How to Propose this Winter
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..
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.
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?
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.
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.