Category: Proposal

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She Said “Yes, Sir” – Damaris & Sean’s Proposal Story

She Said “Yes, Sir” – Damaris & Sean’s Proposal Story

Damaris & Sean’s Proposal Story People often warn against long distance relationships, claiming that they never work out. Damaris and Sean, however, prove that distance really does make the heart grow fonder. It’s people like them who teach us that…

Magical Disney Proposal Ideas

Magical Disney Proposal Ideas

Our marriage proposals are meant to be one of the most magical moments of our lives. It’s no wonder why so many lucky ladies these days are asked those 4 magnificent words (“Will you marry me?”) in front of the…

Should I Propose? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Should I Propose? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Should I Propose? So you’ve been in a serious relationship for some time now, and started imagining what the future might entail and asking yourself “Should I propose?” Before you pull the proposal trigger, here are 4 important questions worth mulling…

Couples Take the BuzzFeed Engagement Ring Challenge

Couples Take the BuzzFeed Engagement Ring Challenge

The Engagement Ring – to Surprise or Not to Surprise Proposals are still, much more often than not, a surprise. The engagement ring, however, does not need to be. Today, many couples are opting to choose the engagement ring together,…

How To Make Your Diamond Engagement Ring Look Bigger

How To Make Your Diamond Engagement Ring Look Bigger

Whether your fiancée-to-be has been pining after Beyoncé’s mega diamond ring, or she’s more about the proposal than the size of her rock, do yourself a favor and learn a few tips to make your diamond ring look bigger than…

Maldives Engagement Story: Alyssa & Tom

Maldives Engagement Story: Alyssa & Tom

A Maldives Engagement Story All us ladies grew up with that fairy tale image of romance in our heads. Chick flicks like Pretty Woman and Bridget Jones’s Diary had us dreaming of our own movie love. Whether you’ve yet to…

How to Take an Awesome Engagement Ring Selfie

How to Take an Awesome Engagement Ring Selfie

We all know the only thing more exciting than getting engaged is posting an engagement ring selfie on Instagram for the world to see! The thing is…you want show off your precious baby, I mean engagement ring, but you’re no…

Once Upon a Vintage Engagement Ring

Once Upon a Vintage Engagement Ring

A Vintage Engagement Ring I started out as nothing much, A soul unclear of its destiny Waiting for that magical touch To prepare me for the bride-to-be Slowly I started to take shape, As the couple’s love had just begun…

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Diamonds

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Diamonds

This one is for those among us whose life motto is “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and who go to sleep counting diamonds instead of sheep. Or for those who are busy preparing for their proposal and want to…

The Surprise Proposal that Never Ends: Ben & Danny’s Proposal Story

The Surprise Proposal that Never Ends: Ben & Danny’s Proposal Story

Who said surprises end with the proposal? For Ben and Danny, the proposal day was full of surprises. It wasn’t enough for Ben to just plan the proposal – he wanted to make sure the celebrations would continue. A Surprise…

How to Find Her Engagement Ring Size

How to Find Her Engagement Ring Size

So you’ve decided to pop the question? Congrats! The hardest step in proposing is making the decision to do it. Now it’s time to start planning. It all begins with the perfect engagement ring, of course! That’s a whole journey…

How to Find the Perfect Diamond Shape

How to Find the Perfect Diamond Shape

Diamond Shapes: Which One to Choose? Confused about choosing the right diamond shape? Fear knot (pun intended)! We’re here to provide you with info that will make the luminous stone a mystery no more. DIAMOND SHAPES 101 Here are some…

Radiant Red Ruby Engagement Rings

Radiant Red Ruby Engagement Rings

Adorned by royalty for centuries, the ruby, the July birthstone, has fascinated people all over the world and continues to be a sought after precious stone. The red-hot ruby brings out the innermost passions of those who wear it. A…

Get the Look: Pippa Middleton’s & Miranda Kerr’s Engagement Rings

Get the Look: Pippa Middleton’s & Miranda Kerr’s Engagement Rings

You’ve probably heard by now that the 2 beauties Pippa Middleton and Miranda Kerr have recently said yes, both to stunning, yet very different, engagement rings. If you’re dreaming of ‘I Do’ and have been blown away by the celebrity…

Is the Engagement Ring Really That Important?

Is the Engagement Ring Really That Important?

The Tradition of Engagement Rings The story dates all the way back to pre-historic times, when cavemen would braid strands of grass and tie them around the ankle, waist and wrist of the woman of their choice. Today, the tradition looks…

Hawaii Bound – Donald & Alexis’ Engagement Story

Hawaii Bound – Donald & Alexis’ Engagement Story

A Hawaii Engagement Story How do you plan a proposal to someone who never gets surprised? That’s the question which Donald had when he was brainstorming proposal ideas. Turns out the answer lay in their ordinary daily life during a…

Engagement Moments: James Allen Customer Proposal Stories

Engagement Moments: James Allen Customer Proposal Stories

The Ultimate Destination for Proposal Stories We’re excited to announce the launch of Engagement Moments, featuring genuine James Allen customer proposal stories and photos. About Engagement Moments You can get inspired by couples’ proposal stories and view the stunning rings…

How to Choose an Engagement Ring She’ll Love

How to Choose an Engagement Ring She’ll Love

So, you’re thinking of popping the question, but you’re at a bit of a standstill, because you have no idea what ring to buy. Why would you? Did you grow up dreaming of diamonds and princess cuts versus pear shapes?…

4 Reasons to Buy Engagement Rings Online

4 Reasons to Buy Engagement Rings Online

With smartphones essentially an extension of our hands and time spent on the internet continuing to increase, average consumers are already at ease, and often prefer, purchasing products online. However, when it comes to buying a meaningful, personal and expensive…

Best Proposal Reactions: 23 Times She Almost Couldn’t Say ‘Yes’

Best Proposal Reactions: 23 Times She Almost Couldn’t Say ‘Yes’

The Best Proposal Reactions Chances are, you’ve been dreaming of some variation of that moment since you were in pigtails and braces – the moment he gets down on one knee and asks you that magical question which makes you…

14 Art Deco Engagement Rings for Valentine’s Day

14 Art Deco Engagement Rings for Valentine’s Day

Art Deco Engagement Rings Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s making us all feel a little extra affectionate. Love really does seem to be in the air this time of year, and for the true romantics among…

Christmas Proposal Ideas

Christmas Proposal Ideas

Some call it “holiday season”, but here at James Allen we call it “Proposal Season.” One of the most popular times of the year to propose is Christmas; it’s a magical day which centers around being with the ones you…