Mervis Diamond Importers is searching for the best and worst marriage proposals and rewarding the winner with $1,000 towards a platinum wedding band. The proposal deemed the worst will receive $500 towards a platinum wedding band. Mervis received over 60 entries for the Best Marriage Proposal contest with entries ranging from surprise getaways, private plane adventures to romantic dinner surprises. Each week 15 of the proposals are highlighted on the Mervis Facebook page for voting, and the top two from each of the preliminary rounds will move on to the finals. The inspiration for the contest came from Mervis client and NFL linebacker Greg Jones, who proposed on the Super Bowl field after winning a championship ring of his own. According to research conducted by Mervis, Greg is the first NFL player to propose on the field as the confetti is falling. Greg and Mandy were married this past summer with a custom Jeff Cooper Designs ring. When David Cooper of Jeff Cooper Designs heard the proposal story, he immediately got to work on designing the perfect wedding band to accent Mandy’s halo engagement ring. Several rows of pave diamonds perfectly flush against her engagement ring to compliment even her husband’s Super Bowl Ring, making it the perfect match to her picture perfect engagement. “I could not have imagined a more perfect ring. Greg is the love of my life and the Jeff Cooper ring is absolutely spectacular-the perfect cap to my perfect proposal!” said Mandy Jones, upon receiving her custom Jeff Cooper band. Mervis is no secret to amazing proposals--another Mervis client proposed to his girlfriend, a local radio personality, with a romantic proposal on the Spanish steps in Washington, D.C, enlisting the help of Pat Monahan from the band Train. “At Mervis, we don’t just supply DC with engagement rings. We spend time cultivating our client relationships and they become a part of our family. We are often involved heavily in the proposal process and love hearing all of their happy stories after the proposals. There is nothing we love more than a great proposal story--which made this contest the perfect fit for us,” said Jonathan Mervis of Mervis Diamonds. Mervis Diamond Importers is the top choice of brides for engagement rings and wedding bands in DC. Proudly serving Maryland, Virginia and the District for over 40 years, Mervis Diamonds is a family owned and operated business.