Zachary and Lauren’s Engagement


I always hoped I would know when I met “the one,” and I got lucky: deciding I wanted to marry Lauren was easy. She’s an incredibly kind, smart and beautiful woman, and we’re great friends and partners. Actually, I was a lot more nervous about finding an engagement ring she would love — but it turns out I shouldn’t have been.

We found Lauren’s ring at Porcello Jewelers, and they took care of us so well. Even though we live across the country in New York, they helped us find the perfect diamond ring, and they made the process extremely smooth. The long distance was never an issue at all.

This was the first time I had bought a diamond. I honestly wasn’t sure where to start, but I reached out to Porcello’s and talked to Austin. I told him Lauren wanted a really special diamond and a simple and elegant band. He explained the way jewelers use the “4 Cs” (cut, clarity, carat and color) to describe a diamond’s features, and he worked inside our budget to help me choose the right combination of “Cs” for our ring. The result was an amazing 1.40ct round brilliant cut diamond ring. I couldn’t wait to see Lauren wearing it.

I decided to propose to Lauren at one of the most romantic places on earth: the Empire State Building. As I got down on one knee on their observation deck, we could see lights all across New York City shining around us, and I felt the full significance of the decision we were making. I thought of all the other couples who have committed to love each other in the same spot, and how amazing it was to be continuing that legacy and becoming part of the city’s story.

But most important, I thought about starting our own legacy. Putting the ring on Lauren’s finger after she said yes will be stamped into my memory as one of the happiest moments of my life. We’ll remember it forever, sharing the story with our children and their children, and our Porcello ring will be a beautiful reminder to all of us of how our family’s love story began.

We’re so happy with our choice, and so thankful for the personal service we received from Porcello Jewelers. They made the process of buying a diamond ring better and easier than I ever thought it could be.

Thank you, Porcello’s!



Ready to start your own legacy of love with a Porcello diamond? Let us work with you to find the perfect engagement ring. Contact Porcello Jewelers today.