Deciding where to propose can be just as important as the engagement ring itself. After all, wherever you get down on one knee to pop that all important question, it’s somewhere you will both remember forever.
For those still looking for inspiration, Goldsmiths has pulled together some of its most iconic engagement rings and romantic places to propose with them…
The Princess Cut
Place: Bodiam Castle, East Sussex
Make the love of your life feel like royalty by getting down on one knee to propose at Bodiam Castle. The fairy-tale setting perfectly complements the princess cut diamond ring with its elegant surroundings and serene lake – time it right so the sun is setting in the background and you’ve got the perfect place to get down on one knee.
The Cushion Cut
The cushion cut ring has a strong, modern design and style. What could be more contemporary than the capital city itself? A romantic dinner and champagne for two in The Shard overlooking the sparkling city below is the perfect setting for the modern bride-to-be. Twice the height of any other vantage point in the city it offers views of London that, alongside the ring, will take her breath away.
The Emerald Cut
Ring: Platinum 1.50 Carat Diamond Three Stone Emerald Cut Ring, £9,000
Place: Holkham Beach, Norfolk
The emerald cut is a perfect ring choice for the endless romantic. The subtle sparkler is understated yet elegant, similar to the serene setting of Holkham Beach. As the beach is often deserted you can create a personal, romantic ambiance and is the ideal place to make you feel like it’s just you and your loved one against the world.
The Coloured Stone
Ring: 18 Carat Yellow Gold Ruby and Diamond Ring, £2,000
Place: Kielder Observatory, Northumberland
Choosing to propose with a coloured stone may seem a little unconventional but they are becoming more and more popular. It’s a great way to capture your fiancée’s personality by opting for their favourite colour or birthstone. Of course, such a unique choice deserves an equally unique place to pop that all important question and where better than under the stars at Kielder Observatory? Billed as one of the most remarkable places to visit in the whole of the UK, this public astronomical observatory sits under some of the darkest skies in the world, perfect for spotting a star that shines as bright as the ring you’ve just proposed with!
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