£95 Proposal ring allows couples to choose engagement ring together
Christopher Wharton, goldsmith and owner of Wharton’s jewellers, has designed a special Proposal ring to remove the risk of grooms choosing the wrong ring.
The classic solitaire-style ring was dreamt up by Wharton after hearing several stories of gents using everything from ring-shaped jelly sweets to beer can pulls to propose.
The Proposal ring service allows grooms-to-be to purchase the £95 silver and simulated diamond ring as a stand-in when popping the question. It can then be returned and used against the price of the actual engagement ring.
“It is a lot of pressure for the man to get the right ring to propose with” says Wharton. “Choosing the right ring can determine the outcome of the proposal, whereas our Proposal ring removes any risk of getting it wrong. You’d be surprised how many stories we hear about ‘dummy’ or ‘stunt’ rings being used."
The Proposal ring has been designed to look like a diamond and platinum engagement ring, and is engraved with the words ‘Marry Me’. After the proposal, the couple can return the ring to Wharton’s St Albans or Cambridge stores and choose an engagement ring together.
The ring costs £95 and when returned entitles the couple to 10% off the price of the chosen engagement ring and a full refund of the purchase price of £95. The service also allows the groom to notify the shop of his budget, thus eliminating any embarrassing moments when choosing the ring with his bride-to-be.
Wharton added: “The Proposal ring service offers the couple the chance to choose the engagement ring together whilst enjoying a romantic glass of Champagne. It’s far more attractive than a Hula Hoop and gets you a generous discount off your eventual ring selection. We expect the Proposal ring to really take off; it’s a great service and really answers a need.”