National Proposal Day Is Your Chance To Sparkle

Are you getting ready for National Proposal Day on Friday, March 20? Being a Leap Year, perhaps you are a lady preparing to ask your significant other for their hand - or perhaps you are a gentleman looking for the perfect time to pop the question. Either way, we have a selection of wonderful engagement rings that will inspire you to create your own new beginning as Spring approaches.

A fine start is this magnificent example below.

Antique diamond and gold ring - stock no. 60-87-796

This stunning and ornate 5 stone diamond ring is set into an 18ct yellow gold mount and featues a delicately carved gallery. This style of detailed scrolling was popular in the Victorian times.

But how and when did National Proposal Day come about?. It seems that a man named John Michael O'Loughlin concocted the idea after a female cousin had been going out with the same man for many years who still hadn’t proposed to her. Mr O’Loughlin in fact chose two times of the year for this holiday. March’s National Proposal Day is the on the Vernal Equinox, at which point day and night are equal lengths.

For something a bit different yet equally impressive, this piece below fits the bill.

Cinnamon and diamond ring - stock no. 60-87-819

Striking and eye-catching ring features alternating rows of cinnamon and white coloured princess-cut diamonds. Set into 18ct rose gold, this ring has a total of 14 cinnamon diamonds and 7 white diamonds and has a wide setting for a more dramatic impact.

A second Proposal Day occurs during the Autumnal Equinox in September. It seems Mr O’Loughlin chose both of these days to signify "equal efforts which is required for a successful marriage". March’s holiday falls on the first day of spring with the exception of Leap Years like this one when it occurs the day after.

This beautiful ring below would be sure to provide a solid footing on which to begin a life together.

Diamond and platinum cluster ring - stock no. 60-06-199

This stunning piece has a delicate flower design, embellished with a 0.36 carat, four claw set to the centre, surrounded by eight, modern brilliant round cut diamonds totalling 0.31 carat, encased within a petal platinum frame. 

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