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Published on 2nd April '20

marriage proposal ring for your engagement

Over the last few years we’ve seen an increasing number of clients at The Proposers wish to propose with ‘temporary’ or ‘placeholder’ engagement rings and it’s a super concept for many thoughtful reasons.

With the life-changing and global impact of Covid-19 unfortunately set to continue for sometime, couples are rightly hesitant to spend a large chunk of their pay cheque or savings on a real diamond or luxury piece right now so here’s our top tips on how to navigate the world of creative engagement rings.

Why Placeholder Engagement Rings Are Genius All Year Round

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1. Saves time and money

Saving time and money in the short-term means that you can focus on what’s really important. Buying an engagement ring is a big deal and you can save a whole lot of financial worry and hours of agonising by initially buying a cheaper alternative. £30-£300 is a great price-point for placeholder rings and saves you weeks of potential headache. And when it comes to creating the real deal to last a lifetime, you can enjoy that process together later without the stress.

2. Supports independents

While everyone’s working from home, our trusty and creative hand-makers are too! PLUS when you buy from an independent jeweller, a REAL person does a HAPPY Dance….

3. Easy to buy Online during Social Distancing

There’s thousands of jewellers you can buy ready-made pieces from online, and especially Etsy! Be sure to look at the Returns Policies if you’re at all worried. And you know what, they’re so gorgeous you might not need another ring after all? AMEN to that!

4. You can be a bit more creative than you usually would...

Buying a temporary ring means it can be completely different to a forever engagement ring. Think of it as a piece of costume or normal jewellery, as chances are your partner will want to wear it on the other hand, even if you invest in another piece later on...

5. Always a treasure!

Just because you might invest in a more expensive longer term ring in the future doesn’t mean the ring you propose with won't be special. In fact it’ll be even more of a keepsake to remind you of that special day. 

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Our Favourite Temporary Engagement Rings

We've scoured the internet to find the best placeholder engagement rings from some amazing independent designers for you. Here are 5 of our favourites...

Sophie Page @ KoKo Jewellery Shop - Raw Rose Quartz ring, raw gem, rough gemstone, Semi precious stone, Rose Quartz jewellery, Sterling silver, Love ring, Size 60 / R-S / 9-9.5

Etsy £37.50

Monica Vinader Nura Mini Teardrop Stacking Ring

Alya Personalised 14k Rose Gold Engagement Ring - Pearl Engagement Ring - Diamond Engagement Ring - Dainty Ring - Pearl Jewelry - 14k Gold Ring - Pearl Ring

Etsy - £409.77

Sapphire engagement ring option for your proposal

Orsatis Blue sapphire engagement ring Solitaire, rhodium-plated sterling wedding ring, wedding ring, wedding anniversary

Etsy - £51.72

placeholder engagement ring suggestion Swarovski

Silver Marquise and Swarovski CZ Solitaire / Engagement Ring / Statement Ring /

Dress Ring - £60.00

Etsy £60

Let us plan your Proposal

We've planned over 2,000 marriage proposals, and have a 100% YES success rate! Want us to help you to plan proposal? Speak to one of our experts proposal planners now.

In light of recent events surrounding the Coronavirus, we're still open for business. If a proposal at home isn't what you're looking for, we can still help you to plan your proposal via virtual consultations NOW so that all you have to do is set a date when we're back to normal. Contact our team to find out more about how we can help plan your proposal.


Written by Rowena Cumner (Agent Engagement)


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