Terry did well. He proposed to his girlfriend with an engagement ring she’d been wearing for an entire year. How, you ask? Well.
Clever Terry, from Australia, found a ring he thought his girlfriend Anna would like last year. Not ready to pop the question then, he made a wooden necklace for Anna in which he his the treasured jewellery.
“I also wanted to start doing wood carving.”
Terry gave Anna the necklace on their one-year anniversary. She loved it, and wore it every day. But Terry did worry about what is essentially quite a risky manouvre.
He added: “There were some occasions where I was really worried. At one point, I thought she was going to trade it with a blacksmith at a market (the blacksmith loved the necklace, and she loved the blacksmith’s work) but luckily I didn’t need to crash tackle her.
“My biggest moment of panic was when we went through airport security the first time.
“I hadn’t thought about the fact that she might be asked to put it through the X-Ray, which could have very quickly turned into an airport security proposal!”
Nobody wants an airport proposal.
Luckily, the whole thing paid off. The ring remained secret and Terry’s plan secret.
Put a ring on it
Until this month. The pair travelled to Smoo Cave in Scotland – a place they’d both wanted to visit for some time. Terry asked Anna if he could borrow the necklace to take a photo of it by some rocks, and while pretending to shoot it, he broke the seal with a knife, and exposed the ring.
Anna was pleased.
“She stood there dazed for a second, trying to work out what was going on,” said Terry. When it dawned on her, she said yes. But not without a reaction.
Terry added: “After she calmed down she suddenly stopped moving, stared at me and said ‘Wait… it’s been in there the entire time?!! I could have lost it you f***ing idiot!!’
“She was quite a hilarious mix of happy and angry!”
(Previously Published at mirror.co.uk, click here for more)