When our good friend Scott got in touch to say he wanted to pop the question to his girlfriend Ellie, and that he just wanted a proposal ring, I knew exactly just where to start.

I’d known Scott and Ellie for a number of years and was thrilled to hear that he was going to ask Ellie to marry him. Scott had explained that he felt Ellie would want an input into the design of her engagement ring, so he just needed a special proposal ring for asking the big question.

We set about discussing some ideas for the ring over the phone and messages, and quickly came to the agreement of a simple, rustic silver ring, with a hidden diamond set on the inside of the shank. It felt a special design for the proposal, suiting Ellie’s style, and fitting for a proposal ring budget.

Once Scott had secretly worked out Ellie’s ring size from raiding her jewellery box, I got set about making the design straight into silver.

I formed up the ring shank to size, finishing with a light ball peined rustic hammered surface, highly polished to create a shimmering gleam. Then a small white, brilliant cut diamond was set on the inside of the shank once the ring was back from hallmarking.

With the proposal ring complete and safely delivered, it was over to Scott to ask Ellie to marry him. She, of course said YES! And was thrilled with her proposal ring! The design even went on to inspire her white gold engagement ring and their wedding rings which you can find out more about in Chapter Two.

It was so special to be able to design my own engagement ring and our wedding bands with Louise. She helped us with ideas, and brought an old ring back to life with a modern twist, which was exactly what we wanted.