Ten years ago, to celebrate Easter, somebunny named John Muggenborg gave his gorgeous girlfriend Olivia an egg-gagement ring.
I love the egg-hunt story, which John shared in a comment on an Instagram post I did last year.
Happy egg-gagement-versary, John and Olivia! By the way, this the only time I agreed to do a temporary setting for an engagement ring! I put the diamond in a ready-made, factory-produced setting for the proposal.
After the question was popped, I designed the ring that Olivia wanted.
If John — Olivia’s fancy Easter bunny — hadn’t been my longtime jewelry photographer, I never would have made an exception to my rule against temporary settings. You can find out why I don’t like placeholder rings or surprise designs by reading my 2010 post about the ring.
For other gentlemen (or ladies!) with an eye on an engagement-ring surprise, I can assure you that the best surprises are all about the timing rather than the ring itself. Here are two examples of rings made to the brides’ specifications that still wowed the women who received them:
- Lori wrote, “I was shocked and kinda didn’t believe it was happening.”
- Abigail said, “I was so surprised and overwhelmed with joy, I said ‘Yes!’ and burst into tears.”
Trust me! I mean, literally, trust me … because I’ve probably participated in more proposals than the average person. You don’t have to risk giving someone a ring s/he doesn’t like to create a thrilling moment. I have many ring-giving tricks up my sleeve.