Propose with Platinum, Because She Deserves the Best in Reston

You’ve known since the day you met that she was the one, and now is the time to act. You spoke to her dad last week, and he was thrilled: With his blessing, you’ll soon get down on bended knee to ask that all-important question.

“But,” he said. “My little girl will accept only the best. Her mother’s engagement ring was platinum, and so must hers be.” Platinum. I mean, of course you’ll take your soon-to-be father-in-law’s advice, but you’re not sure what the big deal is.

Well, it just so has it that Midtown Jewelers in Reston is the renowned expert in the big deal that is platinum.

What is the difference between platinum and white gold?

White gold appears naturally white in color, but it’s not, actually; white gold is an alloy created using yellow gold, and will need to be re-plated over time to maintain its white shine. Platinum, on the other hand, is a naturally white precious metal that will never lose its luster.

Why is platinum more expensive than gold?

Wait, platinum is more expensive?

Yes, platinum is more expensive than gold, but you’ll only ever buy one engagement ring, and remember, “only the best for his little girl.” Platinum is rare: In fact, 30 times more rare than gold. Not only does its rarity affect price, but to fashion a platinum engagement ring requires a higher level of craftsmanship.

What makes platinum so special?

It’s rare. Just like her. But there is much more to it than that.

Platinum is pure.

In addition to its natural, everlasting white color, platinum is typically 95 percent pure (whereas 18 karat gold is 75 percent pure). It never fades, never tarnishes, and is naturally hypoallergenic — perfect for your lady’s sensitive skin.

Platinum is versatile.

Platinum is the preferred medium of jewelry designers the world over, from Fabergé to Cartier. This precious metal is so remarkably versatile, and pliable — it can be drawn out to a fine wire, and made into any shape your heart, or hers desires.

How do I know that the ring is made of platinum?

Look for the hallmark. Each piece of platinum jewelry must be stamped with one of a few symbols or market to verify the high-quality, pure precious metal.

How can I tell platinum from other metals?

By its weight. Platinum is much denser than gold. A ring made of platinum will be approximately 40 percent heavier than an identical ring made of gold.

Reston’s premier fine jeweler, Midtown Jewelers, is the place to go, when only the finest platinum engagement ring will do for daddy’s little girl.

Midtown Jewelers Named Winner In The Knot Best Of Weddings 2016


Tenth annual Best of Weddings awards honor the top wedding vendors across America.

Reston, Virginia — January 8, 2016

Midtown Jewelers is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2016 winner (two years straight! The Reston fine jeweler was also selected in 2015.) for The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the #1 wedding resource.

In 2016, only two percent of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on received this distinguished accolade. The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country first released in 2006. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million reviews from real couples across various vendor categories — venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best, wedding-planning professionals a bride or groom would and should consider to inspire and pull off their own unique wedding.

The best of the best: That’s Midtown Jewelers.

“This is an amazing honor to have been selected as the 2016 Best of Weddings winner from The Knot. We are absolutely thrilled to have earned this award for the second straight year and extremely thankful for our wonderful clients who have taken the time to review us,” said Bobby Singh, Proprietor of Midtown Jewelers, Inc., where Washington, D.C. gets engaged. “It really proves that providing clients an excellent experience with an excellent selection can really set you apart from the competition. It is very rewarding and humbling, when you really think of all the other fine jewelers in the Washington, D.C. Area and that we can be mentioned in the same breath.”

The Knot has helped inspire and plan more than 25 million weddings. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration to couples, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with just the right wedding professional to create a wedding that is unique to them. Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of 250,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content — and a little love — to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

Learn more about The Knot Best of Weddings, and view a complete list of winners.

About Midtown Jewelers

Midtown Jewelers is located in the trendy Northern Virginia shopping destination, Reston Town Center. The retailer was voted Best Jewelry Store by Washingtonian Magazine, and has won WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Award seven years running, 2010-2016. The secret is out, and the store has become a premier jewelry destination for Washingtonians and travelers alike.

A family-owned jewelry boutique with roots in the community that go back to 1982, Midtown Jewelers prides itself in providing an unsurpassed level of service, education, and options to our customers. Every designer and every piece of jewelry displayed has been very carefully selected based on quality, design, uniqueness, and beauty. Whether you wish to custom design an engagement ring or anniversary gift, or to pick out a beautiful piece from our collection, we always take great pride in being part of that special moment with our guests.

About The Knot

The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource with a marketplace that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right local vendors, products and services they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The trusted brand reaches nearly every bride in the US through the #1 wedding website, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines and The Knot book series. The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that is uniquely them. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), the premier consumer internet and media company dedicated to helping people navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments – from getting married, to moving in together and having a baby. Please visit The Knot online at and follow on social media: and @TheKnot on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.