Monday, 15 September 2014

Piece of the month- Rebecca's engagement ring

Michael knew he had met the girl of his dreams Rebecca and just 8 short months after meeting, he took the first step to create the perfect engagement ring for his proposal.

Fine jewellery designer and high school friend Cassandra Mamone was Michael's choice for creating Rebecca's engagement ring. Michael had a little bit of insight as to what Rebecca would like as he had been keenly sourcing information from Rebecca's sister, he had also calculatingly noticed pictures of engagement rings that Rebecca had liked from the jewellery designer's facebook page. It was with these insights that Cassandra designed a stunning two tone engagement ring of 18ct rose gold and platinum. A GIA certified brilliant cut centre diamond is surrounded by a halo of diamonds and set in platinum, slightly larger diamonds feature on the rose gold band.

The stunning engagement ring with platinum setting and 18ct rose gold band

A snowy surprise

At the end of July Michael and Rebecca headed away for a short vacation to the Snowy Mountains in NSW. In the middle of their trip, Michael decided to take Rebecca to the highest point by chair lift, there they enjoyed the view whilst having lunch at the restaurant. When they left the restaurant, right there in the snow Michael spontaneously got down on one knee and asked Rebecca to marry him. 
"I was so shocked and happy, but also scared the ring would blow away" Rebecca remembers "I replied 'Of course I will.'"

Michael and fiance` Rebecca

Once they got back down to the bottom of the mountain and inside and out of the wind, Michael put the ring on Rebecca's finger. 

"Rebecca absolutely LOVES it and so do I!!!! It's perfect!" 
Michael told Cassandra after the proposal.

Wishing long time friend Michael and his beautiful fiance` Rebecca much happiness as they plan for the exciting times ahead. It has been an absolute joy to be a part of the journey so far. 


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Next stop...CUBA.

Bronze skin and salsa bars, my next vay-cay has to be to the place of warm Havana nights. Take me all the way to the Caribbean...

Year 'round Paradise
When looking for my perfect holiday paradise- I looked at Cuba, stopped at Cuba. And was inspired by Cuba! So inspired by the colour and culture that it influenced the Cassandra Mamone upcoming fine jewellery collection. (yet to be released, keep your eyes peeled) 
What can I say? I'm in love with a place I've never been.
Who else loves Cuba? Vogue does. See below* (pictures are not mine unless stated)

Linda Evangelista for Vogue

I guess Cuba will see me soon when I tick it off the list of my around the world visits.

Kisses, until the next fiesta.