Nicknamed “The Sunshine City,” your true love’s smile is really going to shine when you present her a vintage engagement ring in St. Petersburg, Florida. With the antique jewelry component of your engagement planning taken care of, you’ll still need to determine the appropriate locale in which to ask the question. And along with artisan perfection in crafting beautiful jewelry, we here at Knox Jewelers know a thing or two about presentation—that is the wheres, whens and hows. So let’s take a quick tour of possible St. Petersburg engagement venues that will truly make your proposal special.
Fronting Tampa Bay on the north, east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean over and beyond the area beaches, St. Petersburg is all about waterfront and being on or near the water. With that in mind you could consider any number of boat tours as being perfect for proposing. Nothing says romance like sailing, and a sunset sail on Tampa Bay with Sailing Florida would serve as the perfect setting to “pop the question” and slip a vintage engagement ring on your loved one’s elegant finger. Or you could make a complete evening of it by booking a dinner cruise on the 113-foot motor yacht, “Starlight Sapphire,” appropriately named should you be planning to present your love with Knox Jewelers’ sapphire-inspired antique jewelry.
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If you and your love are more comfortable on the beach, there are numerous beaches within 10 miles of downtown, or you can go to Spa Beach, an urban escape with sugary white sand located right in downtown St. Petersburg. If that beach seems too crowded, St. Petersburg is home to the third-largest public waterfront park system in North America, making for any number of prime spots along its seven-mile length appropriate for making your proposal.
In fact, the park weaves by many of St. Petersburg’s noted cultural attractions, such as the Museum of Fine Art, Dali Museum, and Mahaffey Theater. What better place to present your beloved with the fine art of a vintage engagement ring than in one of the city’s noted museums? With 96 oil paintings and more than 100 watercolors and drawings, the Dali Museum houses the largest collection of Salvador Dali artwork outside of Europe. If not a fan of Dali, then the Museum of Fine Arts is lauded for its collection of fine art, including masterpieces from Monet, Cezanne, and Renoir, not to mention a Stueben glass gallery. Little doubt that the art work in this museum would complement the sheen of the gold, diamonds and gemstones in the antique jewelry you plan to offer with your declaration of life-long love.
At Knox Jewelers, we realize that some couples’ engagements are planned as part of a weekend extravaganza, and with that in mind, we would recommend a stay at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, a historic Mediterranean revival-style hotel that exudes romance with its antique furnishings and is located near all of the city’s primary attractions.
And for those people who would feel most comfortable making an offer for engagement in a traditional setting, such as while seated at a romantic restaurant, St. Petersburg has you covered. Among some of the better known for their romantic settings are the Canopy Rooftop Lounge, Cassis American Brasserie, BellaBrava, and Parkshore Grill. The Canopy Rooftop has among the best sky-high views of the bay and city around, while the Cassis American Brasserie and Parkshore Grill offer European-style al fresco fine dining at street level, and BellaBravo offers the romantic flavors of Italy.
Wherever you proclaim you love in St. Petersburg, Knox Jewelers will ensure that the hand-crafted vintage engagement ring you present will be a flawless and unique work of art symbolic of the beauty of the love between you.