What proposal traditions have stood the test of time? | 77 Diamonds

8 Considerations When Proposing To Someone

Proposing is likely to be one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking experiences of your life and the pressure to get it just right is enormous. It’s a moment both of you will remember forever, and hopefully it’ll also be a lovely story to share with friends and family.

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What proposal traditions have stood the test of time? | 77 Diamonds

What to expect in your engagement ring appointment

Your engagement marks an unforgettable event in your relationship, and we want choosing the ring to be just as memorable. Whether you’re planning a surprise proposal to the love of your life or looking to seal a recent engagement with the perfect piece, we want both of you to be over the moon with your choice of engagement ring. What’s more, we really want you to enjoy the process of creating it.

Here we run through how choosing an engagement ring works at 77 Diamonds in an engagement ring appointment, and give you a bit of reassurance as to why it’ll be an enjoyable, stress-free experience.

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What proposal traditions have stood the test of time? | 77 Diamonds

Louise Thompson & Ryan Libbey’s Engagement Ring

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Photo @Louise.Thompson

Over the last few years we’ve followed their relationship through its ups and downs on TV’s Made In Chelsea, so for most of us it will come as no surprise that after two years together, Louise Thompson has got engaged to Ryan Libbey on a recent trip to Los Angeles. With the details of the romantic proposal revealed, and the photos of Louise’s stunning 77 Diamonds ring shared by the newly engaged couple, we are happy to have been part of this special moment and creating the ring of her dreams.

Upon booking an appointment at the 77 Diamonds showroom, in the heart of Mayfair, Ryan was met by Sophie Lomax, Head of design at 77 Diamonds, an award-winning jewellery designer, highly regarded for her fine jewellery designs with titles including Professional Jeweller – Young Designer of the Year 2017 and Retail Jeweller – 30 under 30 Rising Stars 2017. With Sophie’s wealth of experience and passion for designing bespoke jewellery, she worked together with Ryan to create this special ring, unique to Louise and reflective of her style and personality.

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Ryan has chosen a beautiful diamond in a cushion cut encompassed by a halo of round diamonds

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What proposal traditions have stood the test of time? | 77 Diamonds

Happily Ever After: Francesco & Sara

It was a magical autumn proposal in the Italian countryside, with a sunset of a lifetime. Francesco pulled out all the stops to make the occasion memorable for Sara. It was a fly-me-to-the-moon kind of moment for the couple when Francesco proposed in true fairy-tale fashion. Francesco and Sara met in London and are now both based in Rome working as marketing managers. Here is their story.

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The couple in post-proposal bliss, Sara is seen wearing her 77 Diamonds engagement ring

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What proposal traditions have stood the test of time? | 77 Diamonds

HAPPILY EVER AFTER: Brady & Sarah

From messaging one another for months, the couple’s romance quickly blossomed and they worked on building a solid foundation over the next couple of years. After purchasing a house together and having a baby girl, Brady popped the question to Sarah last year with a stunning princess-shape diamond solitaire ring made by 77 Diamonds.  In the midst of planning their winter wedding early next year, read on to learn more about Brady and Sarah’s love story.

Sarah and Brady  share a special moment together after the proposal

Sarah and Brady share a special moment together after the proposal

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What proposal traditions have stood the test of time? | 77 Diamonds

Happily Ever After: Abdul & Stephanie

Abdul Walid and Stephanie Acquaye first met in Ghana. Now based in Rome, both are social workers for the United Nations. After being together for about seven years, Abdul surprised Stephanie with a Parisian proposal and a stunning 77 Diamonds engagement ring. Here is their happily ever after.

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Stephanie was over the moon when Abdul surprised her with a marriage proposal during her birthday trip to Paris

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Our Summer Giveaway – Share to win

With the warmer weather finally upon us, what better time to showcase fine jewellery than the brighter summer months. Whether you’re being whisked away on a European city break, exploring exotic destinations or, like us, making the most of the London sun with a glass of prosecco in hand, summer is the perfect time to showcase your favourite jewellery.

We love seeing photos of our customers wearing their 77 Diamonds, take a look at some of our recently shared customer photos here.

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What proposal traditions have stood the test of time? | 77 Diamonds

Happily Ever After: Altan & Holly

They started off as high-school sweethearts and their commitment to one another has stood the test of time. The couple are now planning a spring wedding which will take place next year. Today, we meet London-based couple Altan Riccardo, who works in Exports and Holly Barker, a Wedding Hair & Makeup artist.

Holly and Altan at the manor post proposal

Holly and Altan at the manor post proposal

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Happily Ever After: Taf & Temi

Every story is a unique representation of love – the meeting, the maturity of the relationship and the journey towards marriage. Two individuals coming together to build a life as one. Despite the hurdles and hiccups along the way, this is their happily ever after. Meet some newly engaged couples, basking in a state of romantic bliss. These loved up pairs have been kind enough to share their proposal stories with 77 World.

Today, we meet Taf Alabi, a Creative Director from London and Temi Bamgbade, an Operations Manager based in Kent, who will be tying the knot in November.

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Taf proposed to Temi overlooking London Bridge

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What proposal traditions have stood the test of time? | 77 Diamonds

What proposal traditions have stood the test of time?

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The sentiment is the same but around the world and from couple to couple, proposing can be very different. The act of proposing marriage has been around for a long long time and still today many of the steps involved are based on long standing traditions. In Kenya if the bride’s family accepts the grooms beads, they’re engaged. In Scandinavia both the soon to be bride and groom wear rings upon engagement and in Ireland every leap year it’s the woman’s chance to pop the question.

Before you ask…

So you’ve decided to propose? Well that’s the best because you’re in love and happy and you’re most likely thinking about how to make this proposal perfect. Your soon to be fiance is the key to this. It really all depends on your relationship and who you are as a couple. If something big, public and showy isn’t your thing that’s more than okay. Make your uniqueness all a part of the proposal. It’s a big moment and will sure to be one that you both remember. If you’re quite a traditional couple, it can be sweet to ask your future in-laws permission before you pop the question. It is a sign of honour and respect in many societies and is a tradition that dates back to the early days of marriage. It’s now a key part of many peoples proposal stories and is a lovely way to tie the bride’s family into the occasion. But of course, this is all circumstantial – what do you think she would love? Are you close to her family? Would your bride think that this is an outdated tradition? Trust your gut and get on to planning the perfect proposal.

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