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Diamond And Jewellery Blog | Poggenpoel

Why I Proposed Without An Engagement Ring

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Jul 17, 2015 10:04:00 AM


On the 28th of April 2012 I proposed to my then girlfriend sans any ring of sorts.

All snuggled up next to a hissing camp-fire the perfect moment presented itself without warning. I always thought I’d at least get down on my knee in that moment- but to be honest I was as overwhelmed by the proposal as Mia was. And knee-dropping without a ring is just super weird.

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Topics: Engagement Ring Advice, Proposing

The Best Time Of Year To Get Engaged

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Oct 7, 2014 1:00:00 PM

A little known, but super interesting fact is that Facebook reports significant peaks in both breakups AND engagements during the Christmas holidays and around Valentine’s day. What does a simultaneous drastic peak in break-ups and proposals tell you? People seriously reconsider the potential of their relationships during these times. So my dear friends, this Christmas someone’s at serious risk of getting a ring on the finger … or just the finger (goodbye hug). 

Engagement Season isn’t a rumour or just a catchy phrase - any jeweller will tell you that the two months leading up to the Christmas holidays are golden. We see great value in seriously considering the very real “Engagement Season” for your special moment…

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Topics: Proposing