The Valentine's Day Proposal Guide

If you’re looking for a romantic time to propose, Valentine’s Day can be the perfect situation to pop the question. Love is in the air, and everyone is taking the time to tell that special someone how much they mean to them, which is everything you need to start that perfect proposal.

There’s a perfect Valentines Proposal for every partner, but first of all, you need to find an Engagement Ring that they’ll adore. Take a look at our Engagement Ring guide Engagement Ring Buyer’s Guide for all you need to know before you make that all important purchase.

To find the perfect ring, your partner's existing jewellery collection will give inspiration to find her favourite style, whether that be classic, vintage or contemporary. Once you have an insight into her current jewellery style, a picture of her perfect ring will start to form. If their current collection is dazzling diamonds and they love their jewellery to shine bright, they might love a Leo Diamond ring, with visibly brighter diamonds. Or do they prefer vintage designed pieces? Our collection of Neil Lane Bridal engagement rings are vintage inspired with a contemporary twist. We have an extensive range of exclusive engagement ring brands, such as Tolkowsky, The Diamond Story, Leo Diamond, and Neil Lane; and luxury brands such as Vera Wang.

Engagement ring prestige diamond brands

A Valentines proposal lends itself to an extra special ring. Why not consider something a little non-traditional? Rose Gold styles would be perfect to match the romantic vibes in the air, as well as coloured stones such as rubies, garnets and morganite.

Engagement ring prestige diamond brands

Clockwise from left:
Le Vian 14ct Strawberry Gold and Peach Morganite ring
Neil Lane 14ct rose gold 0.87ct diamond halo ring
Ever Us 14ct rose gold 1/2 carat 2 stone diamond ring
The Diamond Story 18ct rose gold 1/4 carat diamond ring

If you want to ensure that both the engagement ring and wedding band sit perfectly together, then a beautiful bridal set would make a great choice. In recent years bridal sets have been steadily growing in popularity with many brides choosing to have a perfectly matching engagement ring and wedding band. At Ernest Jones, we have an extensive collection of bridal sets with different styles and diamond cuts which effortlessly complement each other.

Once you have the perfect ring for your Valentine’s Proposal, all you need to do is ask...

The Proposal

A Valentines proposal lends itself to romantic gestures and creative ideas. Here’s a few of our favourite Valentines themed proposals to get the ball rolling...

Spell it in flowers

There’s no grander romantic gesture than roses. Go one step further than just buying a bouquet, and spell out the words ‘Will you marry me’ in beautiful rose petals.

Surprise Her

As Valentine’s Day celebrates love, she might be expecting a proposal, especially if you’ve talked about it before. One way to truly surprise her is to throw her off and pretend you’ve forgotten about the day entirely. Then, at the end of the day, surprise her by getting down on one knee.

Romantic Trip

For a truly memorable proposal, why not take a long weekend to a romantic getaway? On the last day of the trip take her to a picturesque location and ask the question. It will be a holiday neither of you will ever forget!

Whichever ring you pick and however you choose to propose, we would love to hear your Valentines proposal stories. Head over to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages to tag us in your engagement pictures with the hashtag #proposewithernestjones! And for that next important purchase, browse our range of Wedding Rings to complete your bridal look.