Sam & Courtney
"The engagement was perfect and definitely a surprise, as Sam had me convinced the ring wouldn’t be ready until 2021. Sam said we were just going for an end of year dinner in the city, the Uber driver dropped us at the cliffs overlooking Brisbane and the Story Bridge with the plan to walk to the restaurant from there. Then Sam insisted we go look at the view, as I started to walk over I noticed he wasn’t following and turned around to him on one knee. He said beautiful words then opened the ring box. The night before Sam had scouted the location with friends and asked them to hide on the night and take some photos, after Sam proposed I noticed the friends and we got some photos together to remember the moment. After all the excitement we celebrated with dinner as a couple at Alchemy on Eagle Street.” "
The incredible double halo engagement ring has taken 2020 by storm and we predict this style of ring will continue to increase in popularity throughout 2021. Courtney's dazzling engagement ring features her Nana's round brilliant cut diamond in the centre, making this piece extremely special and sentimental. Her diamond is enhanced by a sparkling round brilliant cut inner halo and a fancy outer halo. The outer halo features a combination of round and baguette diamonds in a variety of different sizes giving the ring a vintage feel. The white gold claws coupled with the rounded rose gold band provides a two-tone modern twist.
When designing a ring, hand shape is an extremely important aspect that needs to be considered. Courtney has fine, long fingers meaning that this elongated design which will suit her hand beautifully.
The Design Process
Catherine met with both Courtney and Sam initially, and Courtney explained how she would love to use her Nana's diamond in her future engagement ring. She also desired for it to have a vintage look to honor her Nana, but with a modern twist. Catherine and Sam then spent 5 weeks fine-tuning this concept into a stunning double halo engagement ring that Courtney would treasure for the rest of her life. While Courtney knew that the ring was being designed, she had been told by Sam that it wouldn't be finished until 2021 so was under the impression that she would be waiting quite a while. The MJS team worked overtime to get it finished ASAP and Sam was able to sneakily meet Catherine on a Sunday towards the end of 2020 to pick up the ring and pull-off a beautiful surprise engagement!