Category: Proposal

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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

Don’t panic. I repeat: Do. Not. Panic.  You’re about to embark on one of the most important journeys of your life – proposing. But who can even think about proposing when you have to first find the right engagement ring,…

Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Rings

Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Rings

Sapphire, the September birthstone, has been associated with royalty for centuries. The gemstone brings to mind Princess Diana’s famous and beautiful sapphire and diamond ring, which now adorns the lucky Kate Middleton’s graceful hand. Though the most widely known sapphire…

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…

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

Ring shoppers – pay attention! 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…

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

Omg! You said YES!!! And we all know that the only thing more exciting than getting engaged is posting an engagement #ringselfie on Instagram for the world to see! But you don’t want to post just any ring shot –…

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…