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Friday, 20 October 2017

I GOT ENGAGED!

I'm engaged. I have a fiancé. OH MY GOD!

We've been together for five and a half years yet I still had no idea that my partner Sam, had been putting plans in place to pop the question during our trip to Morocco. 
Engagement ring
We've always openly talked about getting engaged and it wasn't until recently that we both walked into a jewellers to get my ring finger sized. The letter K. I remember the store clerk noting down the size for him but Sam said this would be something he'd remember.

When it comes to engagement rings, there are SO many shapes, sizes and colours to choose from, that the traditional silver diamond ring isn't always the first choice nowadays. I think it's safe to say that the celebrity engagements we see in the glossy magazines and on social media, have created some influence over what we ourselves would like to wear. However, not all of us have the average amount of £489k to splurge on one piece of jewellery. Yep according to 77 Diamonds’ latest analysis into celebrity engagement rings, that's the average amount that celebrities splurge on when popping the big question.


I've always been a fan of vintage, so when I'd casually browse the shop front windows, housing all these beautiful sparkling rings, I would gravitate towards the ones that had more colour than just white gold.


One that always popped up was the sapphire stone and I really loved the Princess shape because it's the perfect middle between being too small or too big. My ring, which was from Beaverbrooks has just the one band but has an arch underneath the stone so the front of the ring is raised. A small touch but I feel like it makes a difference.
Flowers and fizz
Sunset
Where Sam proposed!
Sam's proposal came during the first evening of our stay in Morocco. We'd gotten ready (unbeknownst to me that I was about to get proposed to, I opted for red lippy - stupid choice) in our room and then headed down to the beach to watch the sunset. Now typical me, I wasn't in much of a mood to watch the sunset, particularly as it was very cloudy. Yet Sam persisted in dragging me down to the sand from the promenade, as I reluctantly took my heels off. Once settled in the sand, I was actually pleased he'd convinced me because it was a beautiful beach.

The sun broke through the clouds and Sam started talking about how we'd met and how he'd asked me to be his girlfriend on a beach in Aberystwyth. He told me he loved me and that I was his soulmate and that he'd asked my dad a question. At this point, he'd reached into his pocket and pulled out a small box. I cried, he cried, we kissed, he placed the ring on my finger and - well it was perfect.
Couple
With the engagement season in full swing, the most popular date of the year being 1st December, I thought this post was well timed with the jeweller's study into Celebrity Engagement Trends

Maybe, you're currently looking for an engagement ring or need ideas on the types of rings out there that are popular. Either way, there's a big enough market out there to get that celebrity-inspired ring that won't break the bank or require you to take out another mortgage.

Are you engaged? Let me know in the comments below.

*Disclaimer - This is a collaborative post. All words are my own.




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