How to Propose this Winter

 
 The  Classic Kelly  engagement ring, as worn by Queensmith client Becca, outside the picturesque Babington House Chapel

The Classic Kelly engagement ring, as worn by Queensmith client Becca, outside the picturesque Babington House Chapel

Winter is coming. Cue the warm cosy evenings, romantically dim-lit interiors and roaring fires - aka, the perfect time of year to propose. You may have set your sights on a winter proposal, to hone in on the festive time of year and make use of all the romance it has to offer - but - how are you planning on proposing? From snowy getaways to nostalgic destinations, here’s where you should propose this winter, and the engagement rings you should be doing it with..


Snowy Getaway

Winter is undoubtedly the most nostalgic and romantic time of year - snow, cosy logwood fires and good food. But there’s often one inherently-wintery characteristic missing in the UK - the snow. Jet off somewhere where you can embrace icy walks followed by a hot toddy or two to warm the soul. Whether you opt for snow-capped fjords of Norway or the blue lagoons of Iceland, why not splash out on your travel there and opt for an upgrade? After all, it isn’t the other side of the world. The ultimate romantic long weekend.

Why Not Try.. Halo Engagement Rings

A snowy getaway is both nostalgic and adventurous, so consider a ring to reflect this. A halo is a great nod to antique engagement rings. Adding a halo enhances both the size and sparkle of your centre diamond, and where better to sparkle than when surrounded by bright, white snow? Diamond engagement rings will look beautiful in the pristine environment. Try Queensmith’s ‘Faye’ for lovers of unusual engagement rings, or the ‘Classic Oberon’ for something a little more traditional.

 The  Classic Oberon  engagement ring

The Classic Oberon engagement ring

 The  Rainer  engagement ring, by Queensmith, in chillier climes

The Rainer engagement ring, by Queensmith, in chillier climes

 The  Faye  engagement ring

The Faye engagement ring


Escape to the Country

City life can get hectic, especially when tourists start to pour in, and Oxford Street fills with prospective present buyers blocking every tube entrance. Unwind with a country escape. The pre-proposal wait can be nerve wracking, and you may feel a little on edge before popping the question, so embrace the tranquility of the UK’s countryside to help you achieve zen mode. Did someone say long weekend to Soho Farmhouse? And.. breath.

Why Not Try.. Vintage Engagement Rings

Picture the countryside: long winding lanes, Downton Abbey-esque buildings, traditional pubs and dainty tea rooms. Imitate the grandeur of the countryside with a vintage inspired engagement ring. From Victorian designs to Art Deco engagement rings, we’ve created a plethora of vintage-inspired pieces at Queensmith. Romantics and lovers of all things past will revel in the beauty of a vintage design. Fans of vintage engagement rings should check out the ‘Rainer’, or why not search the likes of Pinterest for your ultimate antique design to recreate?

 The  Rainer  engagement ring

The Rainer engagement ring

 The  Classic Kelly  engagement ring, by Queensmith, at countryside retreat Babington House

The Classic Kelly engagement ring, by Queensmith, at countryside retreat Babington House

 A  bespoke engagement ring  commission, based on Art Deco design

A bespoke engagement ring commission, based on Art Deco design


Everybody Loves the Sunshine

Let’s face it, we’re not all made for the winter months. Some of us thrive off warm climes, white sand and a good cocktail - and a dose of sunshine can be exactly what the doctor ordered in the gloomy months. Whilst most of Europe may be cool-down mode, the Southern Hemisphere is just warming up. Embarking on an adventure further afield is memorable enough, so why not create the ultimate moment and propose while experiencing somewhere new and exciting together? Propose at the start of the holiday, and forget about the mundanities of everyday life - you’ve got the rest of your holiday to relax in the sun and embrace your time off with each other.

Why Not Try.. Unique Engagement Rings

Planning a long haul trip to propose is quite the gesture, so match the excitement of it all with a ring that packs a punch. Opt for a sapphire engagement rings for lovers all things bright and beautiful, or try rose gold for contemporary engagement rings. Designing a modern engagement ring allows you to play with different diamond shapes, and find which is the perfect shape for you and your partner, from pear diamonds to marquise, Asscher cuts to ovals - the possibilities are endless. Queensmith’s ‘Hayes’ is the perfect twist on a solitaire engagement ring, whilst the ‘Novak’ is bold, bright and certainly attention-grabbing.

 A custom take on the  Faye  engagement ring, using a bold sapphire centre stone

A custom take on the Faye engagement ring, using a bold sapphire centre stone

 A  bespoke pear diamond halo  engagement ring, by Queensmith, on a blissful Australian beach

A bespoke pear diamond halo engagement ring, by Queensmith, on a blissful Australian beach

 The  Garland Pavé  engagement ring

The Garland Pavé engagement ring


There’s No Place Like Home

What’s more romantic than the cosy nostalgia of being around your loved ones during the festive winter months? Spend a Sunday as you normally would - cook a roast, take your dog for a brisk walk, and hey - why not pop the question? We love this causal approach, supposedly Prince Harry’s method of choice, as he proposed to Meghan Markle whist cooking a roast chicken at home. Having your little furry friend around to pose with the shiny new ring is an added bonus.

Why Not Try.. Trilogy Engagement Rings

As an incredibly nostalgic choice, those planning a proposal at home may want to consider three stone engagement rings, for something traditional and meaningful. Meghan Markle’s engagement ring is famously made up of three beautiful diamonds, and lore has it that each diamond of a trilogy ring represents something truly sentimental: the past, the present, and the future of your relationship. Romantics can achieve the look of antique engagement rings with the traditional setting: try the ‘Leigh’ to achieve the style of Meghan’s ring, the ‘Winters’ ring for something sleek and contemporary, or the ‘Lamar’ for ethereal beauty.

 The  Leigh  trilogy engagement ring, using oval diamonds

The Leigh trilogy engagement ring, using oval diamonds

 @ arlominidachshund  posing angelically with his pawrent’s  Rainer  engagement ring, by Queensmith

@arlominidachshund posing angelically with his pawrent’s Rainer engagement ring, by Queensmith

 A bespoke take on the  Lamar  trilogy engagement ring, using a yellow cushion cut diamond

A bespoke take on the Lamar trilogy engagement ring, using a yellow cushion cut diamond



 
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