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Named after a man who became wealthy when he began investing in San Francisco real estate, James Irvine also became a silent partner in the sheep raising venture Flint Bixby & Co. The purchase of the 48,800-acre Rancho San Joaquin in 1864 and the 47,200-acre Rancho Lomas de Santiago in 1866 marked the beginning of their operations in Southern California. In 1867, Irvine married Henrietta Maria Rice, the daughter of prominent Cleveland, Ohio, educator, writer, poet and State Senator Harvey Rice, a direct descendant of Edmund Rice.
Irvine is a suburban incorporated city in Orange County, California. A planned city, mainly developed by the Irvine Company since the 1960s. Formally incorporated on December 28, 1971, the 66 square mile city has a population of over 212,000 and has annexed in the past an undeveloped area to the north. Also annexed the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, planned into Orange County Great Park. The city's mission statement is "to create and maintain a community where people can live, work, and play in an environment that is safe, vibrant, and aesthetically pleasing."
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In 1878, James Irvine acquired most if the 110,000 acres that stretched 23 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the Santa Ana River. When James died in 1886 the ranch was inherited by his son, James Irvine, Jr. who incorporated it into The Irvine Company. James, Jr. shifted the ranch operations to field crops, olive and citrus crops. In 1888, the Santa Fe Railroad extended its line to Fallbrook Junction (north of San Diego) and named a station along the way after James Irvine. The town that formed around this station was named Myford and was renamed Irvine in 1914.
Having good schools, jobs and housing, the city was chosen in CNNMoney.com as the fourth best place to live in the United States. In September 2011, Businessweek listed Irvine as the 5th best city in the US. Irvine is home to the University of California Irvine, Concordia University, Irvine Valley College, Orange County Center of the University of Southern California, Brandman University and the satellite campuses of California State University Fullerton, University of La Verne and Pepperdine University. Irvine is also home to a number of corporations, particularly in the technology and semiconductor sectors. Irvine provides endless venues for showing your love with a gift of diamond jewelery. Knox Jewelers is proud to offer you an exclusive collection of engagement rings, wedding rings and diamond jewelery, catering to every taste in any part of Irvine.
Marriage is a precious bond and your proposal should invoke memories of the start of your lives together. Memories that will last a lifetime as you and your spouse glance down at your left hands, see your custom made Knox Jewelers engagement ring and wedding bands and reflect upon your engagement story.
Brunch date proposal? Boring. Brunch date proposal at Break of Dawn? Amazing! Each and every one of Chef Dee's dishes are carefully crafted to meld together the best flavors and textures with the freshest ingredients available. This Asian-fusion spot in Laguna Hills creates culinary delights like wine poached eggs, crème brulee French toast and Portuguese Sausage.
Open and vibrant décor will be the backdrop for your proposal. Like the one of a kind artwork that dresses Break of Dawn walls, a unique Knox Jewelers engagement ring will fit perfectly into the scene.
For a more hands on approach to your proposal menu, conquer a cooking class together at Blackmarket Bakery in Irvine. With Chef Rachel at the helm, the Blackmarket Bakery offers innovative baking classes tailored to your interests. Choose from a wide range of workshops including learning to make rustic pies and tarts, artisanal breads and pastas for a date night thats yummy. Bake a cake together, bringing all the ingredients for a memorable proposal. Come decorating time, you can pipe “Will You Marry Me?” on the cake and your sous chef can present your custom made Knox Jewelers engagement ring or wedding bands on a silver platter to your soul mate.
Your head will be above the clouds when your proposal and custom wedding bands are given during a Great Park Balloon launch. Take to the skies in Irvine at the Orange County Great Park’s big orange helium balloon and see Irvine's landscape from 500 feet up in the air. The Great Park Balloon is one of the largest tethered helium balloons and the first of its kind in the United States. Environmentally safe, non-polluting and virtually silent standing 118 feet tall with a basket that is always tethered to the ground making it a safe and fun experience for everyone. Just a tip: Before you leave the ground, tie a piece of ribbon around the ring and the other to your belt loop. When you are ready to pop the question and present your Knox Jewelers engagement ring, the ring won't go “Poppin'” out of your hand!
Keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground during your proposal and enjoy a casual evening at the Flights & Sounds Summer Festival. A diverse lineup of world, pop, acoustic and indie artists performing on the terraced lawn. This popular concert series features eight musical artists and enough variety to draw music lovers of all ages to the Great Park to enjoy a summer evening of live music by the glow of the Great Park Balloon. Bring a checked picnic blanket, your favorite sparkling cider and your favorite local gourmet food trucks will provide a fine meal. Prepare for your proposal while enjoying a summer evening of live music under the stars. Cheers to you as you and your partner toast your engagement with a piece of diamond jewelery from Knox Jewelers.
The location? The weather? Will there be a crowd? Where did I put the wedding rings? For a proposal without any “glitches”, book a romantic gondola cruise through Newport Harbor. Enjoy soft romantic singing by your gondolier as you drift through the harbor with Gondola Adventures, Inc. All you need to complete is a custom message for your partner that will be printed on a parchment paper scroll and sealed into a glass bottle, only for them to open. During the cruise, the bottle is silently dropped in the water by your gondolier. When spotted by your guest, the gondolier will position the vessel so she can retrieve the mysterious message. With authentic Venetian gondolas and luxurious interiors, there is even room to go to bended knee and ask for her hand.
In true Irvine style, a beach side proposal is a classic statement. Presenting diamond jewelery by the glow of a beach fire is quite romantic and impressive when the diamond jewelery is custom made by Knox Jewelers. As any local knows, nothing is more romantic than a crackling fire and the sound of the ocean during your proposal. Many beaches like Corona Del Mar have fire pits available year round. The half-mile long sandy beach is framed by cliffs and a rock jetty that forms the east entrance to Newport Harbor. On the way to the beach, detour to Bandera to pick up some great beach food fare to share.
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 Irvine 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 to her for the rest of time. Presenting her with unique diamond jewelery from Knox Jewelers will preserve your exact sentiment.