You’ve picked out the perfect ring, planned the perfect proposal, and now you just need to wait until that perfect day! But what do you do until then, how do you keep one of the biggest secrets from your partner, a secret? When you think about proposing, you’re most likely thinking about the diamond ring and your bride-to-be’s face when she sees what you’ve picked out. Often, we forget about the engagement ring box that holds — and conceals — this special piece, but it’s an important part. No matter what type of proposal you choose to do, on the slopes, at the park, during the holidays surrounded by family and friends, the box you hold this ring in is an integral part of keeping your ring safe until the big day!
Every Clean Origin ring comes in a low profile box made of eco-friendly paper, that will discreetly fit inside your pants or jacket pocket. This pocket engagement ring box, much like our diamonds, reflects an important part of our mission. Creating a beautifully made, sustainable, and eco-friendly piece made to last a lifetime. If you purchase a loose diamond, it is secured within an elegant Clean Origin suspension box. Suspended within a transparent window, your diamond will appear to be floating. Velvet engagement ring boxes are also a classic favorite. The soft velvet adds a nice feminine touch to the diamond or gemstone inside!
Hide The Ring!
The last thing you want before a big proposal is for your significant other to discover the ring before you pop the question! You want to make sure wherever you choose to hide the ring, it’s in a safe and clean spot. You don’t want to hide it in your car or inside the water tank of a toilet, gross! We’ve gathered the best spots to hide an engagement ring!
Go Where She Won’t
If you live with your partner, this can be extra tricky, but if there’s a place in your home that your significant other rarely ventures, that could be the spot! Take the garage or a place where you keep tools, gear, equipment, etc. Is there a tool chest she’d never look? If you play video games, hide the engagement ring box where you have your gaming gear. Listen to music? You can hide the ring in a CD case or behind some records. If you have a spot where you keep out of season clothes that she won’t touch for a few months, that could work also. Play an instrument? Hide it inside the case. Have a secure drawer at your office or place of work? That could also be a good place where she’s sure not to go without you nearby.
Friends And Family
You could also rely on a very trustworthy friend or family member, and ask them to hold on to the ring if you know exactly where they put it and you’re able to retrieve the ring easily. The idea is to think of places she rarely looks or goes, and it’s very important that it’s not too crazy of a place that you yourself will forget where it’s hidden!
Keep It Hidden On The Big Day
The day has finally arrived! But now, where can you hide the ring on yourself that is secure and discrete? This will depend a lot on where you’re planning to propose. If you’re at home, it’s easy to grab the ring from its hiding place and tuck it away somewhere before the proposal. However, if you’re going out to a restaurant or anywhere else where you might be dressing up, make sure you have a jacket or coat pocket that can securely hold the box.
If a jacket is out of the question (hello summer proposals), we love innovative ideas such as The Box Socks. Basically, these socks contain a pocket that fits a very slim engagement ring box. The engagement ring box sits securely in the sock until you’re ready to get down on one knee and (very smoothly) pull it out! A great design, and an easy way to keep your proposal a surprise!
One thing we do not recommend is to carry the ring around on its own. As Kim Kardashian showed us, dropping a diamond into the ocean is way too easy and almost impossible to retrieve. Imagine how hard you’d kick yourself if you lost the ring before you could even propose?! Take your time, think ahead, and get a friend or family member involved if need be — you’ll thank yourself in the long run.
Unique Engagement Ring Boxes
You can get very creative with your engagement and wedding ring boxes. A custom ring box that goes with the decor of your home might encourage your love to save it and put it on display. A velvet ring box is a popular and luxurious option. You could get it custom-made in their favorite color. Another personalized option is a wooden ring box. With this idea, you can dress it up with paint and a polished finish, or add a romantic touch by carving your initials in. A glass ring box and a unique geode ring box are also beautiful options that are sure to impress your love when you get down on one knee.
Save the Engagement Ring Box
It’s also important to hold onto your engagement ring box after the proposal, as well. The box is a place to keep the ring when she’s not wearing it, to ensure that it is protected. Your engagement ring shouldn’t be floating around a jewelry box or sitting next to a bathroom sink. Too often we hear of new brides losing their engagement rings, as some switch to wearing their wedding band day-to-day, and they forget to place it back in a secure box. While it may be sparkly, it’s still small. An important habit to make, when the ring isn’t on, it goes in the box. Keeping the box is also important when you want to bring your ring in for a cleaning or resizing. An extra layer of security, and a place for the jeweler to keep your ring safe when the appointment is over. When you travel, bringing the box along isn’t a bad idea either! Keeping the ring in its own spot, and not in a bag or box with other jewelry, will keep it looking new, longer! You want to avoid your ring hitting other objects to avoid damage.
It might seem obsolete compared to the diamond ring you’ve purchased, but it can be extremely helpful in the long run.