Allison Bouis, PR & Events Manager at Shopbop
"A few years ago I found a vintage ring that I had absolutely fallen in love with. No surprise, someone purchased it, and I couldn't seem to find anything similar to it. Six months or so before we got engaged, Jewels by Grace listed a vintage pin from the '30s with an almost identical setting. I sent it to my husband immediately, but within an hour someone had purchased it — I was so bummed! Not until we got engaged months later did I realise that it was actually him who bought it and had worked with my friend Michelle of Barbela Jewellery to have it set into a ring. I was so surprised and excited when I saw it that I actually forgot to say 'yes' when he proposed!"