Did you know that an engagement ring could be famous? Stephanie Gottlieb’s engagement ring most definitely is famous and up in the ranks of celebrity with Pippa Middleton’s new asscher cut ring. A quick look at #engagementringideas on instagram and you will see what we are talking about. Her ring is instantly recognizable no matter where Stephanie is jet setting. Round cut, rose gold, spilt shank: but this is not just any solitaire diamond ring, this ring has a certain je ne sais quoi. It’s official her ring so should no longer be called — Stephanie Gottlieb’s engagement ring but hence force is to known as The Stephanie. We are fascinated with her ring as well, so here you have the first ever engagement ring expose.
Let’s start from the beginning — tell us about your proposal story?
My husband and I had been together for 7+ years when he proposed. We met as kids in Fifth Grade at a Birthday party, and had a “thing” for each other on and off until Senior Year of High School when we officially started dating. So needless to say, there was no question of whether we would be getting engaged, it was just a question of when.
At the time we were 23, so we were really young, and one of the first of our friends to get engaged. I had no idea it was coming, but because I knew it would happen eventually, every few months of so, I would save a picture to my then-boyfriend’s desktop of my most favorite ring design. At the time it was a version of my split shank design, in rose gold.
Brett (my husband) woke me up early the day we were leaving for a trip to LA, and I was so annoyed that he woke me up early that I turned over and ignored him. He tried again and this time I saw that he had a familiar red box in his hands. I immediately perked up and opened the Cartier box to reveal a Rose Gold Love Bracelet, that was engraved “BG heart SG April 26, 2012”. I couldn’t think of what was so special about April 26th, so I asked him what the date meant, and that’s when he pulled out another jewelry box and said “it’s the day I asked you to marry me”. I was completely shocked, and so happy! I had a fresh manicure of course because I was leaving on a trip that day, so he pretty much nailed the whole thing, down to the most important detail of the nails.
What are the spec’s on “Stephanie” ?
My stone is 3.50 Carats, set in 18K Rose Gold with a split shank and pave “scarf” underneath the center stone.
What do you love most about your ring?
I love that it’s different- at the time, I hadn’t seen anyone I knew with a Rose Gold engagement ring, and I really wanted something unique because when you work in this business, you make the same handful of ring styles over and over. Of course now my ring style is the most requested Engagement Ring I sell.
Can people get a ring like yours through you?
Absolutely! I’ve made the ring 10 times now for other people! I’ve made it for diamonds 2–5 carats in all different colors/clarities. I’ve made the ring in Platinum, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Rose of course, and recently made the ring in Solid Gold with the diamond scarf detail as an accent. I’m currently working on this Solid Gold style for a Pear Shape center stone which I can’t wait to see! I try to make each one different in little ways, and it’s a lot of fun to come up with new variations of the ring!