Category: Proposal

The James Allen Blog is your new favorite spot for all things proposal!

Get proposal ideas and start planning. Browse our romantic customer proposal stories to get inspired, plus read up on engagement tips.

Around-the-World Marriage Proposals: GP-Yes!

Around-the-World Marriage Proposals: GP-Yes!

Love makes the world go round and we’ve got the aw-inspiring around-the-world marriage proposals to prove it! Ah, the ever-elusive destination proposal. It’s daunting enough popping the question in the comfort and privacy of your own home, let alone in…

Shhh! Keeping the Ring a Secret

Shhh! Keeping the Ring a Secret

With your sparkler safely in the bag, the next crucial step is keeping the ring a secret. Buying the engagement ring is the easy part. Keeping it a secret from your SO is where the real challenge lies. You’re up…

Engagement Ring Shopping: Collaboration Vs. Surprise

Engagement Ring Shopping: Collaboration Vs. Surprise

Breaking with tradition, many couples are engagement ring shopping together, leaving the element of surprise for the proposal. The question of whether to surprise your SO with a ring or include them in the selection process is as old as…

Rebarkable Dog Proposal Ideas

Rebarkable Dog Proposal Ideas

Fall in wuff with these dog proposal ideas… Our customers’ pet proposals are doggone adorable. If your partner is a dog lover and especially if you have a dog in the family, prep an emotional pup proposal! Shop Engagement Rings…

Our Top 6 Summer Proposal Tips

Our Top 6 Summer Proposal Tips

If you’re planning on proposing during the sunny season, check out our ultimate summer proposal tips! Shop Engagement Rings Ah, summer. The season of picnics, performances, frozen drinks, and some of the most romantic proposals we’ve seen. Before you pop…

Destination Proposal Ideas & Tips

Destination Proposal Ideas & Tips

Here’s what you need to know to plan your show-stopping destination proposal! Destination Proposal Ideas & Tips Want an unforgettable way to start a lifetime of adventures together (with amazing photo ops)? Think big with a travel proposal! To make…

Beach Proposal Stories: Sandals & Sparkle

Beach Proposal Stories: Sandals & Sparkle

Take a look at customers who went coastal with their beach proposal. For many, beach season means hitting the gym and going on crash diets to get the beach bods they’ve always wanted. Here at James Allen, we like to…

How to Create Your Personalized Proposal Video

How to Create Your Personalized Proposal Video

Start spreading the news with an adorable personalized proposal video! After you purchase your ring, we’ll email you a link to create a bespoke proposal video celebrating your engagement. Complete with pictures and videos of your relationship and proposal, plus…

How to Propose with Flying Colors

How to Propose with Flying Colors

Before you get down on one knee, check out our pro tips on how to propose like a boss. Our previous article in this series, Buying an Engagement Ring 101, took you back to the basics of ring shopping. With…

Buying an Engagement Ring 101

Buying an Engagement Ring 101

Let’s be honest: we could all use a class called Buying an Engagement Ring 101 at some point in our lives. Some of us have absolutely no clue where to start when buying an engagement ring. “Pavé”? How is that…

10 Essential Proposal Tips

10 Essential Proposal Tips

Planning a proposal? We’re here to give you the answers before you pop the question! Check out these proposal tips inspired by our Customer’s Engagement Moments: Proposal Tip 1: Plan ahead to capture the moment. This moment will be one…

Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry Pieces Under $1,000

Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry Pieces Under $1,000

With the blink of an eye, the holidays are almost here again. Another year, another list of presents to give. While it may be a fun task (it is the most joyful season, after all), the process of selecting something…

Get Inspired by Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

Get Inspired by Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

Everyone loves a fairytale wedding. If Prince Harry’s recent engagement to American actress Meghan Markle is any indication, we’re in for a royal treat come spring 2018. Everyone wants a glimpse of Meghan Markle’s engagement ring. The prince proposed to…

12 Winter Proposal Ideas from James Allen Customers

12 Winter Proposal Ideas from James Allen Customers

Some of us are waiting impatiently for winter to be over, as we shiver and curse the cold air. Then there are those of us who cherish every moment that winter brings, enjoying each cozy second under our fuzzy blankets,…

How to Buy an Engagement Ring

How to Buy an Engagement Ring

You’re about to embark on one of the most important journeys of your life – proposing. But before you even think about proposing you have to first find the right engagement ring. This handy  guide on how to buy an…

From High School Sweethearts to Engaged – Ashley & Noah’s Proposal Story

From High School Sweethearts to Engaged – Ashley & Noah’s Proposal Story

Surprise proposal story Each of us experiences a different path to love. But when it’s right, it’s right. And how awesome is it that sometimes it’s right the first time around?! Although everyone grows together in their own relationships, there’s…

Summer Proposal: Message in a Bottle

Summer Proposal: Message in a Bottle

This summer proposal is for beach lovers or just all around romantics. There are so many different ways to propose – each proposal story is unique, from the reaction of the person being proposed to, to the look on the…

Will You Accept this Rose? The Bachelor Proposal

Will You Accept this Rose? The Bachelor Proposal

How excited are you for the upcoming season finale of The Bachelor? The show’s drama is definitely addictive and has had me on the edge of my seat these last few episodes. I think I like it a bit too…

How to Design the Perfect Engagement Ring

How to Design the Perfect Engagement Ring

There is no such thing as the perfect engagement ring, but there is such a thing as the perfect engagement ring for her. All you need is to put some thought into it, and you’re sure to make the right…

Surprise Proposal Story – What Ends in Olitaire?

Surprise Proposal Story – What Ends in Olitaire?

Have you ever been surprised by someone, and thought afterwards, “how in the world did I not see it coming?!” Despite all of the pretty obvious clues, the surprise was somehow not ruined for you. When we really want something,…

8 Valentine’s Day Engagement Rings

8 Valentine’s Day Engagement Rings

Valentine’s Day Engagement Rings Valentine’s Day is the most popular proposal day of the year; there’s just something extra romantic about proposing on this celebrated day of love and affection. If you’re thinking about proposing this February 14th, we’ve got…

A Winter Proposal – Meghan and Ian’s Proposal Story

A Winter Proposal – Meghan and Ian’s Proposal Story

The Perfect Winter Proposal There’s just something about the snow that brings out the inner romantic in us. Who can resist gazing out the window at the ground blanketed with dazzling white snow, or at an individual spectacular snowflake as…

From Textbook to Storybook – Customer Proposal Story

From Textbook to Storybook – Customer Proposal Story

How often do we miss out on opportunities that are right under our noses? Sometimes the one thing we’ve been looking for all this time has been right in front of us, or in Benjamin and Candice’s case, in the…

A Grand Canyon Proposal – James and Verity’s Proposal Story

A Grand Canyon Proposal – James and Verity’s Proposal Story

A Grand Canyon Proposal A proposal at the Grand Canyon is great. A proposal at the Grand Canyon including a video of the couple’s love story, with a song written and performed by the proposer, is omigod-am-I-living-in-a-fairy-tale fantastic. Read on…

6 Perfect Proposal Ideas

6 Perfect Proposal Ideas

Guys – you’ve decided she’s the one and are ready to put a ring on it. That’s all fine and dandy, but how in the world are you supposed to ask her? There are about a gazillion different proposal ideas…