endurance that gives the wearer an extra sense of security when it comes to their stone settings. Though it is heavier, it’s also more malleable which allows the craftsman to create more detailed designs. The best part about platinum is that at 90-95% pure it is also hypoallergenic, so even people with the most sensitive of skin can wear it.
          Even though it is more expensive than gold, many brides say they would have personally paid more to have a platinum engagement ring and wedding band. It takes a high skill level to work with platinum, so you can take comfort knowing you’re paying for excellent craftsmanship and security. Check out this Metal Comparison Chart to see how platinum compares to other metals.

Engagement Profile: Thomas and Emily January 26 2016

 

How did the two of you meet, and who made the first move?

For years, She was just one of my sister’s friends – with cute dimples.  One weekend, the three of us went to Atlanta, GA to attend Passion City Church and Emily and I really seemed to hit it off.  After much silliness, dancing to music, laughter, and stories, I began to realize that we could potentially become friends…or even more.  After my curiosity was sparked, I began traveling to Columbus, GA more often in order for us to cross paths as much as possible. Several months later, I asked her out on our first official date and the rest is history.

Who were the first people you told about your engagement?

Since I planned a surprise engagement party after the proposal, I had previously informed all of her closest friends of my plans to propose to see if they could be in attendance. However, we did stop by to meet her father on his way to work to announce our engagement in person.  Little did she know what was to follow!

How did you hear about T.K. Anderson Designs?

I went to undergrad and graduate school at the University of Georgia and one of my classmates recommended this company to my parents in Columbus, GA.  He had recently proposed to his girlfriend using a ring designed by Wes and I had been toying with the idea of having a custom one made for Emily.

What was your favorite part about working with the T.K. Anderson team?

Wes Anderson was extremely professional and innovative as we communicated about the design of the engagement ring via phone conversations and email.  He completed it in a timely manner at a fair price and in the process gained a lifetime customer.

Bride, what do you like most about your new ring?

I love multiple things about my ring! I love that he got it designed for me specially by an artist, I love that he used my favorite stone, Tanzanite, as the main, center stone, but my absolute favorite thing about the ring is that he was able to capture an elegant simplicity in the ring and I couldn’t be happier.

What are you most excited for in your future together?

Since we have been dating/engaged long distance, we are looking forward to being able to spend more quality time together without having to travel.  She currently lives in my hometown of Columbus, GA while I work and live in Albany, GA.  Finally being able to share a home and a life together will be wonderful.

Engagement Profile: John and Mia December 14 2015

How did the two of you meet, and who made the first move?
John and I met through mutual friends while living in Athens. Years later, John made the first move and asked me out on our first date. We went to the Braves home opener game in April 2014. Now, exactly two years since our first date, we will be getting married. 

Who were the first people you told about your engagement?
The first people we told were our parents. We were on vacation with John's parents, so they found out immediately when we came back from the beach after John proposed. Next, we called my parents and told them. John had asked for my dad's permission the Friday before we left, so they knew it was coming. Everyone was thrilled!
 
What was your favorite part about working with the T.K. Anderson team?
Working with the T.K. Anderson team has been a great experience. I came into the store with an idea of what I wanted to get for Mia. I knew I really liked the art deco style for her and I knew she loved yellow gold. Wes took the time to explain everything in full detail. After being educated on the different aspects of a diamond, I got to hand pick the perfect stone for my bride. Not only that but the team was going to custom design the ring for me. The other great part was their ability to work with me even though I was on a limited time frame. I had the proposal planned but it was only a few months away and I needed a ring. I got updates the entire time the ring was being designed which helped with the anticipation. Wes and the team were able to take all of my ideas and created the most unique and one of a kind engagement ring. I could not be more happy with the final result.
 
Bride, what do you like most about your new ring?
It's impossible to say what I like most about my ring because it is stunning from every angle. I find something new I love about my ring everyday. There is so much detail and I love that the setting is unique. I could not have dreamed of a more perfect engagement ring! I still cannot believe it's mine. Every time I look at it I see John's face and think off all the thought and effort he put into getting it for me. 
 
What are you most excited for in your future together?
They say when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. And that's exactly how we feel. We finally found our soulmate and cannot wait to start our life together. We already have so many blessings to be thankful for but know the future is only going to get better. From finding a home and making it ours, to starting a family of our own, we are ready to take on this journey together.