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  • Thomas Smith, Jr., winner of the “Get Engaged On Stage” contest, proposed to girlfriend Heather Price at WPOC’s “Sunday In The Country.”
    Thomas Smith, Jr., winner of the “Get Engaged On Stage” contest, proposed to girlfriend Heather Price at WPOC’s “Sunday In The Country.”
  • (L-R) Bob Delmont (WPOC DJ and host), Linda Hammalian (co-owner of Little Treasury Jewelers), Thomas Smith, Jr. (groom-to-be), Heather Price (bride-to-be), Steve Hammalian (co-owner of Little Treasury Jewelers) and Candace Dold (FOX 45 TV personality) gathered for a photo following the proposal.
    (L-R) Bob Delmont (WPOC DJ and host), Linda Hammalian (co-owner of Little Treasury Jewelers), Thomas Smith, Jr. (groom-to-be), Heather Price (bride-to-be), Steve Hammalian (co-owner of Little Treasury Jewelers) and Candace Dold (FOX 45 TV personality) gathered for a photo following the proposal.
  • Little Treasury Jewelers in Gambrills donated a 1.04-caret total weight Simon G. ring for the contest.
    Little Treasury Jewelers in Gambrills donated a 1.04-caret total weight Simon G. ring for the contest.

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October 9, 2013

Local Man Pops The Question With A Sparkling Simon G. Diamond Ring Courtesy Of Little Treasury Jewelers

A Pasadena couple recently won the opportunity of a lifetime. Thomas Smith, Jr.’s now-fiance, Heather Price, agreed to join his hand in marriage as her hand shone with a stunning ring donated by Little Treasury Jewelers in Gambrills.

It all happened on stage at WPOC Radio’s “Sunday in the Country” at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, in the presence of 15,000 spectators. Headliners for the event included top country music acts Gary Allen, Brantley Gilbert, Florida Georgia Line and others.

The “Get Engaged On Stage Contest,” which was organized by Clear Channel’s WPOC, sought out a deserving local couple looking to get engaged. The station ended its search after receiving an entry submission from Smith. “When I first found out I won the contest, I couldn't believe it,” recalled the groom-to-be. “When I received the email from the radio station, I thought I was going to be told that I was a finalist or something. I never win anything, so to win this and to be able to share it with Heather was amazing.”

After learning he won, Smith visited Little Treasury Jewelers in the Village at Waugh Chapel shopping center in Gambrills to pick up the prize: an 18-karat, white gold Simon G. engagement ring, with a princess-cut diamond center stone and 22 round-cut pavé diamonds. The retail value of the ring, which has a total diamond weight of 1.04 carets, sits at $6,500.

Smith’s finacee, Price, had no idea what was set to happen the day of the event. She was under the impression that he won a contest to introduce Randy Houser on stage. Little did she know, the ring was being held by Smith, and backstage just feet away were Linda and Steve Hammalian, owners of Little Treasury Jewelers.

“I was extremely surprised,” Price said. “When I found out the amount of people that knew about it, I could not believe it.” As for the new addition to her jewelry box, she added, “The ring is absolutely gorgeous. It’s more than I could have ever asked for.”

Price has called Maryland home for her entire life, and grew up in Glen Burnie. She is now a certified nursing assistant at the BWMC emergency room. Smith, who moved to the area from Brooklyn, New York, is a patrolman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

Simon G. designs 100-percent conflict-free diamond jewelry, and is a popular choice for celebrities including Camila Banus, Audrina Patridge and Ali Vincent. The rings are known for their attention to detail, as well as top color and clarity. All Simon G. pieces can be customized, and range in styles from modern to traditional.

Little Treasury Jewelers is a leading source of diamond rings in the Baltimore-Annapolis region. The locally owned and operated business has access to a large inventory of loose diamonds at every price level. The boutique was awarded Best Watches and Best Jewelry in West County by the readers of What’s Up magazine.

It carries an array of wedding bands and formal and everyday jewerlry, as well as a knowledgeable staff to help advise patrons through the process of finding a piece of jewelry right for them. Little Treasury Jewelers is a top source for planning an engagement, right from the ring to the proposal.


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