Marshall Pierce & Company, a family owned purveyor of fine jewelry and timepieces, has been helping make engagement dreams come true since they opened their doors in 1928. To celebrate their 85th anniversary, they decided to help a soon-to-be-engaged couple make their betrothal dreams a reality--and do so in style. Thus, Marshall Pierce & Company launched the "Perfect Proposal," a contest in which entrants submitted their engagement plans for a chance to win a $10,000 gift certificate toward the Forevermark diamond ring of their choice.The Perfect Proposal ran from late October through December 2013. Nearly 400 entrants submitted photos, stories and videos describing what their ultimate proposal would look like.

For several weeks, a panel of judges comprised of judges selected by Marshall Pierce & Company reviewed all the entries, examining each one for style, substance and originality, The judges managed to narrow it down to just three finalists.

Finalist One
Mark loves to cook but unfortunately has yet to master all the skills necessary for creating that perfect dinner. He has taken it upon himself to enroll for classes so he can surprise his special someone with a romantic home cooked dinner for two when he pops the question.

Finalist Two
Abby is into adventure and art and her well thought out proposal includes aspects of both. Using a smartphone she will lead her beloved on a trek through periods of time and places around the City until they arrive at the perfect spot to become engaged.

And finally

The Winner
Robert's wining entry described the ultimate way in making his proposal an out of this world experience. Using various tools such as a weather balloon and a portable camera, the love of his life will have a one of a kind proposal experience.

Marshall Pierce & Company would like to congratulate the three finalists and wish the best to all who entered the Perfect Proposal.

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Marshall Pierce & Company is located at 29 East Madison Street #600, Chicago, IL 60602. Hours of operation are 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. on Saturday.  

About Marshall Pierce & Company
Located in the heart of Jewelers Row, Marshall Pierce & Company, a purveyor fine jewelry and timepieces has served the Chicagoland area since 1928. Under the leadership of the current generation of Bern family jewelers, Marshall Pierce & Company's is known for its discerning taste and service excellence. Marshall Pierce & Company's prestigious offerings include renowned brands such as A. Link, Baume et Mercier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Mikimoto, Michael B, Oscar Heyman, Roberto Coin, JB Star, Tacori, Bell & Ross, Mont Blanc, as well as Forevermark, and Dana Rebecca Designs.