Shhh! Secrets to planning the perfect marriage proposal

Secrets Shhh | Engagement Rings | Wedding Bands

Guys, did you know the most popular days of the year to pop the question are Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day?

These dates are fast approaching and while you might fancy yourself the spontaneous type, some serious planning is involved if you’re hoping for an instantaneous, “YES!” from her. Secrets demystifies the planning process by sharing these helpful tips. Seize the moment, start prepping now!

  • Do some subtle snooping to find out what gold colour she prefers and what cut and shape stone she likes best. Not good at subterfuge? Ask her bestie what engagement ring design her heart desires.
  • Act like James Bond and do some top-secret spy work! Find out her size by measuring the inside diameter of one of her ring finger rings with a measuring tape. Warning! Do not take measurement from her righthand ring finger as it can be subtly different in size to her left.
  • Use plasticine or a bar of soap to take an imprint of her ring and take it to any jeweller to find out her size.
  • Visit a Secrets store and ask to see our impressive collection of engagement rings. Did you know that each exquisite design is replicated in 14-carat white, yellow and rose gold?
  • Now you’ve chosen the perfect engagement ring, it’s prudent to find her the ideal bedfellow – and I’m talking matching Secrets wedding band. Hot tip, get both custom-made at the same time.
  • Allow enough time to place and receive your Secrets special order – approximately six to eight weeks for yellow and white gold; and 10-12 weeks for rose gold.
  • Scope out a romantic location or a place that has special meaning to you both. When is the best time of day to pop the question?
  • Have a ‘paparazzi’ friend to capture the moment on camera or video.
  • Present your Secrets ring box.
  • Have champagne on ice to celebrate!

Still feeling stuck? Here are some of Secrets favourite engagement rings to inspire you!