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Is my diamond real, or fake?

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Buying a diamond is an investment, so you will want to make sure that what you have bought is real. But how can you really know for sure? Here are three ways to determine whether a diamond is real or a fake:ritani

Sandpaper Test

Diamonds are one of the hardest materials and therefore are scratch resistant. If you rub sandpaper over the stone and it scratches this means that the diamond is not real.

The Fog Test

You can either do this when you are having a shower, or just by breathing heavily on the ring. If the stone fogs up this means that it is a fake. This is because real diamonds do not retain heat so will not fog up.ritani

Loupe Test

A loupe is a magnifying glass that enables you to take a closer look at the stone you are looking at. When trying to determine whether a diamond is real or not you can do a number of things. The first is to look at the edges of the stone. If these are rounded rather than sharp it generally means that the stone is a fake.

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You should also look to see if you can notice any imperfections within the stone. Diamonds are natural so it is likely that you will see slight flaws, whereas fake diamonds are usually perfect as they have been created synthetically.

If you are still unsure whether your diamond is real of fake take it to a separate jeweller than the one you purchased it from who will be able to quickly assess this for you.

If you are looking for a diamond ring visit our partner, Purely Diamonds, collection here. They have an extensive range of stunning designs, metals and gemstones to choose from.

 

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If you would like help planning your own unique proposal let us know atinfo@theproposers.co.uk, or visit http://theproposers.co.uk to find out more. We have planned over 850 proposals in the last 5 years so you are in safe hands with us!

If you would like to propose with a beautiful diamond ring visit our partners, Purely Diamonds stunning collection here.

Credit: Ritani, Wiki, Business Insider

Temporary Engagement Rings

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It’s BLING FRIDAY and today is all about a recent trend we have started to notice more and more temporary engagement rings!!

If you haven’t been given daily ring hints don’t know what ring she’d like (especially if she’s super fussy) then this is the perfect solution.  You can then go together to choose her dream ring and you’re sure to get it right.

So instead of proposing with the real thing how about popping the question with an assortment of other rings we’ve given you a quick run down of all the best options…

(1) The Fake

Just to save the shock moment you may get when you propose without a (big?) diamond ring there are plenty of fakes available.

So when you get stick about getting it wrongno problem you’re off to Tiffanys the next day to get the real thing!

Look pretty real to us! (MochaRings)
Looks pretty real to us! (MochaRings)

(2) The Joke

Caught off guard? If you spontaneously decide to propose and haven’t had time to find the perfect ring there are plenty of substitutes and its a cute story!

There's always a pack of Haribo nearby...
There’s always a pack of Haribo nearby…

(3) The Eternity Ring

If you still want to propose with an amazing diamond ring then this is the one for you she’ll be able to wear it forever with her engagement ring and wedding band.

You can't get it wrong with this! (thediamondstore.com)
You can’t get it wrong with this! (thediamondstore.com)

(4) The Diamond

Bought a diamond but have no idea how to have it set, platinum/gold, thin band or not??

Then how about proposing with the diamond she can then choose exactly how she’d like to wear it!

(5) The Original Temporary Engagement Ring

If it’s also those two scary words your worried about, RING SIZE, then this is a great way to propose!

This ring is adjustable so will always fit and avoid any awkward moments…

HellYeahAccessories
HellYeahAccessories
Just in case she's not sure whats going on...
Just in case she’s not sure whats going on…

Buying the perfect ring can be a little intimidating so a temporary engagement ring is becoming more and more common to make sure she gets exactly the ring she’s always dreamt of!!!

If you need any help or advice on choosing an engagement ring and how to propose then get in touch with one of our Romance and Proposal Planners at info@theproposers.co.uk for expert advice and romantic event planning.

Proposing like an A lister…Part 2

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It’s BLING FRIDAY

Last week we gave you all some great inspiration for popping the question with our post on our favourite celebrity proposals…

so only naturally this week we thought we could give you some of our favourite celeb ENGAGEMENT RINGS!!

(You can check out Part 1 here)

Victoria & David Beckham

Proposing like an A-Lister…Part 1

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It’s Bling Friday!

And who has better engagement ring bling than the rich and famous?

So as all you men are LUCKILY able to enlist the help of expert romance & Proposal Planners The Proposers to plan your entire proposal…

all you need to do is get in touch with us to come up with the perfect idea!

So we thought we’d give you all a bit of inspiration, we’ve found some of our favourite celebrity proposals to give you some ideas of how you may like to pop the question!

In a restaurant

An engagement ring and a delicious meal what woman wouldn’t want this? Justin Theroux supposedly made Jennifer Aniston cry when he proposed at their favourite restaurant, New York’s Blue Hill.

That ring!
That ring!

Here at The Proposers we do lot’s of restaurant proposals but not many people know most top restaurants have their own private dining room, perfect if you want it to be intimate and away from the prying eyes of other diners!

We can even decorate the room for you and perhaps bring in a musician for that extra special touch…

We created this stunning setting for Kyle & Vanessa in the private room of the amazing Beach Blanket Babylon
The Proposers created this stunning setting for the lovely Kyle & Vanessa in the private room of the amazing Beach Blanket Babylon

With all of the family!

Brad Pitt made it a family affair, asking Angelina Jolie those four famous words in front of their six children. Including your families in an engagement is a super popular way to get everyone involved!

That's one big brady bunch!
That’s one big brady bunch!

We think having your family there is a great idea, we’ve done proposals with GIANT minions for the kids and even a magician to keep your young one involved!!

Alternatively how about having your family and friends hiding to wait and hear that all important YES, once you’ve had your private moment they’ll come out and toast you with Champagne!

In this proposal we created in Greenwich Park little Isabella was a part of her parents big moment!!!
In this proposal we created in Greenwich Park little Isabella was a part of her parents big moment!!!

Valentine’s Day

Some may find a Valentine’s Day proposal a bit cheesy, but it worked for Snooki and Jionni LaValle.

Our fave Jersey gal
Our fave Jersey gal

This is our most popular day of the year!!

This Valentine’s The Proposers managed to pull off SIX proposals!!  They were all completely different sizes and budgets one lasted two whole days and one was even in Rome!

Does it get more romantic than proposing in ROME on VALENTINE'S DAY!!
Mete & Bercis – Does it get more romantic than proposing in ROME on VALENTINE’S DAY!!

With Pets

Ellen DeGeneres famously proposed to Portia de Rossi in 2008 with a diamond ring while they were tending to a pet goldfish.

Romantic….
Romantic….

Now at The Proposers we’ve done all kinds of proposals involving pets from dogs dressed up as Disney’s Prince Charming, to  Pony rides through the snow and we’ve even had cats deliver the ring at Dinah’s Cat Cafe!

Just remember animals can be tricky to work with, and they may not always do exactly what you had in mind…we hope Portia’s goldfish did well in its starring role!

How cute is Monty dressed up as Prince Charming in the Disney Dogs Proposal we created!!
How cute is Monty dressed up as Prince Charming in the Disney Dogs Proposal we created!!

On Holiday

A change of scenery can make an engagement much more exciting. Tom Sturridge asked Sienna Miller to marry him by filling a hotel suite with flowers in Paris.

They clearly love Paris just as much as we do!
They clearly love Paris just as much as we do!

We see TONNES of people getting engaged on holiday, both couples coming to London from abroad and Londoners travelling to anywhere from Paris to Zanzibar.  Remember we can help with proposals all over the world (especially since we opened our new office in the UAE)!!

The Proposers have even created a proposal in Iceland!!
The Proposers have even created a proposal in Iceland!!

Doing it BIG

It’s hard to top Kim & Kanye’s Baseball Park proposal complete with live orchestra and all her friends and family waiting in the pitchers!

Kimye
Kimye

But here at The Proposers we do our best to compete with the likes of the West/Kardashians!!! Just take a look at this proposal we did at the beautiful Waddesdon Manor

She said yes!
She said yes!

If any of these proposals have inspired you or maybe you want something that has never been done before, you know where to come for help, ideas & advice!!

We’ve planned over 500 proposal¦created flashmobs in Times Square, abseiled into caves to set up candlelit picnics, scuba dived with marry me signs and even had cats delivering the ring..anything is possible!! Not to mention our 100% She Said Yes success rate!! So don’t forget if you loved any of these proposals and want to get in touch with one of our expert Romance & Proposal Planners to help plan your big moment drop us an email at info@theproposers.co.uk

Our Blog is currently nominated for The National Blog Awards and also Mills & Boons Romance Awards The Most Romantic Blogger

We’d love you forever if you can take a second and vote for us to win The Romantics by clicking on this link here you could even win a free holiday, a Virgin Balloon Flight, £100 Figleaves vouchers and much much more!!!!

Sources: Cosmopolitan, Celebitchy, Mirror, US Magazine, Daily Mail

Our Proposals on How He Asked

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We are SUPER excited that not one but TWO of our proposals have just been posted on How He Asked!!

And both are currently on the homepage this week!

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We LOVE How He Asked a website dedicated to all things proposals, proposal advice and finding everything you need to ensure your proposal runs smoothly…

…Not to mention thousands of real life proposal stories that people submit about how they got engaged!! We often get carried away at The Proposers HQ and before we know it we’ve spent an hour getting emotional over proposals (it’s ok we can just pretend it’s for ‘research purposes’)!

The website’s featured video this week is our very own Disney Dogs Proposal!!!

Check out Aartie & Sahil’s Adorable Disney Dog Proposal on How He Asked HERE

How cute is Monty dressed up as Prince Charming!!
And how cute is Monty dressed up as a doggy Prince Charming!!

One of our most recent proposals which was full of glamour and truly spectacular is also featured on the website!!

Take a look at Julia & Olek’s AMAZING proposal at Waddesdon Manor on How He Asked HERE

Some of our older proposals have also been posted in the past click on the names for links!

Sal & Gassan’s Romantic London Eye Proposal

Gillian & Robert’s Amazing Notting Hill Themed Proposal

Rhea & Peter’s Beautiful Travel Themed Proposal

A HUGE thanks to Stacy & the team at How He Asked for featuring our proposals!!

Go and check out their fab website: www.HowHeAsked.com & If you have a great story about your proposal then go ahead and submit it you never know you could also be featuring on their homepage too!

We’ve planned over 500 proposal¦created flashmobs in Times Square, abseiled into caves to set up candlelit picnics, scuba dived with marry me signs and even had cats delivering the ring..anything is possible!! Not to mention our 100% She Said Yes success rate!! So don’t forget if you loved any of these proposals and want to get in touch with one of our expert Romance & Proposal Planners to help plan your big moment drop us an email at info@theproposers.co.uk

Our Blog is currently nominated for The National Blog Awards and also Mills & Boons Romance Awards The Most Romantic Blogger

SO CLICK HERE, We’d love you forever if you can take a second and vote for us to win The Romantics here…you could even win a free holiday, a Virgin Balloon Flight, £100 Figleaves vouchers and much much more!!!!

Happy Easter!!!

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Wishing you a very happy Easter weekend from everyone at Proposers HQ!

(And a Happy Passover & Bling Friday too)

In the spirit of Easter we’ve found what we think are the BEST Easter-themed proposals!

THE Easter Bunny…?

This guy actually dresses up as the Easter Bunny!!! And the best part is when some random kids approach him for sweets and photos…and the whole time watching we are praying his girlfriend doesn’t walk off before he gets the chance to propose!!!

A Family Focused Easter Proposal

This next video brought tears to our eyes in the office!  You can also read the couple’s full story on How He Asked

Let us know if you’re thinking of proposing this Easter!

We can create proposals and romantic events for any occasion…or for those ‘just because’ moments!!! We take care of everything and ensure it goes without a hitch…not to mention our 100% success rate! So get in touch with one of our expert romance and proposal planners at info@theproposers.co.uk

And Happy Easter!

Our Blog is currently nominated for The National Blog Awards and also Mills & Boons’ Romance Awards ‘The Most Romantic Blogger’

We’d love you forever if you can take a second and vote for us to win The Romantics here…you could even win a free holiday, a Virgin Balloon Flight, £100 Figleaves vouchers and much much more!!!!

5 reasons why British men can’t propose

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It’s BLING FRIDAY and we’ve recently come across some shocking statistics from a 2014 survey conducted by The Stag Company, 1000 married women in the UK we interviewed about their proposal stories and wow were we surprised by the results!

This has made us realise even more just HOW much all you men need The Proposers!!

And so we present with you with the horrifying TOP FIVE reasons why British men just can’t propose!!

(1) British men are too lazy to even get out of bed to utter those 4 important words

9% of grooms in the survey stayed in bed whilst they popped the question!!

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(2) The Brits are a nation of binge-drinkers…

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(3)which brings us on to this worrying find…

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The Toilet?? Seriously these girls said yes?!?!?!?!

(4) British men love cliches

64% of all proposals take place at Christmas or New Year, Valentine’s is the second most popular time to propose.

Here at The Proposers we think every proposal should be completely unique!! Perhaps a date special to the couple or a time completely unexpected!!

(5) Social Media

Proposing by social media has grown by 30% since 2012

No, men of Britain, just no.

So in conclusion, we think some of you men may need a little more proposal inspiration!

You can check out some of our proposal packages on our website here 

Or get in touch with a Proposal Planner at info@theproposers.co.uk for ideas, help or advice on planning your proposal!

It’s National Proposal Day!

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So 20th March isn’t just the first day of Spring (and Bling Friday), it’s also National Proposal Day!!!

We thought we’d share with you just a few of our favourite proposal shots from 2015…

Arran & Callum - A Disney Proposal
Arran & Callum – A Disney Proposal

 

 

 

Derek & Sarah - Our first ever Dubai Proposal
Derek & Sarah – Our first ever Dubai Proposal

 

 

 

Jonathan & Christie Wei
Jonathan & Christie Wei – A Wesminster Bridge Proposal

 

 

 

Mete & Bercis - A Rome Proposal
Mete & Bercis – A Rome Proposal

 

 

 

Serban & Iulia - An Ice Skating Proposal
Serban & Iulia – An Ice Skating Proposal

 

 

 

Raju & Simmy - Balloon Proposal
Raju & Simmy – Balloon Proposal

 

 

 

Kieron & Claire - Our most recent proposal…all the way in Iceland!
Kieron & Claire – Our most recent proposal all the way in Iceland!

You can check out all of these recent proposals (and LOTS of others) here

Wishing everyone a Happy Proposal Day, if you’re looking for anything all over the world then we are the expert proposal planners for you!!

If you love any of these proposals and want to create something just as amazing for your partner then visit our website www.theproposers.co.uk or get in touch with one of our Proposal Planners at info@theproposers.co.uk

History of the Engagement Ring

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Happy Bling Friday everyone!!

Have you ever wondered why it was strange you asked your partner to marry you with a (normally v expensive) diamond ring and where the idea for an Engagement Ring came from??

Well The Proposers have all the answers for you today!

Pre-History –> Start of AD

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So Egyptians were the first to introduce wearing rings on the third finger of their left hands

…and it was because it was believed to be connected directly to the heart!!!

Up to the 1800s

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Looks like we have Archduke Maximilian of Austria to thank for our diamonds after being one of the FIRST to propose with a diamond engagement ring of course here at The Proposers what we really want to know is how he popped the question!!

We’re glad we aren’t Victorian jewellery from human hair?! No thanks!

19th Century

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Here’s where the diamonds start being supplied and becoming affordable what we like to see!

We have a lot to thank Tiffanys for!

To Present Day

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Wow we had no idea that more than a third of men spend 2 months salary on engagement rings lucky girls!!!

So there you go the history of the Engagement Ring!! And along the way we even found out a few facts…

  • Did you know the word diamond comes from the greek word ‘adamant’ which means invincible!
  • The most popular diamond shape is the round brilliant cut

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  • The most famous engagement ring is Kate
  • which was originally given to Diana by Prince Charles (now we’re sure you already knew this and it was only Daniella who had no idea and only found out while researching this post to the shock of everyone else at Proposers HQ – whoops)

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So now you know all about the engagement ring you just need help popping the question!!!

So get in touch with The Proposers, the UK’s number 1 proposal planner at info@theproposers.co.uk for advice and ideas for your dream proposal.

Thanks to Martin Cummings, Director & Owner of Perfect Rings (who specialise in beautiful diamonds and ENGAGEMENT RINGS) for content.

Danny Dyer’s Proposal

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We told you all about our six proposals this valentine’s day..

…but turns out there was another!

Danny Dyer and his long-term gorgeous girlfriend Joanna Mas also got engaged,

But get this, she proposed to him!

Showing off the ring!
Showing off the ring!

Danny said “‘It was a complete bolt out of the blue but I’m so glad she did it because I don’t think I could have taken the rejection. I love the fact Jo proposed.”

Unfortunately it wasn’t too long before Katie Hopkins decided to get involved…

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However here at The Proposers we definitely think more women should be popping the question and now with the next leap year coming up we are super excited to get some women like Joanna coming to us for help proposing!!!

A huge congratulations to Danny & Joanna…

..,and meanwhile bring on Feb 29th #girlpower

If this has inspired any of you women (and men of course) and you want any advice or help with proposing then get in touch with us at info@theproposers.co.uk

Sources: MailOnline

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