As a National Guard recruiter for Bucks County, Nick Brinckman is used to enlisting recruits with heartfelt persuasion and, of course, simple facts. But it obviously didn’t take any persuading at all to convince Lauren Steele to agree to marry him. And the simple fact was that he loved Lauren and knew she felt the same about him.
Nick, a self-titled “military brat” who attended Council Rock High School with Lauren, moved to Florida junior year and graduated from Mariner High School in Cape Coral, Florida before joining the army. Lauren graduated from Council Rock and went off to college. Fifteen years went by.
Fast forward to 2016. Two divorces and five children later (three for him, two for her) the two met up again in Bucks County thanks to mutual friends. This was something special. Nick knew he wanted to marry Lauren, but also recognized that blending two established families could be challenging. He sought approval individually from all five children. “They all thought that asking Lauren to marry me was a great idea,” Nick recalls. Nick also spoke to Lauren’s mother, sister and even visited Lauren’s deceased father’s gravesite to express his intentions.
Nick took Lauren into David Craig Jewelers to have her finger sized for what she assumed might be a holiday gift.
“I wanted a local jeweler, someone who had a great reputation and loads of experience,” said Nick. “David was really friendly, as were his staff.”
Nick returned to the store weeks later and, with David’s help, picked out a beautiful one-carat round diamond. The stone would sit in a cushioned cut bezel setting in 14K white gold, all designed by David.
“David is just an extremely nice guy and was willing to answer any of my questions and offer advice without being forceful,” said Nick.
Nick thought Christmas vacation holiday 2017 would be a great time to propose when he, Lauren and their children would be together at Camelback mountain. On December 29th, under the stars, with the warmth of a fire to help illuminate the sparkle in Lauren’s eyes (and the beautiful diamond he pulled from a gift box!), Nick asked Lauren to be his wife. Lauren, a NICU nurse at Abington, enthusiastically said yes, or to be exact, “Yes, a thousand times yes!”
A wedding date has not been set. We send our best wishes to this great couple and their children.
On a balmy summer day in 2015, marathoner Matthew Myers stopped into Moishe and Itzy’s restaurant at Summit Square, Langhorne for a yummy respite after a run.
Afterwards, Matthew decided to head down a few shops for a peek into the nearby David Craig Jewelers for a look at their engagement rings.
Even without the added “happy” endorphins from running, Matthew immediately knew this was the place he would make his important purchase for the love of his life, Laurie Heusner.
“I had looked at different jewelers, and knew I didn’t want a chain store – I wanted a more personalized experience and David Craig Jewelers seemed like the perfect place,” says Matthew.
He purchased a sapphire ring (Matthew’s birthstone) surrounded by diamonds on a white gold base. The vibrant blue color also matches Matthews eyes – a reminder for Laurie of his commitment to her. The ring is overall “understated” since he knew Laurie wanted something more “low profile.”
The couple had started dating in 2013 when they met through friends when involved in a marathon fundraiser. Matthew proposed August 1, 2015 and the couple were married one year later on August 12, 2016 at Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium (be sure to check out the “guest mammal” in the photo!). Mr. and Mrs. Myers now live in Langhorne. Laurie works at Swarthmore College, and Matthew for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Matthew’s white gold matching wedding band is highlighted by an aquamarine gemstone, Laurie’s birthstone. All rings were custom made and designed at David Craig Jewelers.
The couple also purchased wedding gifts for each other from David Craig – a Citizens Eco-Drive watch for Matthew from Laurie, and a diamond and aquamarine bracelet from Matthew to Laurie which also served as her “something new” at the wedding.
“I highly recommend David Craig Jewelers,” says Matthew. “David (Rotenberg) and everyone else there was so very helpful and clearly listened to us to make sure we got exactly what we wanted.”
In 2012, Kelsey Wilhere, from Langhorne, and Dennis Lynch, from Levittown, were introduced to each other by a mutual friend.
At the time, Kelsey was a student at Penn State Abington and Dennis was studying at East Strasbourg University.
After graduation in 2014, the two moved to Las Vegas where they both began their careers, Kelsey as a kindergarten teacher and Dennis teaching 8th grade health. The couple discussed marriage and knew it was in their near future, but Dennis still wanted the proposal itself to be magical.
Dennis had visited David Craig Jewelers after hints from Kelsey who had already perused rings in the Bucks County, PA store. Says Kelsey: “I used to babysit for Joanne Jeuch*, (an Accredited Jewelry Professional for David Craig Jewelers), and had actually visited her at the store, so I had a good idea of the kind of ring I would like.”
In the summer of 2014, Dennis decided to pop the question in front of about 100 people gathered for a party for Dennis’s mom’s 50th birthday. “Kelsey wanted to include family and friends in all steps of our adventure,” said Dennis. “So,
after giving a speech in honor of my mother, I got down on my knee and surprised Kelsey by proposing in front of the group —people who meant a lot to both of us —which seemed the perfect time.”
The couple were married June 23, 2017 in East Windsor, New Jersey. They still reside in Las Vegas.
“I only get my ring (a dainty, princess-cut center diamond made and designed by David Craig Jewelers) cleaned when I return back to this area. I trust them all at David Craig and everyone is so personable—David always shakes our hands, asks how we’re doing and you know he means it,” says Kelsey.
“You really get a good feeling when you walk through the door,” agrees Dennis.
We wish Kelsey and Dennis happy holidays and best wishes as they complete their first year together as Mr. and Mrs. Lynch!
*Kelsey’s ring, as further explained by Joanne:
“Kelsey’s ring is set in white gold. The center diamond is flanked on each side by a round diamond. The shank of the ring is set with ten additional diamonds, five on each side, that are graduated in size with the smallest diamonds closest to the center three stones. It’s a beautiful, delicate creation that perfectly suits Kelsey. Plus, for her wedding ring, she chose a pair of curved diamond bands that fit up against her engagement ring on each side.”
Style and Diamond Jewelry Expert Kristen Trustey discusses how style and fashion can be a powerful form of self-expression, and gives a shoutout to David Craig Jewelers as one of their favorite, local Forevermark Authorized Jewelers in the Philadelphia area!
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Cupid shot his arrow in 2008 and the recipient sweethearts were Lisa Cassese, formerly of Bellmore, NY, and Chris Groser, from Yardley, PA. The two were sophomores at Syracuse University living on the same dorm floor when they first started dating.
Fast forward to May 2015 and Chris was eager to propose. Chris shopped around at a few different places. Confused and a bit disappointed in the selections he saw, he turned to his closest shopping expert for advice – his mom, Renee. She suggested Chris head to David Craig Jewelers, where Chris’s brother-in- law, Joe, had purchased his wife Melanie’s ring a few years back.
“I couldn’t have been more satisfied,” says Chris. “David and his staff are helpful and personable, plus I really liked the kind of original styles David carries. I felt very comfortable making this major life purchase through David Craig Jewelers.”
Lisa immediately said “yes,” deciding that the ring, while lovely, might match her personality even better with a few subtle setting changes. Says Lisa: “David was very accommodating in helping us customize the ring. We had a few rounds of revisions since I wasn’t 100% sure what I was looking for. Ultimately, I ended up getting exactly what I wanted.”
The couple were married May 6, 2017 and now reside in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Both Lisa and Chris work in the field of marketing—Lisa as a strategist for Macy’s and Chris as creative director for a digital ad agency.
Lisa wears her David Craig Jewelers ring with love and pride – it’s a “classic and delicate” Forevermark® solitaire on a thin band shank set with diamonds. The engagement ring rests comfortably against a matching wedding band, also lined with diamonds. Like many of David’s creations, the Cassese-Groser ring is registered in MOND, The Museum of Named Diamonds.
“I couldn’t be happier,” sums up Lisa. And we couldn’t be happier for the two of them and wish them much happiness!
Just in time for Mother’s Day! Award-winning designer MIA Katrin will present her exceptional Signature Collection at David Craig Jewelers Friday April 8, 10-6 and Saturday, April 9, 10-5 at Ten Summit Square Shopping Center. Featuring “the best of the best” all time jewelry designs with a fresh new designer twist, the gorgeous new Collection, already receiving national publicity, includes rings, large pendants, earrings and bracelets in 18 karat gold with diamonds or affordably priced silver and large custom cut gems. MIA will also present her full range of other best-selling Collections at the show.
MIA’s Collections are represented in 100 top stores nationally and have been chosen by Hollywood A-Listers. She’ll be available at the show for style recommendations and to custom alter pieces for clients in the couture tradition at no additional charge. Originally from Philadelphia, Mia now resides in North Carolina and travels extensively hosting Trunk Shows. She also regularly exhibits, gives seminars and produces live fashion shows at national trade shows and writes for national jewelry publications including Southern Jewelry News.
For interviews before and during the show contact MIA at http://jeweljewel.com, [email protected], 877 JEWEL-MY (539-3569) or 336 329 9341. For more information contact David Craig Rotenberg at 215 968 8900.
David Craig Jewelers would like to thank everyone that stopped by for the Meet Your Cutter event with Embee Diamonds. We would like to say a special thank you to master diamond cutter Mike Botha, who shared his knowledge and expertise of diamond cutting and polishing with all who attended. Continue reading Meet Your Cutter 2015 Tour at David Craig Jewelers
Get Your Tickets for Bucks County Community College Foundation’s Golden Anniversary Raffle for a Chance to Win Great Prizes!
Purchase your raffle tickets now for a chance to win great prizes while supporting Bucks students! Only 500 tickets will be sold. Continue reading Get Your Raffle Tickets – Win Great Prizes! Bucks County Community College Foundation Golden Anniversary Raffle
ENJOY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DEALS AT DAVID CRAIG JEWELERS
With Christmas less than two weeks away, David Craig Jewelers is making sure everyone will have the perfect gifts to give—and receive—this holiday season. For the next 12 days—from December 10 through December 21—David Craig Jewelers will be offering 12 Days of Christmas Specials to holiday shoppers. Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Specials
DAVID CRAIG JEWELERS HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW FEATURES STROILI ORO
Holiday shoppers looking to find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for their loved ones will be delighted by a special trunk show at David Craig Jewelers. The show will celebrate David Craig Jewelers’ new Italian designer line, Stroili, at its Langhorne location from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, December 13. Continue reading Stroili Oro Trunk Show
Join Us For a Special Forevermark Diamond Trunk Show, Saturday December 6th.
Just in time for the holidays! David Craig Jewelers is excited to host a special Forevermark Diamond Trunk Show on Saturday, December 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We invite you to come and explore Forevermark diamonds in exceptional designs and to learn about the Forevermark promise: that every diamond is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. Come and experience this exquisite collection of diamonds while you delight in delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Continue reading Forevermark Diamond Trunk Show
Join Us for a Very Special Heather Moore Jewelry Trunk Show!
David Craig Jewelers will be hosting a special Heather Moore Jewelry trunk show from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd. Stop in our store to work with one of our team members to create the perfect piece of Heather Moore Jewelry…for yourself or someone special. Continue reading Heather Moore Jewelry Trunk Show – November 22
Join us for an exclusive Holiday Trunk Show with Anzie Jewelry!
‘Tis the season to sparkle! Shop the entire Anzie jewelry collection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings featuring brilliant, colorful gemstones. Plus, receive a free boheme bead bracelet when you spend $500 or more. Continue reading Anzie Holiday Trunk Show
Join us as we host the entire collection of Freida Rothman jewelry Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Shop the entire collection of Freida Rothman sterling silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings with finishes ranging from 14K gold to platinum and black rhodium. The Fall 2014 Collection is all about texture/hammered pieces, mixed metals, bold stones, and making a statement. Find the perfect pieces to complement your style, or get a start on your holiday shopping. Take your purchases home with you that day–there’s no wait or delivery. Plus, receive a free sterling silver polishing cloth and jar of jewelry cleaner with any Freida Rothman jewelry purchase. Continue reading Freida Rothman Trunk Show
David Craig Jewelers wants you to fall in love with jewelry this season! Throughout the fall and holiday months, we’ll be hosting a variety of trunk shows and special shopping events to showcase our exquisite designer jewelry collections and diamonds, including our latest additions to the store. Continue reading Fall Events
ATTENTION ALL PORTUGUESE WATER DOG LOVERS!
David Craig Jewelers will be selling a variety of dog-inspired jewelry, including Anzie bracelets and pendants and Portuguese Water Dog jewelry, during a boutique shopping event at the 23rd PWDCA National Specialty in Gettysburg, PA. The 42 in Review, Boutiques & Rescue event will take place on Monday, September 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
ANZIE SPRING PREVIEW TRUNK SHOW
Please join us on Saturday, May 3rd for an exclusive Mother’s Day shopping event with Anzie Jewelry! Continue reading ANZIE Spring Preview Trunk Show at David Craig Jewelers
Please join us for a fun and exciting shopping event. David Craig Jewelers will be hosting a Heather B. Moore Spring Trunk Show on Saturday, April 26th—just in time for Mother’s Day! Continue reading Join us for a Heather B. Moore Spring Trunk Show on Saturday, April 26th
Saturday, December 7th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Come and experience the beautiful, rare, and responsibly sourced Forevermark diamond collection!
We’re excited to host the dazzling collection from Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers group of companies. Forevermark diamonds are the world’s most carefully selected diamond. Each brilliant Forevermark diamond is beautiful, rare, and sourced from a small group of mines that are committed to high business, social, and environmental standards – so you can be proud to give and wear them. Continue reading FOREVERMARK HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW