Gem of a Wedding

Real Wedding: Helena & David

If shopping for your wedding rings ever made you wonder what a couple in the fine jewelry business would wear, then meet Helena Krodel and David Alan Wegweiser.

Let’s cut right to the chase.

Helena, the former spokesperson for the Jewelers of America, first met her future husband, a couture fine jewelry designer and owner of David Alan Jewelry, in New York when she was teaching a seminar to jewelry designers in 2010. David made quite the entrance that day: he was two hours late to class. Tardiness aside, David quickly wooed Helena. By April 2011, they were engaged.

Now, back to that ring.

When David dropped to his knee to ask his love for her hand in marriage, how could Helena say no to the diamond engagement ring that took him five months to create with his own hands?

The fruit of his labor: a 7.82-carat diamond eternity band made from 14 old mine cut diamonds (all between 70 and 100 years old). The underbelly of her ring was also accented with rows of pavé diamonds interspersed between the larger old mine cuts. And, in keeping with David’s signature designer style (where all his rings include one pink diamond), Helena’s features an entire row of pink pavé.

Recalls Helena, “I made him repeat the entire declaration before dropping to the floor in a heap of tears while screaming ‘YES!’”

On April 14, 2012, in front of 90 guests at the Montauk Club in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, the couple orchestrated a wedding that, well, suited a gorgeous ring of such caliber. Helena donned a chic, structured trumpet-style Pronovias gown as she walked down the aisle following a whimsical “Here Comes The Bride!” sign held by the four-year-old ring bearer, dressed in dark jeans, a white shirt, blue blazer and a black-and-white bow tie.

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