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Jessica and Ford

Jessica and Ford

Feb 9th 2024

Ford and I met at a bourbon fundraiser for the military. It was only fitting to get engaged at a whiskey distillery in Kentucky. Ford surprised me at a scenic overlook above the distillery. We are so grateful for the Razny family and all they do! … read more
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Montgomery and Daniel

Montgomery and Daniel

Oct 26th 2023

Razny Jewelers designed and made jewelry with and for my fiancé's grandmother. So, he knew exactly where to go when we wanted to get an engagement ring made from the gems in her jewelry.  Daniel and I met as Chemical Engineering Ph.D. students at Purdue University, working in the same research lab. Through times of faith, mentoring, friendship, and eventually a relationship, we would get eng … read more
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Michelle and Tyler

Michelle and Tyler

Sep 26th 2023

Michelle and I were in the same kindergarten gardening group and the same grade throughout school. We only became friends in sophomore year in math class, and eventually, we would officially date during our senior year of high school. Following that, we stayed together through college and eventually moved in together in Indianapolis. After a year and a half of living together, I took Michelle to t … read more
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Kim and Joe

Kim and Joe

Sep 14th 2023

Joe proposed at our anniversary restaurant, The Turf Room. All the staff knew. He picked the table next to the fireplace and even had a photographer waiting for the special queue. I was absolutely surprised and stunned by the gorgeous ring he gave me. We both shed some tears, and I was blown away after learning how long he had planned this. Photography by Taryn Stephanie Photography … read more
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Sienna and Michael

Sienna and Michael

Aug 29th 2023

We've known each other since childhood. Funny enough, Sienna had a massive crush on me in middle school, but I was not interested at the time. Our paths always crossed throughout our lives as Sienna was childhood best friends with my younger cousin. We began dating in college and got our first (furry) child, a golden retriever named Sampson, shortly after. We have been together ever since (7 years … read more
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Kaitlyn and Yariel

Kaitlyn and Yariel

Jul 14th 2023

We met at my office, the Edward Jones next to Razny Jewelers in Addison. Yariel was responding to an HVAC service call. It's still up for debate as to who asked out whom first, but the rest is history! We were married three years later, on June 16th, in Wheaton, IL. We designed a custom ring with Matthew's help and purchased the timepiece seen in our photos.###Congratulations Kaitlyn and Yariel! … read more
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Meghan and Ben

Meghan and Ben

Jun 15th 2023

Ben and I met nine years ago at DePaul University. We were best friends for two years before we started dating! He proposed in front of the church I feel most at home at in the city, followed by a party with our dog Jasper and our families. We are so excited to get married! (Image: Nick Pietro)###Congratulations Meghan and Ben! We are proud to be the jeweler couples trust in Chicago when finding t … read more
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Marina and Rick

Marina and Rick

Jun 15th 2023

Rick and I were good friends as we sat next to each other at work for five years. After covid sent everyone home, Rick came over one day to help me with home renovation projects, and the rest is history! ###Congratulations Marina and Rick!Razny Jewelers is so proud to be the jeweler you chose when shopping for the most important ring you'll ever own.Engagement rings from Razny Jewelers are a timel … read more
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Nicole and Matthew

Nicole and Matthew

Jun 15th 2023

Matthew and I went to high school together, but it wasn’t until after college that our mingling friend groups brought us together. After four years of dating and plenty of new experiences together, Matthew finally popped the question! Throughout our relationship traveling was something we have always enjoyed together. We had a trip to Boston planned for my birthday. Our love for traveling has al … read more
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Rachel and Adam

Rachel and Adam

Jun 9th 2023

We met from mutual friends. I immediately fell in love with her, and the rest was history. We had an amazing connection as soon as we looked at each other. Love is a simple thing between us. Very lucky to have her in my life. ### Congratulations, Rachel and Adam! Finding a jeweler you trust is essential to the engagement ring shopping process. By conducting thorough research, considering c … read more
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Shahzmeen and Mubasher

Shahzmeen and Mubasher

Jun 9th 2023

When we first started talking, Mubasher and I were long-distance. By the time we met in person, we both already knew we had found our lifelong partner. Eventually, our families met and decided to set a date for our big day. Our engagement consisted of an intimate rooftop ceremony with our families and loved ones.Photography: purplepeacockstudios ### Congratulations, Shahzmeen and Mu … read more
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Cori and Jimmy

Cori and Jimmy

Jun 9th 2023

We met in Elementary school and have always been best friends. In the eighth grade, Jimmy grew enough courage to ask me to be his girlfriend, and they've been together ever since. He proposed at our favorite place - New Buffalo, MI, at sunset on the beach. We're very excited to start this new chapter in life.  Photography: Kara Kamienski ### Congratulations, Cori and Jimmy! When l … read more
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Maggie and Chris

Maggie and Chris

Jun 9th 2023

We met in high school and started dating our sophomore year. Different colleges and ten years later, we are finally saying, "I Do"! We got engaged in Lincoln Park on a beautiful July afternoon. He nervously asked, even though it seemed pretty obvious that after eight years of being together, it would be a yes! Afterward, we celebrated in love with our friends and family's company all night! P … read more
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Monika and Tom

Monika and Tom

Jun 9th 2023

We both met as travel nurses at a local hospital, and now we travel the world together! We look forward to our international wedding this summer. ### Congratulations, Monika and Tom! Finding the perfect engagement ring is an exciting and significant milestone in any romantic relationship. It symbolizes a commitment to love, partnership, and a lifetime of memories together. However, with … read more
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Sarah and Kevin

Sarah and Kevin

Jun 9th 2023

We met through our friend group and were good friends for about two years before we decided to go on a first date. We instantly knew that there was something there! We wanted our parents to meet three years later, so Kevin planned a dinner. Before dinner, we walked through Millennium Park to look at the crisp fall leaves, and he got down on one knee there in the park.  ### Congratulatio … read more
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Kathy and Kris

Kathy and Kris

Jun 9th 2023

We always find the best spot to watch a sunrise on our trips, and he proposed on a trip for the 4th of July weekend! ### Congratulations, Kathy and Kris! Thank you for trusting Razny Jewelers, Chicago's source for diamond engagement rings, when searching for your perfect engagement ring. Finding the perfect engagement ring is a beautiful and meaningful endeavor. We are proud to have helped … read more
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Julie and Jack

Julie and Jack

Jun 9th 2023

We started dating during our junior year of high school. We continued seeing each other long-distance during college, and 11 years later, we got engaged and went to some of our favorite places in the West Loop.  ### Congratulations, Julie and Jack! Thank you for trusting Razny Jewelers, Chicago's source for diamond engagement rings, when searching for your perfect engagement ring. Find … read more
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Jaime and Michael

Jaime and Michael

Jun 9th 2023

Mike and I were going out on a typical date night (or so I thought). When we arrived at London House, we walked out onto the rooftop, only for me to realize we were in a private section. After taking a few steps forward, I saw rose petals on the floor and a sign saying "Marry Me"? Mike got down on one knee and proposed! Of course, I said yes, and couldn't be more excited. Then surprise number two … read more
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Angela and Frank

Angela and Frank

Jun 9th 2023

"Frank and I met four years ago through friends! Frank proposed the closing of our first home on August 18th, 2021." - Angela ### Congratulations, Angela and Frank! Thank you for trusting Razny Jewelers when searching for your perfect engagement ring. Finding the perfect engagement ring requires expertise, attentiveness, and understanding. By considering your partner's style, selecting … read more
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Kristen and Oleg

Kristen and Oleg

Jun 9th 2023

Oleg and Kristen met through a mutual friend in classic college fashion- at an on-campus bar. They have been inseparable ever since, even while navigating a brief long-distance relationship and a pandemic! Oleg planned a beautiful proposal on December 21st of, 2021, in front of the famous Milllennium Park Christmas tree, and, of course, Kristen said yes! They are excitedly awaiting their September … read more
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Sandy and Louie

Sandy and Louie

Jun 9th 2023

We met on an online dating site. We developed a friendship and then a romantic relationship. It turned into love, and we got engaged in 2021.  ### Congratulations, Sandy and Louie! Razny Jewelers is proud to offer custom diamond engagement rings to couples throughout the Greater Chicago Area. Customization provides a beautiful opportunity to create a truly unique engagement ring. We in … read more
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Cassie and Peter

Cassie and Peter

Jun 9th 2023

After swiping on Tinder, we had our first date just weeks before the world shut down in 2020. The lockdown only brought us closer as we spent the next few months inseparable! Our relationship was put to the ultimate test when Cassie moved abroad to South Korea for one year. We knew that no matter the distance, it was meant to be, and one year later, Cassie returned for us to start our lives togeth … read more
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Paige and Jake

Paige and Jake

Jun 9th 2023

Jake and I met in high school sophomore year! We dated in high school, went our separate ways for several years, and rekindled in 2018! We got engaged in Lincoln Park with our puppy! ### Congratulations Paige and Jake!When choosing the perfect engagement ring, selecting a precious metal is another crucial element. Platinum is renowned for its durability and lustrous appearance, while yel … read more
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Jenna and Nico

Jenna and Nico

Jun 9th 2023

Nico and I met during my sophomore year of college in speech class! We were partners for a group project and became friends first, and then it grew into something more. We’ve been dating for three years and can’t wait for marriage! - Jenna###Congratulations, Jenna and Nico!Understanding your partner's style and taste is essential to finding the perfect engagement ring. It helps to pay close attent … read more
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Natalie and Nick

Natalie and Nick

Jun 9th 2023

Nick and I met through mutual friends at an ugly Christmas sweater party! He was the cutest guy in the ugliest sweater. ?❤️ - NataliePhotography: Kelly Anderson###Congratulations from Team Razny! Proposing is a momentous occasion in one's life, filled with excitement, anticipation, and the promise of a beautiful lifelong commitment. At the heart of this moment lies the engagement ring, a symbol of … read more
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Monique and Bennett

Monique and Bennett

May 22nd 2023

Monique and Bennett found the ring of their dreams at Razny Jewelers in the Greater Chicago Area. What was supposed to be a casual Wednesday night at the University of Missouri-Columbia quickly turned into one of the most important days of their lives. With no intentions of leaving his apartment, Chris Coco somehow managed to convince Bennett to attend a Rae Sremmurd concert at the local Whis … read more
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Kristy and Ben

Kristy and Ben

May 22nd 2023

Kristy and Ben found the engagement ring of their dreams at Razny Jewelers with the help of Matt, their personal shopping assistant and fine jewelry expert.Finding the perfect engagement ring is a journey filled with anticipation and excitement. It begins with envisioning the unique qualities that symbolize the love and commitment shared between two individuals. The search involves: Exploring var … read more
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Bill and Gosia

Bill and Gosia

May 22nd 2023

Gosia and Bill met through mutual friends at an engagement party, fell in love, and found the ring of their dreams at Razny Jewelers. Finding the perfect engagement ring is a journey filled with excitement and anticipation. It begins with envisioning the symbol of eternal love, reflecting individual tastes and personality. Hours spent exploring various designs, cuts, and gemstones bring forth … read more
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Jennifer and Bryce

Jennifer and Bryce

May 22nd 2023

After a long day of work, I came home, and Bryce asked me to help him with the grill in the garage. I walked out to the garage filled with candles with the love of my life waiting for me! He proposed — just us 2 and our dogs in our home. It was perfect! … read more
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Abby and Miles

Abby and Miles

Apr 4th 2023

Abby and I met on a volunteer trip to New Orleans our sophomore year of college. After a few years of dating, I set out to find an engagement ring with only one requirement: The jeweler needed to be along the BNSF train route, such that I could do some clandestine shopping and still make it out to the southwest suburbs for our Wednesday night date tradition!  Thanks to Lois' patience (let's … read more
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Sara and Andrew

Sara and Andrew

Mar 16th 2023

My boyfriend took me on an early morning date for coffee and a walk that ended at Razny Jewelers, where I had a curated appointment to design my own engagement ring! I was surprised because I didn’t even know he was thinking about asking me! I was also impressed by all the selections Razny Jewelers presented and how they worked with my ideas. We crafted the perfect rings for when we married each … read more
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Marissa and David

Marissa and David

Mar 13th 2023

Marissa and I met in college! We both went to DePaul University and never dated in college, but we were very close friends. When we both moved downtown after college, we ended up down the street from one another. You could literally walk out of our buildings and see the other! From then, we started to do everything together! Rollerblading, grocery shopping, and hanging out! Six years to the … read more
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Mary and Ryan

Mary and Ryan

Mar 3rd 2023

Ryan and I started dating in 2018. In 2020 we decided to get a dog. However, the universe had an even bigger plan for us.  We got pregnant and had our son in July 2021! I didn’t think I could be any happier until February 9th, 2023. It was my birthday, and Ryan decorated our home with rose petals and balloons. I thought it was just for my birthday until I saw the balloons on the window that … read more
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Claudia and Konrad

Claudia and Konrad

Feb 17th 2023

It was a snowy and cold January night — Saturday, January 28th, to be exact. Little did I know that this date would soon hold a very special place in my heart. What was supposed to be a night to celebrate a friend's birthday turned into a night celebrating our love. As I walked into the room, I noticed the lights were dimmed, and red rose petals were sprinkled across the floor. A candle-lit path l … read more
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Taylor and Frank

Taylor and Frank

Feb 16th 2023

Frank and I were high school sweethearts! We met at 14 years old and started dating at 16. We were best friends before becoming exclusive! We dated for eight years, and now we are finally engaged! Frank decided in July of 2022 to propose during a cruise we planned! (Of course, I had no clue.) I was so excited, and so were our families! He asked me on: February 6th, 2023 - during a beautiful sunset … read more
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Kate and Michael

Kate and Michael

Feb 14th 2023

Kate and I grew up less than 10 minutes away from one another, yet it took a global pandemic for us to meet and fall in love. I proposed on the dock at her parent's lake house with our dog, Hank, right at our side.Photography by Daniela Cardili. … read more
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Elizabeth and Julian

Elizabeth and Julian

Feb 3rd 2023

The plan was to go to my "company's holiday party" in early December 2022. I told Eli that the ladies attending would do their hair and dress in long-length dresses for the occasion. In 2018, she bought a beautiful champagne-colored dress that she never had a chance to wear. She wore it for this occasion.Upon arrival at the party, I told her a photographer was on the terrace to take pictures of th … read more
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Roxana and Theresa

Roxana and Theresa

Jan 9th 2023

Since the day I met Roxana, I knew she was the one. She is the perfect missing piece to my puzzle. On our second anniversary, December 27, 2022, I planned a full winter wonderland date taking her to as many themed places as I could possibly think of. While exploring the city and all of its beauty, I had 25 close family and friends waiting for us at home that went out of their way to set up an outs … read more
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Raiza and Eric

Raiza and Eric

Nov 15th 2022

I lived in Los Angeles when I came home to Chicago for a wedding. I had some time to myself a couple of days before the wedding and decided to hang out with someone new. Scrolling through Instagram, I saw a story of an acquaintance named Raiza. I clicked on her profile and saw that she was newly single! I decided to shoot my shot and slide in her direct messages. A couple of minutes la … read more
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Laura and Sal

Laura and Sal

Oct 24th 2022

I thought we were on our way to celebrate my birthday at the London House in Chicago. Little did I know I was moments away from being engaged to the love of my life. We stepped out onto the rooftop, still clueless at this point, until I saw the rose petals placed on the ground on a private cupola. Sal proposed to me with the most beautiful ring, as tears of joy ran down my face. It was the perfect … read more
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Madeline and CJ

Madeline and CJ

Oct 24th 2022

My engagement ring from Razny Jewelers is an absolute dream! Shirley at the Highland Park location (in Chicago's North Shore neighborhood) made the process fun and easy for us. Her expertise was apparent while she helped us select the perfect stone and create a setting that complemented it so nicely.Razny Jeweler's customer service is first-rate! After eight years together, we cannot wait to make … read more
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Sarah and Ricky

Sarah and Ricky

Oct 24th 2022

My Razny ring is an absolute dream!!The love of my life and best friend asked me to marry him on June 5th! We have been dating for five years and are SO excited for this next chapter in our lives together. My Razny ring is an absolute dream!! I haven't stopped starring at my hand since! … read more
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Brian and Ashley

Brian and Ashley

Oct 21st 2022

Brian and I went to High School together and have been friends since 2013. We decided to date after coming back from college and have been together for the past 3 years! We go to Galena every year with our friends and that’s where he proposed! … read more
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Ancy and John

Ancy and John

Oct 21st 2022

We have known each other pretty much our whole life. We are best friends, and being more than that always had its wrong timing. One of us would fall for the other, and it just was not the right time. In 2012, we decided that we weren't going to fight fate anymore and see where we would go. Happiest decision ever made. We have so many memories and so many accomplishments in the four years we dated. … read more
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Katie and Harrison

Katie and Harrison

Oct 21st 2022

Harrison worked with Christine Razny to find the perfect diamond to create a custom wedding ring to propose to Katie at his family cabin on The Whitefish Chain in Minnesota. The proposal wouldn't have been the same without Christine's attention to detail and eye for design. The Razny Team helped complete the perfect proposal. Soon to be Mrs. Porter loves her Razny ring! … read more
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Meredith and Patrick

Meredith and Patrick

Oct 21st 2022

Our first date was in December of 2018 when we realized that although our paths had never crossed until that night, we lived across the street from each other for two years. We both agree it was the most fun first date either of us had been on, and we have been inseparable since. On the night of our engagement, Patrick had planned a dinner on the beach for us. As we walked down to the beach, there … read more
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Jennifer and Vito

Jennifer and Vito

Oct 21st 2022

My fiancé and I met at East Leyden High School in art class. It took me about a whole semester to finally have her agree to go on a date with me. Eight years later, I proposed to her at the East Leyden High School football field, a place that is filled with memories. She said yes, and we are now happily engaged and living happily ever after. … read more
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Cori and Kyle

Cori and Kyle

Oct 21st 2022

Kyle and I met six years ago at work. After six months of talking non-stop, we decided to get dinner outside of a work function. From then on, we were inseparable. When the pandemic began, Kyle and I escaped being locked up in our small city apartment by driving to my family's lake house in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. It was nice for both of us to have space to work remotely while enjoying nature … read more
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Nina and Nabil

Nina and Nabil

Oct 21st 2022

It's hard to imagine how lucky I am to have found Nabil in a city of millions of people. We met in the heart of Manhattan on a fall evening in 2017. Our first date turned into a second, a third, and then a fourth. Along the way, we somehow always found time for each other. As a doctor, he seems to always be on call, and I'm a nurse who works nights. Still, we enjoyed many late-night laughs, failed … read more
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Erin and Hunter

Erin and Hunter

Oct 21st 2022

I met Hunter the first week of my freshman year on September 1st, 2012. I saw him, thought he was cute, and somehow ended up at a dorm party in his room, but he wasn't there. I asked his roommate for Hunter's number, and we later connected. Our first impressions weren't the most elegant and the moment ended with me accidentally scratching his face when we hugged goodbye, but it worked out. He prop … read more
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Alyssa and Jim

Alyssa and Jim

Oct 21st 2022

Alyssa and I first met while serving together on a resident advisor team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. On a resident advisor retreat, Alyssa and I partnered for a daylong canoe trip. The trip afforded us a lot of time to talk, which sparked a mutual desire to get to know one another better. Not long afterward, Alyssa and I began dating. Fast-forward a little over three years, … read more
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Liz and Kerry

Liz and Kerry

Oct 21st 2022

Kerry and I were friends in college but kept our relationship casual as he traveled abroad for work, and I lived in Ohio. We stayed in touch but eventually reconnected in-person while both visiting friends in Chicago. After that visit, we decided to be more than friends and started dating long-distance. One (long) year of distance dating later, I moved to Chicago to finally be with Kerry. Fast for … read more
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Hillary and Bobby

Hillary and Bobby

Oct 21st 2022

We have been dating for a little over two and a half years. We were planning a New England road trip. I had a small suspicion [he was planning to propose], but I was almost positive it was coming later in the year. Bobby took the day off before our trip to run some errands, and he called me to help bring some things in from the car.I went down to the car, and he was nowhere to be found. Finally, t … read more
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Jessica and Mario

Jessica and Mario

Oct 21st 2022

Mario and I met back in 2013 through a mutual friend but lost contact until 2016. Fast forward to May 5th, 2016, and we were both out at a restaurant celebrating Cinco de Mayo. As I was leaving, I saw him and said hello! A week later, we were already going on our first date.Fast forward to September 19th, 2020 (the day he proposed). It was the day before my birthday, so we already had plans to go … read more
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Sydney and Brandon

Sydney and Brandon

Oct 20th 2022

When we got engaged, I wanted to keep the proposal a surprise. In secret, I had gotten the ring a few weeks before and scheduled a “birthday dinner” for her. She woke up on the day of the dinner and said she wanted to go to a winery. This was the perfect way to make a full day leading up to the proposal. After the winery, we went to dinner, and then I said I wanted some pictures in front of a nice … read more
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Zoe and Brian

Zoe and Brian

Oct 11th 2022

We have known each other since sixth grade and have always remained close throughout high school, college, and beyond. Early in 2020, we went on our first date and have been inseparable ever since. When we went to Razny Jewelers, we were fortunate enough to work with Marina. She was not only knowledgeable, but she was also someone who we were easily able to trust as he guided us through the decisi … read more
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Ariha and Dipesh

Ariha and Dipesh

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Sep 20th 2022

Ariha & I initially met through our best friends before reconnecting again a few months later. That was four years ago! Fast forward to 2022, and we both were ready to move forward with our next chapter. After four years together, one long distance, I knew I was ready for the next step. Surprising a psychologist was no easy feat. It took months of planning and deception to throw he … read more
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Karolina and Lukasz

Karolina and Lukasz

Sep 8th 2022

We met two years ago through a mutual friend, and it was love at first sight, shy boy meets outgoing girl. We made the long-distance thing work as he was an over-the-road trucker. We finally moved in together and got a bunny and a puppy. Getting engaged was the next step. We share a mutual love for travel, and throughout our relationship traveled the United States and made a pact to visit … read more
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Stephanie and Omar

Stephanie and Omar

Sep 6th 2022

My fiancé and I have been dating since 12/10/20. A month or two into dating, we moved in together. Then on 08/14/22, I decided to seal the deal and make her mine forever. Fun fact: We've known each other since middle school. Back then, we were just friends. However, I wanted to pursue something more. Alas, my pursuit didn't meet the goal. It's crazy, though, as my mother-in-law saw so … read more
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Amalia and Garrett

Amalia and Garrett

Aug 16th 2022

We met in June of 2020. We spent a lot of time getting to know each other in quiet one-on-one settings and quickly found we shared a love for exploring the outdoors. The day Garrett asked me to make our relationship official, we were on our first weekend trip together, staying in an RV and kayaking on a lake. It set the tone for the rest of our relationship and the adventures that … read more
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Hannah and Adam

Hannah and Adam

Aug 2nd 2022

As most love stories start out (or at least this one anyway), Hannah and Adam’s story began on a golf course in 2018. As Hannah and Adam started building their relationship, adam has what he considered to be a “genius” idea for a first date… golfing and wings. Because what girl doesn’t love that combination… am I right? Adam trekked what seemed like thou … read more
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Ciarra and Max

Ciarra and Max

Jul 25th 2022

After attending the same university but never knowing each other, they met in a bar while watching the Ohio State-Michigan game. They didn't see each other again until the following year during the same game, and the rest is history! Fast forward a few years, they relocated from Chicago to Amsterdam for Max's job.  Before moving, Max surprised Ciarra in Lincoln Park with a pr … read more
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Julie and Joel

Julie and Joel

Jul 21st 2022

Joel and I met early one morning at the Metra train station in Highland Park. While waiting for the train to take all the suburban commuters into the city, a tall, handsome man approached me holding a cup of coffee, and said good morning. He then commented on my perfume. I was impressed he knew what scent I was wearing. He told me it was a favorite of his. That was the first of many morni … read more
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Jennifer and Michael

Jennifer and Michael

Jul 21st 2022

Mike and I grew up down the street from one another.  Although we always were interested in each other, we didn’t start dating until our early twenties after running into each other at a bar in Chicago. We dated for a few years, took a break, and, as fate would have it, made our way back into each other’s lives. Mike proposed in the heart of the city on the eve of Christmas Eve. We … read more
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Christine and Michael

Christine and Michael

Jul 21st 2022

Christine and I met in high school and started dating her first year in college. We dated for seven years before I proposed to her. About a year ago, we decided we wanted to go on a trip around Europe for our 7th anniversary of dating. As we discussed different plans for our trip, I realized this would be the perfect time to pop the question. Our journey started in London before we … read more
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Taite and Omair

Taite and Omair

Jul 14th 2022

In the summer of 2016, Taite was starting her summer internship in the State Senate and moving into her new subleased room. It was in a typical college house, slowly deteriorating and lacking enough natural light. With boxes in hand, she entered the house, creaking with every step, each room dimly lit by the Sunday afternoon sun. Omair, excited about the MotoGP race, was waiti … read more
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Sara and Jordan

Sara and Jordan

Jun 30th 2022

"If we're doing pizza, let's do it right..." That led to a date at none other than Lou Malnati's in downtown Chicago on a frigid February night in 2015. A million bad jokes and laughs later, Sara was charmed, and Jordan was smitten. In June 2020, during a trip to Sarasota, Florida, Jordan proposed on Lido Key beach on a rainy evening (they did cannonballs in the pool and popped c … read more
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Micaiah and John

Micaiah and John

Jun 30th 2022

John and I met in our community theater group when we were 13 years old. We started dating in high school and have been together ever since! He proposed at one of our favorite spots in the city where we have been going on date nights since we were 17. We are beyond excited to be engaged, and he picked the perfect ring! … read more
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Kristin and Joe

Kristin and Joe

Jun 30th 2022

I met Joey on a dating app in the beginning of 2020. We started dating in February and a month later lockdown restrictions began for Covid. We spent every weekend at each other's houses playing board games, watching Homeland, and having cooking competitions against each other. Although it was a strange and scary time, we looked forward to every weekend spent together. We fell in love with … read more
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Margaret and Steven

Margaret and Steven

Jun 30th 2022

Steven and Margaret met when Steven had just moved back to Chicago, and Margaret was in her first year of law school. They knew very quickly they were meant for each other. A few years later, they brought a Goldendoodle Bailey into their home and lived happily in Wicker Park. They married in Napa Valley in May and are excited to begin married life together! … read more
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Kate and Ryan

Kate and Ryan

Jun 28th 2022

Ryan had to stump his planner girlfriend, Kate, so he created a fake invitation to a friend's graduation party at the Lincoln Park lakefront in Chicago. On the way to the "party," Ryan said his friends were running late and asked Kate to take a detour by the Lincoln Park Zoo. After dropping to one knee with the Chicago skyline in the background, Ryan popped the question, and Kate sa … read more
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Katie and Jordan

Katie and Jordan

Jun 28th 2022

In 2020, I'd been planning to propose to Katie for months. However, COVID got in the way of my grand plans multiple times. In October 2020, a close friend advised me not to wait to propose because I knew Katie was the one for me. They reminded me life has no guarantees. I immediately purchased the ring and waited for my moment.  On December 31st, I woke up with a special feeling tha … read more
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Geoffrey and Maggie

Geoffrey and Maggie

Jun 28th 2022

Geoff and Maggie met at their local Crossfit gym in West Hollywood, California. Geoff asked her out on a date and took her to an adorable Vietnamese restaurant right on Santa Monica Blvd, and they went for ice cream after. Their second date was to a Dodger's Game. Fast forward a few years, and they are so excited to be planning their wedding in Canada! Photography by Marcella Ba … read more
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Rosanna and Michael

Rosanna and Michael

Jun 14th 2022

We met on Tinder nearly four years ago, went on a date, and knew from that moment that we were meant to be together. On our family vacation to Disney World, I had help from my family to keep this a surprise. When we were in front of the castle, ready to take a picture, our whole family watched as I got down on one knee and asked to spend the rest of our lives together. … read more
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Alejandra and Edgar

Alejandra and Edgar

Jun 9th 2022

Edgar and I share the same passion for traveling and exploring different places. During an unexpected trip to NYC, he decided that our relationship had to take another course. We had overcome a long-distance relationship of five years and had been enjoying day-to-day life in the same state for three years, living a relationship full of adventures and travel. But something was missing — … read more
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Alison and Aaron

Alison and Aaron

Jun 6th 2022

Aaron proposed on Christmas morning. He handed me a handwritten Christmas card to read a beautiful love note while sitting under the Christmas tree. Teary-eyed and in awe, I looked up to give Aaron a warm hug and quickly realized he was bent on one knee proposing! After making the easiest decision of my life, he picked me up and kissed me under the mistletoe. Once we collected ourselves, … read more
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Evgenia and Admir

Evgenia and Admir

Jun 6th 2022

We first met ten years ago at our first job out of high school. We are childhood sweethearts. He planned a trip to beautiful Montana. Every day we had a beautiful day trip planned. The day he proposed, we went on a beautiful horseback ride into the Rocky Mountains. The pictures do not do this piece of untouched heaven justice. After our ride, we returned to Yellowstone National Park. We s … read more
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Mariam and Bobby

Mariam and Bobby

Jun 6th 2022

I always knew I wanted to marry her; It was all about finding the right time and place. During her last year of pharmacy school, we would go to Kona Grill to celebrate her last day of each rotation. I bailed on her last minute on the final day of one of her rotations. I suggested she go with her friend to Kona Grill instead. Meanwhile, I’m already there setting up and getting ready for he … read more
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Gabriella and Anthony

Gabriella and Anthony

May 24th 2022

Anthony and Gabi met in 7th grade Math class at Kenyon Wood Middle School. They sat next to each other and shared a lot of mutual friends in middle school and ended up at the same Xbox Live party one day. That's where Anthony asked Gabi for her phone number! After that, they had your typical on-again, off-again middle school relationship. Gabi and Anthony decided to "settle down" and "get … read more
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Jenn and Kevin

Jenn and Kevin

May 19th 2022

As I am sure many can relate to these days, I experienced numerous frustrations with the online app dating scene; and I began to believe that I would never get married. I felt like giving up many times, even though I continued to pray for God to bring someone special into my life. I am forever grateful that I did not entirely lose hope, as I eventually met Kevin.We began communicating via a dating … read more
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Becky and Daniel

Becky and Daniel

May 5th 2022

Dan and I were friends for about a year before we realized we wanted something more from each other. When we started talking about marriage, we were gifted diamonds from my grandmother, who had gotten the diamonds from her mother. It was beyond special to customize a ring with diamonds that have been in our family for three generations — since the 1920s! Dan and I visited friends in Florida and w … read more
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Casey and Mark

Casey and Mark

Apr 28th 2022

By all accounts, Mark and Casey should have met ages ago. They lived only 15 minutes apart their whole lives. Mark did a summer theatre camp where Casey attended high school. Casey's homeroom teacher just happened to be a man Mark had known his entire life. When Casey went to state finals with her volleyball team, those finals were at Illinois State University, where Mark attended. He even went to … read more
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Allison and R. James

Allison and R. James

Apr 28th 2022

James and I met in college. He lived above my friends and liked to play his music a little too loud. One day when I was at my friend’s apartment, he came down to apologize for the noise, and that was the first time we saw each other. After that, we both went out of our way to try to run into each other in the hallways. Finally, one night we both found the courage to stop and say hello and have bee … read more
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Ally and Ethan

Ally and Ethan

Apr 22nd 2022

Ethan and Ally are high school sweethearts from Lake Forest, Illinois. Ethan and his family lived on Nantucket Island during his younger years, where he swore he'd permanently settle one day. Every summer, they visited the island, and Ally quickly fell in love with it. In 2018, Ethan proposed to Ally at Lake Forest Beach, and they knew right away that they wanted to get married on Nantucket.  … read more
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Dominique and Matthew

Dominique and Matthew

Apr 22nd 2022

Matthew booked us a trip to Cabo for his birthday! He told me he booked us a romantic beach dinner around 6:30 pm to celebrate. As we walked over to the beach, he suddenly became quiet (as I look back, I realize he was getting nervous). We walked down a small set of stairs that opened up to the beach! A path of rose petals and candles led up to draping string lights and a heart made of re … read more
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Lillie and Daniel

Lillie and Daniel

Apr 21st 2022

We met at summer camp, and sparks were flying. After camp, I met her family and got permission to start dating her. Challenges took us through hell and back, but we continued to grow closer by allowing faith to lead our relationship and move us to get engaged. I can’t thank George from Razny Jewelers enough for working alongside me and helping me to design such a beautiful ring for my … read more
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Lindsey and Kevin

Lindsey and Kevin

Apr 21st 2022

Lindsey and I met in Chicago and visited Marco Island a few times per year. I decided to make our favorite place even more special on our last trip by proposing! We will never forget that sunset. Jeb Howell helped me select the perfect diamond and create a setting that is as unique as the woman who wears it. … read more
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Kaitie and Shane

Kaitie and Shane

Apr 7th 2022

One beautiful May afternoon, Shane took me to a picnic at Kenlake State Park. He made sure that it included some of my favorite foods. We had the best time just talking, looking at the beautiful scenery, and just being with each other. Little did I know that Shane had a bigger plan when he handed me a gift. It was a retro View-Master with pictures of us from our very first picture together. The la … read more
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Laura and Sal

Laura and Sal

Apr 7th 2022

What I thought was a birthday brunch turned into the best day of my life when my now-fiance surprised me by proposing on the London House rooftop in Chicago. Even with breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline in the background, nothing could compare to the beautiful ring in front of me. We are so happy to begin this next stage of our lives together and so incredibly thankful to Razny Jewelers for … read more
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Tara and Elvin

Tara and Elvin

Apr 7th 2022

Elvin and I met at the Morton Arboretum for our first date. I didn't want the date to end, we had such a great conversation, and we just clicked. It didn't take us long to know we had met the one. We set up another date at the Arboretum to celebrate our six-month anniversary, and Elvin proposed! I am beyond happy to have found my person, and the ring made it even more special. Sarah from Razny Jew … read more
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Camille and Patrick

Camille and Patrick

Apr 7th 2022

I had the honor to hold the title of the “Queen of the Polish Highlanders Alliance of North America” for two years, and it was one of my responsibilities to organize a charity ball. The ball took place at the exact location where we met four years ago, a banquet hall called “Dom Podhalan.” The day of my charity ball was a special one. It was the biggest event of my reign, and Patrick proposed! Aft … read more
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Faby and Nick

Faby and Nick

Apr 7th 2022

We met for the first time in 2008 due to our families being very close friends. Our families have always celebrated birthdays and many holidays together. However, it wasn't until 2017 that things changed, and our love story began. First, Nick reached out to his sister Michelle for my number. His first text to me asked about a Bible devotional he'd recommended. From that moment, an innocent friends … read more
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Trish and Harry

Trish and Harry

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Feb 17th 2022

Harry planned a big trip back to the UK in 2020 to show Trish where he grew up and to meet his friends and family. Well, 2020 had other plans. So, the big trip home got pushed to August 2021. They were out at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, to celebrate what was supposed to be Harry’s birthday, but he had other plans!With gorgeous views overlooking the sea and the 17th fairway, Harry got … read more
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Becky and Patrick

Becky and Patrick

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 28th 2022

When I went to Razny to pick out the ring, it was so beautiful that I wanted to give it to her right away. It was difficult to try to keep it from her, not just because I was excited, but because we were already brainstorming ideas for our wedding.When Becky hurt her knee, I was a little worried because I wanted to go back to the bench where we became official, but her knee wouldn't let her. … read more
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Erin and Ian

Erin and Ian

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 28th 2022

Ian and Erin met in Atlanta on St. Patrick's Day in 2013 and have been together ever since. After dating for six years, and adopting their golden retriever, Denver, they are making their little family even more official! … read more
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Jenna and Shea

Jenna and Shea

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 28th 2022

Shea and I met when we were 14, and it was pretty much love at first sight! We dated all through high school and, despite the long-distance, all through college. Shea and I truly believe we were made for each other and have been each other's rocks through the best and worst times of our lives.Going on eleven years together, Shea popped the questions in Dubrovnik, Croatia with the MOST BEAUTI … read more
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Melissa and Chris

Melissa and Chris

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 28th 2022

Chris and I met through friends and dated two years before getting engaged. We moved in together a year ago and recently purchased land in southern Wisconsin for our dream home.While golfing last weekend, on the 18th green, Chris proposed after sinking his putt. I am so surprised and in awe of how beautiful the ring is. Chris worked with Marina at the Razny Highland Park location.I was alrea … read more
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Vanessa and Ryan

Vanessa and Ryan

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 28th 2022

Ryan and I first met in high school about 20 years ago. Later, he went off to college, and I attended school near home. We reconnected on social media in August of 2015. I took the initiative by sending him a private message. I figured, ‘what do I have to lose.’A few messages later, and he asked me out for a drink. It is all history from there! We became big vacationers, and Ryan proposed in … read more
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Victoria and Michael

Victoria and Michael

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 28th 2022

“We met in college through mutual friends at the place where all great love stories begin - Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen.Fueled by our mutual love for fried chicken and avoiding in-person interactions at all cost, we quickly added each other on Facebook, then on Snapchat, and eventually exchanged phone numbers (through Snapchat, of course). From there, we continued to date (I use that word very … read more
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Cassandra and Daniel

Cassandra and Daniel

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 28th 2022

“Daniel and I met our senior year of high school. He first noticed me in our financial math class, and later, a friend introduced us. He asked me to prom April 21, 2011, and by the 24th we were officially dating. Three years later, we were engaged on December 24, 2014.Daniel planned the day with my love of Christmastime and family in mind. He asked my stepmom to post three signs saying ‘I Lo … read more
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Lindsey and Kyle

Lindsey and Kyle

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 28th 2022

“We've known each other since middle school, started dating in high school, and were approaching our tenth anniversary when he got down on one knee.We were sitting in our beach chairs on the beautiful dunes in Michigan, overlooking the lake at sunset. I had no idea why he made me move my chair away from where we were standing to take a picture, or why the young kid next to us wasn't "allowed … read more
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Nicole and Shane

Nicole and Shane

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 28th 2022

“Nicole and I met in 2013. She was a member of my health club in Naperville, Midwest Fit Club. We always shared a great connection. I encouraged her to take me up on a free fitness assessment. I approached the assessment professionally. At that point, she had my business card and phone number and took it upon herself to follow up and text me after the evaluation. Our communication started as … read more
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Sara and Nick

Sara and Nick

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 28th 2022

“Nick and I met in college at Lewis University, and we remained just friends for many years. Quickly after graduation, we smoothly transitioned out of the friend zone, dating officially for three years before he popped the question. We were on vacation in Arizona where Nick had planned a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the mountains. Contrary to Nick’s belief, the basket under our hot air b … read more
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Anne and Stan

Anne and Stan

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 24th 2022

"Stan and I first met our freshman year of high school in religion class at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, Illinois.He sat in front of me and would always turn around to crack jokes. It wasn’t necessarily love at first sight! He claims he had a crush on me back then, but I didn’t feel the same way. We didn’t become friends or even start flirting until Prom our junior year when Stan … read more
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Madeline and CJ

Madeline and CJ

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 24th 2022

My engagement ring from Razny Jewelers is an absolute dream! Shirley at the Highland Park location (in Chicago's North Shore neighborhood) made the process fun and easy for us. Her expertise was apparent while she helped us select the perfect stone and create a setting that complemented it so nicely.Razny Jewelers customer service is first-rate! After eight years together, we cannot wait to … read more
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Laura and Adam

Laura and Adam

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 24th 2022

“Laura and I met the summer of 2016 and really hit it off! I remember thinking that I had so much in common with this girl; it was scary. We were like the same person. We both enjoyed the same activities and liked the same foods. Even our dogs, who are polar opposites, became best friends.She has always had a love for hiking, mountains, and Colorado, which I had never been too. For our first … read more
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Natalie and Thomas

Natalie and Thomas

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 24th 2022

I gave him a quick squeeze as we ascended in the elevator and felt something. It was a box in his inner jacket pocket, but it couldn't be a ring, the box - it didn't feel like the right dimensions.  I tried to shake the idea as he held my hand and led me across the Hoxton Hotel's rooftop in Chicago. I surveyed the empty swimming pool deck, noting the two mini champagne bottles … read more
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Krislyn and Joe

Krislyn and Joe

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Jan 24th 2022

"During my holidays in 2015, I was traveling to Singapore, 9,359 miles from Chicago," Joe says. "I met Krislyn over dessert and immediately bonded over food, family values, and computer games." A bit skeptical given the geographical distance and logistical hurdles (12-hour time difference), they weren't sure what would come of their flash-in-the pan spark. Remarkably, over a couple o … read more
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Elizabeth and Tim

Elizabeth and Tim

Dec 6th 2021

Nov 12, 2020, Three major things happened!First, it was two years ago to the day that I went on our first date and fell head over heels in love.Second, I took her for her first small plane ride ever around Chicago, showed her the ropes in flying.Third, since she did so well flying, I asked if she would be my forever co-pilot and "MARRY ME!" She said YES! It was the most perfect day of our lives! … read more
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Brigitta and Skyler

Brigitta and Skyler

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Nov 5th 2021

We bonded over our love of dogs and cooking, and it became clear, pretty early on, that this relationship was different.Skyler and I met two and a half years ago through Bumble! We bonded over our love of dogs and cooking, and it became clear, pretty early on, that this relationship was different. As things became more serious, I wanted to be prepared with a ring choice. When visiting my sister in … read more
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Nina and Nabil

Nina and Nabil

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Nov 5th 2021

He worked closely with Christine at Razny Jewelers to design the most incredible ring I could have ever dreamt of! We can't wait to begin our forever together in the spring of 2020!It's hard to imagine how lucky I am to have found Nabil in a city of millions of people. We met in the heart of Manhattan on a fall evening in 2017. Our first date turned into a second, a third, and then a fourth. Along … read more
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Courtney and Kevin

Courtney and Kevin

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Nov 5th 2021

We both knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love.Says Courtney, “Our story began in October of 2015 when we briefly met through a mutual friend after a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. We then reconnected three months later the old fashioned way, on a dating app. We kissed before the first date even got started and knew we loved each other within the first two weeks of our relationship. We both … read more
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Michelle and Bryan

Michelle and Bryan

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Nov 5th 2021

I got my dream ring from Razny Jewelers from my dream man!The day I least expected - it happened! Bryan proposed during a winter storm that left us with 8" inches of snow. While the snow was falling, he led me to a path of rose petals and then to the spot where he proposed. Our immediate family was there as witnesses, and I was completely surprised! I got my dream ring from Razny Jewelers from my … read more
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Julia and Joseph

Julia and Joseph

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Nov 5th 2021

She already knows how you feel, but the perfect ring lets the world know it too!She already knows how you feel but the perfect ring lets the world know it too! We at Razny Jewelers are proud so many couples begin their happily ever after with us. Each love story is unique and we celebrate love in its many forms with diamonds hand-selected for their brilliance and quality. Working with only the mos … read more
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John and Sarah

John and Sarah

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Nov 5th 2021

John and Sarah She already knows how you feel but the perfect ring lets the world know it too! We at Razny Jewelers are proud so many couples begin their happily ever after with us. Each love story is unique and we celebrate love in its many forms with diamonds hand selected for their brillianceA Ring from Razny Jewelers and an Engagement in ParisJohn and SarahShe already knows how you feel but th … read more
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Christine and Jimmy

Christine and Jimmy

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Nov 5th 2021

We are especially proud to celebrate the love and engagement of our own Christine Razny, third-generation of Razny Jewelers. Here is their love story!   No first is more celebrated than that born of love. We at Razny Jewelers are proud that so many couples begin their happily ever after with us. We are especially proud to celebrate the love and engagement of our own Christine Raz … read more
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Cassandra and Anthony

Cassandra and Anthony

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Nov 5th 2021

My Razny ring is more perfect than I could have ever dreamed of. We are loving the engaged life and are having so much fun with all of the planning! We are excited about this next chapter and cannot wait to say "I DO" this NYE! Anthony and I grew up in the same town but never really met and just knew of one another. We ended up hanging out with the same group at a neighborhood spo … read more
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Paige and Anthony

Paige and Anthony

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Nov 5th 2021

The minute I looked back, he was down on one knee ... “Anthony proposed June 26th, 2018, in Longboat Key, Florida. We were staying at the Longboat Key Club Resort, one of my favorite places! It was the 3rd night in Florida when he kept saying, “let’s go catch the sunset and walk on the beach.” I finally said, “yes, let’s go.” We grabbed our free tiki hut drink vouchers and heade … read more
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Casey and Mike

Casey and Mike

Posted by Razny Jewelers on Nov 5th 2021

Our expectations were high, but it ended up being everything we dreamed of and more. “It all started back in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We were neighbors and Western Michigan University Broncos. After college and over the past six years, our love has grown deeper, and the experiences we’ve shared have grown wider. Traveling is one of our favorite activities, and so we spontaneously decided to … read more
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Kortney and Kevin

Kortney and Kevin

Jan 9th 2020

Kevin and I started dating in college, over 4.5 years ago. A majority of our relationship has been long-distance, and we currently live on different sides of the country. On December 20th, Kevin surprised me with a romantic getaway to Denver, CO. As an early birthday present, he took me on a sleigh ride through the woods in Breckenridge. In the middle of our sleigh ride, we stopped to take some ph … read more
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Nicole and Samer

Nicole and Samer

Jan 9th 2020

We were ice skating as we do every year around the holiday time at Maggie Daily Ribbon when I told Nicole that my left skate was loose and that I needed to tie it. Once we veered out of the way of traffic, I got down on one knee and proposed! Nicole was shocked! She was not expecting it to be that night as she thought that it would happen around Christmas Day. … read more
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Ramona and Daniel

Ramona and Daniel

Jan 9th 2020

This was a Christmas to remember! We were celebrating the holiday with my family in Michigan, and Dan involved everyone when he proposed. He very carefully hid the ring by the Christmas tree and made sure it was the last gift I opened. Words cannot describe my happiness when I realized that the love of my life was proposing with the most beautiful ring I could ever imagine. My family was there to … read more
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Mackenzie and Bobby

Mackenzie and Bobby

Dec 9th 2019

It all started during the summer when we entered the Ravinia Corn Hole Tournament. We found out the winning prize was a gift card to Razny Jewelers. We decided to stop into their store and check out some rings, in case we won. We did not win but still found the perfect ring. After planning the perfect night, Bobby proposed on November 22, 2019, in downtown Chicago. It is a night we will remember f … read more
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Ariella and Sam

Ariella and Sam

Dec 9th 2019

Sam and I grew up as neighbors for a short time in early childhood. He moved, still we ended up attending the same high school. We were never really close, but we shared many mutual friends. Fast forward to college, we became close in our Junior year and started dating. About four years later, we got engaged! We were walking into what I thought was a typical cooking class. When we walked in, both … read more
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Lainey and Ben

Lainey and Ben

Nov 22nd 2019

Two weeks ago, I proposed to my (now) fiancé in Humboldt Park.We’ve known each other since our freshman year of college when we lived across the hall from each other, and we’ve been best friends since.To propose, I created a display that included photos of us from the last eight years. Our families then surprised her by coming out from hiding in the bushes!She loved the ring :) I purchased it from … read more
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