Engagement, The Real Deal

Alright guys, so you say you’re ready to pop the question. Congrats! Getting engaged is a huge decision within itself and along with it comes finding a ring, selecting the perfect spot for your proposal, and nailing your delivery. Phew. It’s overwhelming. We get it and, as women, we want you to know that we are grateful for all of the work you put into your grand gestures of love!

In order to show our appreciation the Girls of Crocker’s are here to help you out a little bit. Before you pop the question, consider wise words from three ladies who live for love stories, perfect proposals, and beautiful bling. We’ve got your back!


Focus On Fancy

It’s all about fancy cuts right now. Pinterest and Instagram are flooded with beautiful images of oval and pear cut diamonds. It’s amazing. Another style trend I see on the rise are intricate settings made from rose and yellow gold. Whatever you choose, shoot for something that will agree with her unique taste. Taking a look at some of her current jewelry pieces will give you an idea! From there, focus on the a beautifully cut diamond for optimal brilliance. I am loving the L’Amour Crisscut and the Firemark by Forevermark. Talk about sparkle!


Snag a Ring Cam

If you’re looking for a unique way to capture your special moment, you best get yourself a ring cam! While it looks like an ordinary black box, it’s so much more. Rely on the hidden camera inside to capture her reaction when you get down on one knee to reveal the ring. What a great memory to share with friends and family without having to invite them all to the proposal [wink]. If you ask me, Ring Cam is where it is at!


Use Your Creativity

As much as I love the bling, when it comes to engagements my favorite part is the proposal. I love hearing all of the stories from our bridal guests. If you ask me, the more creative, the better! Take her somewhere special, do something she loves and make it an event to remember. Recently one of my customers fiances really knocked it out of the park [literally]. He cut a baseball in half and then inserted the ring inside of it. Off to the Texas Rangers game they went where he proposed to her on the big screen!


Shop At Crocker’s

If you’re getting engaged come to Crocker’s for the best advice and the best bling! We specifically recommend checking out our Bridal Event which is just around the corner. If you still need a ring look at this as your opportunity to get the goods and save a lot of dough! We’re talking prizes, special financing, and up to 50% off of engagement rings*. For more information watch our Facebook Page or give us a call!

If you’re getting engaged, above all remember that you’ve got this! And, breathe! Even if there are a few hiccups along the way, at the end of the whole process you’re going to have one amazing lady to share the rest of your life with. That’s what it’s all about.

*Restrictions apply. See store for details.

Fight Like A Girl

Lauren and her momLAUREN & JULIE’S STORY

The last year has definitely been a journey for my family. On July 24th, 2014 my mother got the devastating news that she had Ductal Carcinoma. On August 6th we met with the surgeon and they gave her the choice of a mastectomy or lumpectomy. On August 19th they moved forward with the lumpectomy and were able to remove all of the cancer.

I will never forget the emotions I felt when they took her back for surgery. As we waited for her to come out of surgery we were scared, nervous and worried. Just to name a few. Prayers and strength from God were the only things that we had to get us through those three terrifying hours.

My mother followed with eight weeks of radiation and now takes a pill form of chemo, which she will take everyday for the next ten years.


It’s such a scary word and those six little letters continue to haunt my family.

Shortly after my mom’s recovery we found out that my dad had Stage Four Colon Cancer that had metastasized to his brain, neck and throat. He had to undergo six major surgeries in three months, two months of radiation twice a day, and will remain on chemo indefinitely.

Watching my mother through all of this, there’s not a doubt in my mind … she’s superwoman and a true inspiration! She is a full time nurse to my dad and takes care of him everyday. All the while still recovering herself. I am forever grateful that she is in remission and a 14 month survivor! Take it from me, hug your family tight because you never know when your life can completely change.


Melissa and her momMELISSA & MARYANN’S STORY

Wow … where do I begin.

It’s been such an emotional year. On July 29, 2014 my family heard that one very scary word …


My mom was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma breast cancer. Her life would forever be changed. The next month was filled with tears, questions and lots of research. Then the time would come for surgery, which meant a double mastectomy for her.

August 29, 2014 was one of the hardest days of my life. I kissed my mom goodbye right before her surgery, and tried to remind myself to be strong for her. The walk to the waiting room felt like a long black tunnel and I just wanted out. With tears filling our eyes we knew this was much bigger than us. We had to give it to God. Our faith in God is what would carry us through this journey.

We had lots of prayer warriors that lifted her up in prayer day after day. We are forever grateful for these friends. She had healing complications due to diabetes that would send her back to surgery seven times over an eight month time period. My mom was so tired and ready for the day that she would just “be normal” again. She missed fixing her hair, putting on make up, and even doing housework. These normal day-to-day tasks that many of us take for granted, gave her motivation to keep on fighting.

As determined as she was to get better, her body was just not cooperating. And then there was a light. Finally, after months of bandages, wound vacs, doctor visits, therapy and lots and lots of tears, we can now say she is a 13 month survivor. Woohoo! She is one strong mom and I’m so glad she’s MY mom. To God be the glory!