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A winter proposal

Posted by Liz Marshall on

Thinking of proposing this winter and need some inspiration? We have put together a few ideas for the perfect seasonal proposal…

The Chocolate Advent Calendar proposal!

Replace a chocolate in her advent calendar with a beautiful diamond ring for a fabulous surprise proposal! Pick a date that is meaningful to you both, or simply place it behind the door of Christmas Eve for a festive engagement. If chocolate is her thing, then this Chocolate Diamond ring set in rose gold is the ideal ring!


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The Royal Proposal

Taking inspiration from Prince Harry’s recent low key proposal to Megan Markle, a simple home cooked dinner and a cosy night in could be when she’s least expecting the big proposal! If she loves the diamond three stone ring Harry designed, then the Royal Radiant is the perfect choice!


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Christmas Day Proposal

For a Christmas Day proposal, place the ring box in a stocking for the ultimate Christmas morning! For a slightly different engagement ring, how about choosing a ruby and diamond ring? We often think of diamonds for engagement rings, but there’s an array of colours you can choose. These Christmassy colours will remind her of that special morning!


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A Proposal on the Slopes

If you’re skiing this winter then a romantic proposal at the top of a mountain would be amazing! Find a spot with the most breathtakingly beautiful views, before presenting a stunning ring. For a diamond whiter than snow choose our top D colour diamonds. This beautiful ring is not only the whitest grade of colour, but is also internally flawless.



New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve marks a new beginning and the perfect time to make that step together. When the fireworks begin at midnight it’s the ideal time to make your proposal. For more sparkle than the fireworks themselves, try this stunning Skye Pear diamond ring! Beautifully set in platinum, with a matching wedding band also available.



For lots more ideas and advice on engagement rings, come and speak to our experienced & friendly team in store. To book a relaxed appointment with one of the team click -here-

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