Posts Tagged ‘engagement’

Warren Buffett Helps Couple Get Engaged at Borsheims

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Warren Buffett helped a couple get engaged at Borsheims during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend. Borsheims is proud to share in the special moments in our customers’ lives – and feels even more privileged when Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett can make those moments extra special!

Michael Dentlinger, who works for a Berkshire Hathaway company in Omaha, wrote to Mr. Buffett asking for his help in proposing to his girlfriend, Rachel Gogan. Mr. Buffett agreed and, a few weeks after Mr. Dentlinger purchased the engagement ring from Borsheims, Mr. Buffett pulled the ring out of his pocket and Mr. Dentlinger dropped to his knee and proposed.

You can download photos of the proposal here.

The engagement happened at the tail end of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend in Omaha. Thousands of shareholders visited Borsheims throughout the weekend, buying jewelry, watches, and gifts. They also watched as Mr. Buffett and Bill Gates played table tennis against Olympian Ariel Hsing and played bridge with bridge experts Bob Hamann and Sharon Osberg.

Borsheims is privileged to share in the special moments in our customers’ lives. We believe in treating this opportunity with the respect and importance it deserves. If you have any questions about Borsheims or the events at Borsheims during shareholder weekend, please contact:

Trisha Meuret: 402.658.0017, tmeuret1@gmail.com
Adrienne Fay: 402.391.0400, adriennefay@borsheims.com
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Did you see Warren Buffett Help A Shareholder Propose?

Monday, May 5th, 2014

We have been lucky to witness several proposals at Borsheims over the years.

This one may take the cake.

After all, it’s not every day you get the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, in your engagement story.

Here’s the behind-the-scenes on how it happened:

Eric LeFante sent a letter to Mr. Buffett’s office a few months ago, explaining that he would like Mr. Buffett’s help in proposing to his girlfriend. Mr. Buffett’s office put Eric in touch with Borsheims long-time salesperson, Monica Eby.

Monica worked with Eric over the past few months to plan the entire thing out. From selecting the diamond (which is a Borsheims Signature Diamond from Canada) to mapping out exactly how the surprise would play out. Monica even made sure to arrange champagne for the happy couple to toast with Mr. Buffett. (The Omaha World Herald has the story, too.)

Watch the video to see exactly how Warren helps with the surprise.

We are thrilled for Eric and Carrie and so honored that we get to play a role in such a special moment in their lives.

That’s our mission statement at Borsheims:
“We are privileged to share in the special moments in our customers’ lives. We will treat this opportunity with the respect and importance it deserves.”
Thank you, Eric and Carrie, for allowing us to be a part of your special day. Thank you, Monica, for another job well done.  And thank you, Mr. Buffett, for your great acting work (and salesman job!) You are all welcome back at Borsheims any time!

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders get engaged in Borsheims

Friday, April 29th, 2011

If you thought the Royal wedding was romantic… check this out!

These shareholders got engaged at Borsheims just a few minutes ago. Dick and Cynthia have been dating for about a year and a half. They were in Omaha for the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ meeting last year and returned this year to look at rings.

When Dick put this cushion cut emerald on Cynthia’s finger, it fit just right. So he asked her to marry him. Right there at the counter.

There was crying. And then lots of kissing!

And there was, of course, a very excited ‘yes’!!!

We are so thrilled for them, and so excited we could be a part of their big day. Congratulations Dick and Cynthia!!!