So you have found the perfect ring, you’ve spent a lot of time agonising over the best place to propose, but perhaps you want to go that extra mile by making that very special moment in both your lives that little bit different – by placing the ring somewhere hidden. But where should you hide it? Bespoke jewellery company, Michael Platt, shares their best places to put a ring for a proposal.
Inside a cake
Perhaps it is your anniversary and you decide to make a three-course dinner to celebrate those happy years you have spent together so far, and as part of this you have decided that this would be the perfect time to hold the proposal. It might be a bit tricky to hide a ring in a starter, or in a main course (amongst the vegetables isn’t the most romantic of ways to find an engagement ring for most people) however what about dessert? This would also most likely pose the lowest health and safety risk in terms of accidentally eating the ring – given that cakes will need a knife or spoon to be eaten. You can even go one step further and create a cake with a diamond ring shape it in, as demonstrated by The Knot.
In a fortune cookie
If the idea of your (hopefully) soon to be fiance(e) accidentally ending up eating that precious ring and leading to a less than romantic trip to A&E, there are other ways that you could hide it in food without taking that risk. But what food exactly? Well…a fortune cookie! This is an excellent alternative as these are always broken before being eaten, and it also gives you the option to put a little ‘will you marry me’ note inside, as custom for these cookies to have a message inside them.
In a glass of champagne
Food isn’t the only place you can put an engagement ring. Placing the ring in a glass of something fizzy (who doesn’t like a glass of champagne, Prosecco or Cava?) can be a lovely surprise as part of a proposal meal.
Everyone loves to receive flowers, but what could be better than receiving flowers and then also to find an engagement ring inside? You could pop the question by asking them to take a look inside the bouquet of flowers, or perhaps by attaching a small envelope with the ring inside it.
A scavenger hunt
A really fun way to propose could be organising a scavenger hunt. This could be perhaps through giving a series of clues leading to the destination where you first met, or that you both love, or it could be a trail of clues around your home leading to the final prize – the ring.
If you really want to surprise your loved one with an engagement ring, one way you could definitely achieve this is to package the ring inside multiple boxes of various sizes to sow the seeds of confusion. Whilst it could be initially disappointing, the very last box certainly won’t be!