Couples looking for engagement rings in El Paso have an opportunity to browse through the online selection offered by Knox Jewelers. If you are in the market for a set of wedding bands in El Paso you do not need to look further than our one-of-a-kind masterpieces, created in the form of diamond jewelry from Knox Jewelers. You took great care in selecting your partner and they deserve a piece of diamond jewelery fashioned into an engagement ring or unique wedding bands, forged by hand with the same level of care.
Planning the perfect proposal can be overwhelming. At Knox jewelers, we create unique diamond jewelery and every once and a while we have an opportunity to help make the proposal just as unique by offering a few ideas to the suitor. A beautiful location for presenting the BIG question and your Knox Jewelers engagement ring is in El Paso.
The history of El Paso is a tapestry woven from a vibrant blend of cultures and customs that make the unique metropolitan area that exists today. Our region’s history spans more than 400 years and fuses Native American, Spanish, Mexican and the American Cowboy traditions into one cohesive whole. In 1581, Spanish explorers reached the Rio Grande River and viewed a pass between two mountain ranges rising out of the desert. They named it El Paso del Norte or Pass of the North. When Spanish Conquistadors rode along the banks of the Rio Grande in 1598, they discovered a diamond amid the Chihuahuan desert.
El Paso has been luring visitors with its mystery and promise ever since and on April 30th, the area was colonized by a Spanish expedition under Don Juan de Oñate. In 1659, Fray García de San Francisco founded Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Mission, which still stands in downtown Ciudad Juárez, the oldest structure in the El Paso area. The Pueblo revolt of 1680 sent Spanish colonists and the Tigua Indians of Northern New Mexico fleeing southward to take refuge at the Pass. By 1682, San Lorenzo, Senecú, Ysleta and Soccorro settlements were founded. The increase in trade led to the building of a presidio in 1684 at San Elizario. The trade route became one of the historic royal highways. Not until the end of the Mexican War in 1848 did El Paso finally become part of the United States. El Paso became incorporated as a city in 1873 and with the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1881 the community was assured a stable future.
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The Wild West was El Paso. The city flourished during the rambunctious era of gunfighters, cattle rustlers, saloons, famous marshals and the Texas Rangers. Famous and infamous characters like Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp and Pat Garrett also roamed the dusty roads of the city. In 1911, the Mexican Revolution thundered into town and ushered in a new era. Refugees streamed out of Mexico by the thousands into El Paso. The people that remained when the war was over were instrumental in building the unique culture and heritage that is The Sun City today.
Sun City is the perfect place to propose and enjoy the seamless blending of cultures and customs that is El Paso's heritage. From the captivating relics of the historic Old West and treasured traditions of the Native Americans to the Franklin Mountains resplendent with poppies in ferocious bloom, El Paso is the beginning of a thousand dreams come true with the unspoiled natural beauty which is a rarity in today’s fast-paced world.During the day, mountains are painted with shades of purple, vibrant orange and pale green under a sun that shines 305 days a year. Wide-open vistas, big skies and beautiful desert weather are the norm and almost every day ends with a breathtaking sunset. At night, the city lights look like a scattering of glittering diamonds across an expanse of darkness. The beautiful and majestic Franklin Mountains offer a dramatic proposal focal point. The Franklins are the largest sustained mountain range in Texas, with the summit of North Franklin Peak rising to an elevation of 7,192 feet, approximately 3,000 feet above the city below.
For the best seat on the mountain, you and your partner can take the Wyler Aerial Tramway to Ranger Peak to see a panoramic view of the city. The tram features an aerial cable car situated on 195 acres of rugged mountain and rock formations. The Swiss made gondolas travel on a 2,600 feet long, 1 3/8 inch diameter steel cable and on the smooth ride to the top you will see the different cacti and rock formations and abundant wildlife. The 4 minute ride soars above a vast canyon that is 240 feet deep in some places giving you plenty of time to prepare your custom crafted Knox Jewelers engagement ring and wedding bands for presenting at the top of the mountain. Reaching Ranger Peak, 5,632 feet above sea level, enjoy the view of 7,000 square miles encompassing three states and two nations. The tramway ride is a memorable experience offering an idea of the vastness and stark beauty of the southwest. If heights are not part of the plan, keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground is a great way to build your foundation together with a drive along Transmountain Road which cuts right through the mountain. At the end of the drive, unpack a picnic basket lunch, diamond jewelery from Knox Jewelers and enjoy at one of the many beautiful picnic areas within the park for your proposal setting.
For the urban explorer and a proposal so big, a stage is needed the El Paso Symphony Orchestra has a wonderful and enchanting space. For your proposal production, booking a back stage tour for you and your leading lady is a unique experience and one she will never forget. Arranging with the orchestra to play your song while enjoying a candlelit dinner for two on stage. Your first, and most classy, act in your Play of Life will be presenting her with a unique Knox Jewelers engagement ring and wedding bands. The El Paso Symphony is celebrating the 83rd season. Established in the 1930's, it is the oldest performing arts organization in El Paso and the longest continuously running symphony orchestra in the state of Texas. The El Paso Symphony has received national and international recognition as a result of its very successful tours of Germany in 1996 and Turkey in 2000, and continues to represent the El Paso region with pride and distinction.
Another creative proposal and fitting way to present a stunning piece of diamond jewelery is to enjoy an elegant evening on a romantic date with that special someone at Cafe Central. Winner of multiple Wine Spectator awards and the toast of the town of El Paso, the innovative flavors will set the mood for romance and great memories. Café Central opened in 1918 in Juarez, Mexico, electrifying a clientele of gamblers and cabaret-goers who quickly grew to expect the finest culinary experience in the region. After Prohibition ended, Café Central migrated closer to the border, and finally crossed into downtown El Paso. In 2008, Alejandro and Eduardo Orozco took over the ownership of the restaurant. Café Central's charm and elegant ambiance is still one of its bold characteristics making the restaurant among the favorites of the city and travelers. Today', Chef Armando Pomales combines innovative taste with 80-year-old tradition and his number one priority is searching out the freshest quality ingredients. He continuously maintains the restaurant's quality by staying up with the new trends, ingredients and cooking techniques. Chef Pomales has been nominated four times for the James Beard Foundation for Best Chef of the Southwest. For your proposal, candlelit, private, impeccably appointed events are a specialty with a secluded table for two or The Wine Vault which is separated from the main restaurant with plenty of options for giving a Knox Jewelers custom engagement ring.
They say the best hole in a round of golf is the 19th hole. When you set your proposal at Sonoma Ranch Golf Course in the heart of the Mesilla Valley, Sonoma Ranch Golf Course offers exceptional views and your partner will think your proposal was as brilliant as the Knox Jewelers diamond jewelery.
Designed by Cal Olson, an internationally-known architect with courses from Singapore to Canada, the Sonoma Ranch Golf Course is a course has rolling hills strewn with bunkers and best known for undulating bent grass greens. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled proposal experience. A pleasure for golfers of any skill level, Sonoma Ranch will challenge your golf skills while providing a relaxing, picturesque backdrop. Maybe you always wanted to try golf and what a great opportunity to have an out of the ordinary proposal in a fun social atmosphere with your loved one. Sonoma Ranch has the perfect fit with the Couples Clinic that features 1 hour of instruction for any level of players. After the clinic and upon reaching the 18th hole, your partner will find an elegant dinner for two, on a table of linens and fine china from the Award-Winning Sunset Grill.
Upon seating and taking in the awe-inspiring view of the Mesilla Valley, present her with a unique Knox Jewelers engagement ring. Enjoy the remarkable proposal experience among the beautiful rye grass of emerald green, local wildlife, painted skies and outstanding mountain views. By the way, Sonoma Ranch Golf Course also hosts weddings on the 18th green, the perfect spot to exchange wedding bands.
This milestone deserves a spectacular location and an engagement ring setting so unique, the event is transformed into a lifelong memory. We believe marriage is a precious bond and your proposal should invoke memories of the start of your lives together, memories that will last a lifetime. Which ever El Paso destination, venue or experience you choose remember one thing; she will look at her left hand everyday. On that hand rests your tribute to a commitment for the rest of time. Presenting her with unique diamond jewelery from Knox Jewelers will preserve your exact sentiment.