The mengagement ring
Tradition has it that once every four years, on 29 February, us girls get to pop the question to our lucky boyfriends. And that’s fair enough – why should we be the only ones that get to enjoy the surprise declaration of love – and, of course, that all-important ring? If you’re planning to get down on one knee next month, may we introduce you to the growing trend of the mengagement ring.
The sleek bands are part of a new collection from H.Samuel, perfect for engaged men to wear to symbolise their commitment pre-big day. Show him you love him with one of six designs, made of titanium and diamond (you’re not the only one who gets a sparkler!), starting at £89.99: newlywed crooner Michael Bublé is a famous mengagement ring wearer so he’ll be in good company. H.Samuel say: “60% of customers buying the ring are female, as well as couples buying their engagement rings together, proving men want a symbol of their commitment, just as much as us girls do.”
And if you’re planning to pop the question, H.Samuel have some tips for would-be brides*: apparently 69% of guys would be happy to be proposed to, while 1/3 think the parents should be consulted beforehand, and 60% would prefer to be proposed to over a romantic meal. Better get busy planning that proposal then!
If you’re planning to propose to your man (or even if you just like the idea), what would your fantasy proposal style be? Get sharing in our chatroom. And get inspiration from real-life couples for your proposal and wedding day in our real weddings section.
*Based on H.Samuel customer research of 1000 people across UK and Northern Ireland.