Longs Magazine 2021/2022

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THEY SAY LOVE’S A JOURNEY — A JOURNEY THAT STARTS RIGHT HERE AT LONG’S. IT’S HOW BOSTON GETS ENGAGED. Proposal Story For decades, Long’s Jewelers has been a part of some very special moments of love. Here are some of the most memorable engagement stories from our very own clients. Congratulations to all of our recently engaged couples!


Nidhi and Sujal’s journey of love began in high school. An hour from one another, these two spent a lot of time on FaceTime, meeting up for dates, and looking forward to proms. Fast forward to the past year: while several couples of mutual friends were getting engaged, Nidhi was beginning to think her own proposal wasn’t happening. That was until Sujal invited her to a fake work event at the Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA. “Nidhi’s sister, Himani, and her friends, Dhara and Priya, made sure I had packed several outfits for her to change into for this “work event” I was taking her to and hid them in the car along with makeup and shoes. I also hired a photographer, pretending to be the “work event” photographer, and had him meet us there. As we made our way onto the beautiful arched wall overlooking the ocean, I got on my knee, and I asked her to marry me and spend the rest of our lives together. After changing into different outfits and taking photos for two hours at the nearby beach, we drove to the Fulchino Vineyards in New Hampshire where all of our friends were waiting to surprise Nidhi and I at a party.”

Sonja & Kendall


Long’s very own Bridal Buyer, Sonja, is now sporting some new bling! Sonja met her fiancé, Kendall, while on a trip to celebrate a mutual friend’s birthday at UMass Amherst. After hitting it off right away, the two wouldn’t have their first date until almost a year later. After dating for nearly six years, Kendall popped the question the day after Sonja’s 29th birthday. “After I finished opening gifts, Kendall took my hand and told me to come stand next to him. Making his way to the middle of the living room, with my parents, siblings, and nephews surrounding us, he put his hand in his pocket, and I suddenly realized what was happening. Completely shocked and caught off guard as he got down on one knee, I immediately dropped to the ground. I could not believe what was happening. Kendall proceeded to tell me how much he loves me and that he wanted the people who care about me most to be there for this moment. And then he said, ‘Sonja Renee Swanfeldt, will you marry me?’ Of course, I said yes, and we celebrated the rest of the night and the rest of the weekend.We both feel so grateful to have found that person who is our perfect balance to spend the rest of our lives with, and we are so happy Long’s was able to be involved in such a special time and milestone in our life together. Cheers to the next chapter!”

Nidhi & Sujal

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