John and I met in Wrightsville Beach my freshman year at UNCW. We immediately became good friends and were dating by the end of the school year. We have spent an amazing 7 years together living in the same beach town we met (and will be getting married!) with our two golden retrievers. Last summer, we were visiting family in New Jersey and John asked me if I wanted to walk our dogs down to our favorite bay beach for sunset. When we arrived at the beach I could not have been happier when he got down and popped the question! I was so thrilled to be marrying my best friend and we got to celebrate with family and friends all weekend. I was STUNNED at how gorgeous my ring was. My fiance was skeptical about purchasing an engagement ring online but was really impressed with the quality and design. He had an amazing experience with Friendly Diamonds and they were always quick to respond and very accommodating / helpful. I am so in love with how my ring turned out and I will never ever want to stop staring at it!!