YUL KWON GETS ENGAGED WITH AN INTA GEMS & DIAMOND RING
Yul Kwon, Winner of Survivor: Cook Islands, proposes to Sophie Tan with a magnificent, custom-designed 2.2 carat diamond ring set in platinum.
Los Angeles - Yul Kwon won $1 million by outlasting, outwitting, and outplaying fellow castaways on Survivor: Cook Islands. Then he nabbed the title of one PEOPLE Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2006. Now the 33-year-old Stanford and Yale Law School graduate is celebrating another milestone— successfully proposing to girlfriend, Sophie Tan on stage at a concert.
Kwon proposed to Tan, 29, a product manager at a mortgage bank, April 12th at a benefit concert at his alma mater in Palo Alto, California. To make the moment romantic and unforgettable, the band, Seriously, played the couple’s special song before Kwon took the stage. Once on stage, Kwon presented Tan with a platinum, 2.2-carat, cushion-cut diamond ring designed by INTA Gems & Diamonds.
Kwon custom-designed the engagement ring at INTA Gems & Diamonds with style advice from the company’s Creative Designer, Peter Young.
“Since Sophie has elegant, long fingers, we wanted to design an engagement ring that would accentuate the diamond on Sophie’s hands”, says Young, “It’s a large diamond, so we wanted to place the emphasis on the stone. We custom-created a ring set with intricate pavé set diamonds around the ring’s gallery and along its shank. It provides a perfect, elegant setting for the diamond.”
Upon receiving the engagement ring, Tan said, “Yul could not have picked out a more perfect engagement ring. The ring combined all the important elements I wanted: classy, elegant and unique. The cushion cut diamond set on a simple setting gives the ring a regal, yet modern look. ”
Tan added, ” Ring shopping was a tough decision for Yul since he was trying to keep the proposal a surprise. On top of that, from what I hear, finding the right cushion can be challenging. I'm very grateful with the special care INTA Gems took in helping create this one-of-a-kind ring.”
Kwon commented that, “INTA Gems is a great place to buy a diamond. The entire Young family is incredibly friendly. They are truly a family to me.”
Tan and Kwon have planned an engagement party on June 14, 2008. Their wedding date is yet to be announced.
INTA Gems & Diamonds is a fine diamond, gemstone, and jewelry company based in the heart of the Downtown Los Angeles Jewelry District. Founded by Jerry and Connie Pheng Young, INTA Gems has been a family-operated business and is the official jeweler of Miss California USA®. In fact, youngest son, Peter Young has designed many unique collections of jewelry for the company. Young is a design and graduate gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Some of his unique INTA Gems jewelry creations have had the honor of being archived at the GIA Museum for thematic design and historical significance.
Yul Kwon is the $1 million winner of Survivor: Cook Islands. Kwon outlasted, outwitted and outplayed fellow castaways on the 13th season of the hit reality show. Kwon was also named one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive in 2006. A graduate of Stanford and Yale, Kwon was a legislative aide to Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman, helping draft sections of the Homeland Security Bill and other technology-related legislation. He is currently filming a show for Discovery Channel's Shark Week.
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