Kaki + Lucas
What an amazing experience! I had a blast working with Jamie and Katie to come up with a piece of jewelry that Kaki and I are confident we will love and be proud to show off for a lifetime to come. I wanted everything about our engagement ring to be a surprise. From the date and time down to every detail of the ring. Kaki didn’t know that I was looking at rings or thinking about an engagement.
After doing some research and shopping around at the big name jewelers in Atlanta, I had seen what Kaki wouldn’t like, but I still hadn’t seen the exact look that I wanted to surprise her with. I was discouraged and concerned that I might have to settle for something less than perfect. When I went to see Jamie and Katie at Brilliant we discussed many different options and important aspects that I had not thought about. I explained that I wanted something subtly different yet classic and timeless. Jamie took those thoughts and advised that we go with a custom piece that borrowed the classic elements from my favorite pieces in his collection and combine them into a ring that was sure to blow Kaki away. He brought out some loose diamonds for me to pick from and together we evaluated every aspect of each diamond. I decided on a beautifully cut oval diamond that had the most important element for Kaki, sparkle! For the setting, I was confident Kaki would love a halo with a split shank band to emphasize the oval cut of the diamond. The whole process was very much about what I wanted to get Kaki, and picking the ring will always be a special part of our engagement because we chose Brilliant.
For me, the celebration began from the minute I picked up the ring from Brilliant. It was absolutely stunning and I was left speechless the first time I saw it. From that moment, I started planning exactly how I was going to talk to Kaki’s dad and propose! Kaki’s mom and my mom helped me plan a perfect surprise proposal with the whole family there to watch and celebrate after she said yes!
The passion that Jamie and Katie bring to the experience makes working with them so unique. They are a family of passionate jewelers who want to see their custom creations inspire that same passion in their clients. It’s an extremely refreshing approach, and makes the experience everything that it should be. I would not change a thing about our experience and would recommend Brilliant to anyone, with any budget, at any point in their engagement ring process!