Real Engagements

Engagement Ring Alternatives

Not every bride is the same, so why should their engagement rings be? In fact, you may even find that your hopeful bride-to-be doesn’t even like diamonds. Diamonds aren’t mandatory in engagement rings or wedding bands as the featured gem. There are so many stunning gemstones out there that limiting yourself to just the diamond could be a disservice to your one-of-a-kind partner. If you want something a little bit more unique for your ring, here are some options that are quite gorgeous for you to consider. Sapphires There are a lot of reasons why you may want to consider a sapphire instead of a diamond. First of all, it’s almost as hard as a diamond, ranking just behind this more popular gem on the Mohs scale. And there are so many different color variations that you can buy — sapphires may be most famous for being blue, but they …

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Trick Trivia Night Question at Brew Republic Leads to Engagement

By Helena Tavares Kennedy Brew Republic has hosted Trivia Night for a while now, but an unexpected trivia question surprised most in attendance, but no one more than Elaina Simpson. At what seemed like a usual weekday trivia night, Evan Grant had his wedding proposal all planned out with the help of friends and Brew Republic staff. Grant went to Brew Republic the week before the proposal for radio bingo with a mutual friend who helped plan out what he was going to do to ask her for her hand in marriage. Grant talked to Scott, the manager/part owner who is often there and asked if they would be ok with him interrupting trivia night with a proposal. “I couldn’t have asked for a better or more enthusiastic person to host our proposal,” said Grant. “Scott immediately gave me his …

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