Union Diamond (www.UnionDiamond.com), a leading online diamond jeweler, announced yesterday the names of the six finalists in the “My Perfect Union” $40,000 platinum and diamond engagement ring giveaway open to members of the military. Servicemen and servicewomen were encouraged to nominate themselves or be nominated by friends or family members through a video submission and/or essay submitted to the website, www.MyPerfectUnion.UnionDiamond.com. All branches of the U.S. Military were eligible as well as both active duty and retired members of the Armed Forces.
”After tens of thousands of visits to this site and hundreds of submissions that were as heartwarming as they were moving, it is finally time to announce the six finalists in the My Perfect Union diamond engagement ring contest,” said Scott Anderson, the president of Union Diamond. He then went on to address all of the nominees by stating that, ”The people who nominated you are people whom you have inspired. They are people whose lives you’ve touched; who want bigger and better things for you because they realize that you make incredible sacrifices every single day. Thank you for your service to this country, and thank you for being willing to have your story shared with the rest of us. You’ve now touched our lives and have inspired us all.”
The website started accepting submissions on September 27 and the recipient of the prize will be announced on December 6, 2011. Scott Anderson will personally deliver the grand prize to the winner. The ring consists of a GIA certified internally flawless diamond surrounded by a Natalie K designer setting made of precious Platinum. Platinum is a great choice for engagement rings and wedding bands because it won’t change color or fade. It symbolizes a relationship that will endure.
The names of the six finalists and their stories can be found by visiting the My Perfect Union website. When asked about the emotions felt during the process, Anderson responded, ”I’ve read each submission more than a few times. I just keep reminding myself of what I wanted to accomplish going into this.” He added, “They are all so deserving. Every last one.”