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How To Present An Engagement Ring: 31 Best Ways

Are you in the process of selecting an engagement ring for your partner? Before you take that big step, it's important to be sure that you present the ring thoughtfully and of course, with romance. 

From scavenger hunts to an envelope filled with memories, we've rounded up 31 unique ideas for presenting your sparkly new symbol of love! 

Whether you're looking for something super traditional or totally unexpected, here's how to make sure your romantic gesture is extra memorable.

So let’s head straight in...

How to present an engagement ring – 31 best ways 

Getting engaged is truly an exciting and special moment.

Part of making it memorable is presenting the ring in a way that truly reflects your love for each other. 

Our fine jewellery experts here at Gear Jewellers in Dublin love to hear about your imaginative ways of presenting our exquisite diamond rings! 

So here are some of our best ways if you may be stuck for a little inspiration to make your special moment something you'll cherish forever.

1. A beautiful flower bouquet

Give her a stunning bouquet with the ring tucked inside, creating a unique surprise as she takes out each bloom. 

2. Write her a poem

Create and recite a heartfelt poem before presenting the ring, capturing all the reasons why you love and want to marry her. 

3. An envelope filled with memories

Fill an envelope with photos and mementoes from your relationship before giving her a beautiful engagement ring as the finishing touch. 

4. Have a picnic

Go for a romantic picnic in the park and as you share your meal, surprise her with the ring!

5. Get down on one knee 

Take her to a special spot, get down on one knee, and present her with the ring. This traditional proposal is sure to be cherished forever.

6. A surprise night out

Plan an evening of surprises that culminates with the perfect engagement moment. Presenting the most sparkling and elegant engagement ring in a champagne glass is traditional! 

7. A family affair

Gather all your closest family and friends together so they can witness this special moment between you two. 

8. Invite her friends too

Let her close friends be part of it by surprising her together when she least expects it!  

9. Propose during a special occasion

You could make her birthday, your anniversary, or any holiday even more meaningful by adding an engagement ring to the celebration. Wrap the ring up disguised as a standard gift and watch her reaction! 

10. A romantic picnic

Pack up a blanket with some of her favourite treats and drinks and head to a picturesque place together. Then present her with the ring you’ve hidden in the picnic basket while enjoying the sunset!  

11. Scavenger hunt

Create a fun scavenger hunt that leads her to the ring as the grand prize at the end! You could pop the ring inside an envelope containing the final clue.

12. Flash mob proposal

Round up some friends and family members to plan an elaborate flash mob dance routine with you popping out in the middle to propose! 

13. A holiday surprise

Take her on a dream getaway and present her with the ring during a romantic dinner or sunset walk. Simply present the ring inside its luxury packaging as a traditional gesture.

14. A game of hide-and-seek

Create an enjoyable game at home where she has to find clues that lead her to the ring. Pop the ring underneath a simple household item for the biggest surprise! 

15. Get creative

Paint a picture, sculpt something special, or write a song for her! Presenting the ring alongside your creation is sure to be unforgettable.

16. Surprise delivery

Hire someone to deliver the ring in a flower bouquet or gift basket!

17. Propose on stage

If you’re both avid fans of live theatre, ask your local theatre company if you can propose from their stage as part of their performance one evening! Maybe stash the ring in a relevant prop before presenting it!

18. Movie night

Create a movie theatre at home, with all her favourite snacks, then pop on a classic rom-com and present the ring when it’s time for the big proposal scene or hide the ring inside the popcorn or nestled in a box of chocolates.

19. Propose at work

If it's allowed, arrange to have all your friends and family gather during lunchtime or after hours to witness your proposal! Hide the ring somewhere wrapped well in her lunchbox!

20. Recreate your first date 

Take her back to the spot where you first met, or had your first date, and propose in that same place. You could traditionally present the ring in an elegant luxury box or wrapped inside a larger box to give the impression it's a standard gift.

21. Launch a hot air balloon

This is one of the most romantic ways to present an engagement ring! Take her up in a hot air balloon for some fantastic views and pop the question mid-flight.

22. Enjoy a picnic

Create a romantic picnic with all her favourite foods and when it’s time to enjoy dessert, surprise her with a dazzling diamond engagement ring!

23. Go stargazing

Take her outside on a clear night, find some comfy blankets and pillows, and then just lay there looking up at the stars as you pop the question! It's sure to be a night to remember! Maybe surprise her with the ring nestled inside her favorite scarf!  

24. Make a video

Get creative and make her a special video asking her to marry you. You can tell the story of how you two met, and capture some beautiful moments between the two of you. Then present the ring at the end tied to a helium balloon!

25. Set the scene

Pick a romantic location and set the mood with music and candles. She'll never forget this thoughtful gesture! 

26. At home

Create a cosy atmosphere by decorating your home with photos, flowers, and other romantic touches before popping the question. Use a pretty gift pouch attached to a photo frame for maximum impact!

27. On a hike

Pick out an incredible view, pack a lunch and surprise her with the ring at the summit of your hike. You could try presenting the ring wrapped in natural materials and adding a pretty wildflower sprig.

28. A dinner cruise

Book a night on a romantic dinner cruise and ask her while taking in beautiful views of your city skyline from the water. Ask the waiter to bring the ring in on a pretty tray. 

29. A secret message

Leave a secret message somewhere that only she will find, and have the ring waiting for her when she does. 

30. On the beach

Make use of the sand by writing “Will You Marry Me?” in it with stones or shells, along with the ring underneath a shell or rock at the end of it all.  

31. Light up the sky

Spell out “Will you marry me?” with sparklers or fireworks to make your proposal extra special. Present the ring after the finale wrapped in luxury materials such as velvet and end with a silver bow.

How to present an engagement ring - to end on

However you decide to present an engagement ring to your loved one, don’t forget to check out our store to discover our collection of breathtaking natural diamond and Lab-grown diamond engagement rings 

All of our engagement rings come in an exquisite Gear Jewellers presentation box and gift bag, with an individual jewellery valuation report detailing the unique specifications of your diamond engagement ring.

Perfect for a traditional way to present a gorgeous diamond engagement ring to your bride-to-be!

Or why not book an in-store appointment at our elegant flagship store on Parnell street in Dublin? Give her an experience she will never forget!