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Five romantic proposal ideas for Valentine's day

We love a Valentine’s Day proposal story here at Ernest Jones – after all, you’ll never find a more romantic day to pop the question. You’ll be retelling your marriage proposal story for years to come, so you’ll want to make it a good one. Many people nowadays are choosing to propose in all manner of ways – sometimes the bigger the better. So we’ve rounded up our favourite five proposal ideas for you to re-enact this Valentine’s Day.!

1. The Private Proposal

Whether you’re really shy or you’d simply rather the proposal was just about the two of you, a private proposal is always romantic. Get crafty and put together a scrapbook of your relationship using photographs and quotes from your favourite films. On the last page, write a meaningful message such as “the next chapter is up to you”. When your partner looks up, get down on one knee and pop the question.

2. The Public Proposal

Of course, you may be so in love that you just want to shout it from the rooftops for all to hear. Choose a place which is particularly significant to you and your loved one and when you get there, ask someone to take a photo of the pair of you. Rather than posing, get into position and ask your partner to marry you. You’ll look back on the photo of their reaction for years to come.

3. The Holiday Proposal

If you’re planning to propose against a backdrop of faraway shores, make it a trip to remember. Head down to the beach and get to work building a sandcastle. Place the ring on the highest turret when your partner isn’t looking, then catch their attention and watch the expression on their face as you ask the all-important question.

4. The Food Proposal

If you’re a pair of foodies, this idea is perfect for you. Bake your partner a cake and decorate it with an iced proposal. Place the ring on top for the finishing touch and present it to your partner.

5. The Friends And Family Proposal

For some couples, having their closest friends and family witness their proposal is the best thing they could have asked for. Invite your nearest and dearest round to your house and give each person a t-shirt with a different letter of “Will you marry me?” get everyone together for a group photo and ask your partner to take it. When they look into the camera, the message will be revealed.

Now you just need the ring...

Once you’ve decided how you’re going to propose, you’ll need a stunning ring to seal the deal. We’ve got a wide range of engagement rings to suit all tastes here at Ernest Jones. Whether you’re looking for a solitaire, cluster ring, or a bridal set, we’ve got the perfect choice for your partner.

Solitaire diamond

This elegantly classic diamond ring comes on an 18ct white gold band. Ideal for the bride envisioning a traditional white wedding, this ring is timeless.

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Sapphire stone

Give your lucky bride-to-be her something blue with this stunning sapphire and diamond ring. Coloured rings are ideal for those who want to stand out from the rest, and sapphire’s regal style makes it perfect for your princess.

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Bridal set

You don’t get more glamorous than this sparkling double halo bridal set. An engagement ring paired with the perfect wedding band, this bridal set is available in yellow gold and white gold, depending on your bride-to-be’s tastes. Better yet, they're now on special offer.

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Shop Ernest Jones engagement rings now to find the right one for you and your Valentine's day proposal.