Kevin and Carly's Engagement Story!

A good proposal story will be told to friends and strangers throughout your life and we’re lucky to feature Kevin and Carly’s story, along with the sweet photo capturing the moment of surprise when Kevin popped the question! What a perfect way to kick off the month of LOVE!

Once Kevin knew he was ready to propose to Carly, he began the process of searching for the perfect ring. He was referred to us, Jewelry Exchange Co., by his brother-in-law. When we first met Kevin, he informed us that he had already done some initial research online and had visited a few retailers to get a feel for what was out there. After learning about the 4 C's , he wanted to see for himself and learn the difference between cut, color, clarity, and carat. For Kevin, the diamond being colorless was a must and he already knew he wanted a round diamond. Next most important aspect for him was clarity. He concluded that he would prefer to get a slightly smaller diamond of higher quality as opposed to a larger diamond of lesser quality, after learning about diamonds and having the chance to study and compare them in person. When it came to picking the setting for the diamond he had selected, Kevin knew that Carly preferred to have a single center diamond with two accent diamonds, but wasn't sure about the design beyond that. He said, "I actually learned more at your store about settings than I realized there was to know!" We worked closely with Kevin to create a beautiful setting that was just right.

Here is a look at the ring we designed for Kevin:

Once Kevin had purchased the perfect engagement ring for Carly, he made the decision to propose to her at Pismo Beach. After graduating from UC San Diego, Kevin and Carly had a long distance relationship and would meet at Pismo Beach, as it was a mid-point between their home, so neither one of them had to take a flight. After walking through the Monarch Butterfly Grove and arriving at Pismo Beach, Kevin got down on one knee and proposed to Carly.

When we asked Kevin about Carly’s initial reaction to seeing the ring, he said "the picture said it all!"Although Kevin and Carly had browsed for rings months before, she was completely surprised when he actually proposed. He said, "I had been diverting and leading her astray knowing this was in the works."

The Jewelry Exchange Co. specializes in custom jewelry and engagement ring design and we will help you design a perfect ring for that special someone in your life (or better yet, come in and treat yourself!)


Custom Design | Aquamarine Fasion Ring

At Jewelry Exchange Co., we are passionate about jewelry design and customizing pieces to fit the style and desires of our customers. This is one of our recent custom designs for a special customer.

14K white gold ring featuring a 1.22ct Aquamarine center stone and is decorated with 24 round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 1.08 ct and 62 round diamonds totaling 0.64ct.

If you have a vision for a piece of jewelry you would like to have created, we would love to work with you!

Featured! 20's Meets Modern Styled Shoot

Not only was it an honor to provide our jewelry for this styled wedding inspiration photoshoot, but it was an added bonus when we were featured on Wedding Chicks! Thank you for this opportunity. We love seeing this gorgeous couple model our jewelry. See the full featured post here.

Photography: Inkspot Photography
Event Designer & Stationery: Sweet + Crafty
Venue: Jefferson Street Mansion
Flowers: Pink Rose Pretty Girl
Cake: Lettie Cakes
Hair & Veil or Hair Accessories: Pins & Curls
Makeup: Lynn Yee
Dress Designer: Claire La Faye
Jewelry: Jewelry Exchange Co.
Chairs, Chargers, China, Flatware & Pillows:: Hartmann Studios Rentals
Linens: Napa Valley Linens
Signage: Bee Curious Designs
Vintage Furniture: Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals


Channel 5 KPIX Stopped by the store

CBS channel 5 KPIX in San Francisco stopped by today and asked for our expert opinion for a story they are working on. We will keep you posted with more details and a link to the story once they are available.