Rochester’s Annual Diamond Dash

When was the last time you participated in a scavenger hunt with a grand prize diamond ring worth over $13,000? This happened on Saturday, April 14th when the city of Rochester, New York became the playing ground for its’ Annual Diamond Dash.Diamond Ring

About 300 couples participated in the city event which ran from 9 a.m. to around noon. There were many challenges that required use of mental power including logic, mathematical, and an analog puzzle; but most of all it tested the couples’ physical stamina from running all across the city. They did it all for the chance of winning the spectacular grand prize, a platinum Hearts on Fire Acclaim Ring.

The winning couple was Steve Ivancic and Sarilyn Swaygnim, and they didn’t win by chance. Both are Ph.D candidates at the University of Rochester and are regular runners. Ivancic said he and his girlfriend were motivated to join because they thought it would be a fun way to explore the city of Rochester together. After they stepped up to receive the grand prize, Steve decided there was no better way or time to get down on one knee and take the next step in their relationship. After five years of dating, he proposed to her with the Hearts on Fire ring in front of the entire crowd. The crowd went wild as she said “Yes.”Hearts On Fire

The best part was, it was the exact one Steve would have chosen – “We had come into the store a while ago and were really in love with that setting. It’s a dream come true to have it exactly how we would have wanted it.”

To start off your engagement with a Hearts on Fire ring, come down to Secret Sapphire in Vancouver! We are the exclusive retailer of Hearts on Fire in Vancouver, carrying many of their styles of engagement rings in stock – some of the more popular include the Transcend, Beloved, and Acclaim. We also have HOF mens bands, womens earring studs, drop earrings, and various pendants available. If you don’t see what you are looking for in the selection we have, we can work with you to find your perfect stone and have Hearts on Fire custom set it for you. Secret Sapphire is located on 493 Davie St. in Yaletown.