In the late Summer, my sister's boyfriend came to my studio and asked me to create an engagement ring for her! I was so excited that he was planning on asking her to marry him, but also so honored that he asked me to make the ring. Luckily my sister had shown me a ring she loved a few months back that was a vintage ring from the 1920's which I modeled my design after. It was so fun and special to make this ring for her and really get to know her boyfriend during the process. Since I don't normally make work like this, it was also really nice to shake things up and step outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself as a designer. The hardest part of working on this project was keeping this secret from my sister and whole family for 2 months! Luckily, my other sister Steph also knew so we could talk about it with each other without imploding with excitement. Derek asked Alli to marry to him this past Saturday, October 29 at our family's house in Montauk. Montauk is such a special place to my whole family and we've been going there since we were kids. That spot is especially meaningful to me since my husband and I were married on that beach last year! It's definitely filled with lots of love. See the step-by-step of how I created Alli's engagement ring below.