The chances are that the day you propose will be one of the biggest days of your life so far. So much effort goes into a proposal that it can be really difficult to know where to start when planning something that’s perfect for your special someone. The main two things to consider are often the ring itself, and where you’re going to pop the question. An increasing number of people now choose to go for a destination proposal, especially to locations where they can rely on the surroundings for additional ‘wow’ factor. Here we take a look at some of the most popular proposal destinations of 2022, and the perfect styles of engagement ring to match the vibe of each place.
For romance lovers, there really is no better place to propose than Italy. Whilst the majority fo the country is filled with charming and beautiful destinations that ooze romance, there are many reasons that Venice has been dubbed ‘the city of love’ for generations. A destination like no other around the world, its reputation for romance is unsurprising given the picturesque backdrops, secluded canal spaces and cosy corners, not to mention it being the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – arguably the most romantic plays of all time. A Venice proposal goes hand in hand with a more classic style of engagement ring that’s in keeping with the romantic theme of the surroundings. The perfect pairing would be a classic diamond solitaire ring, or a delicate and feminine style of ring with a halo.
New York, USA
If your intended is more of a city lover, the hustle and bustle of New York sets a completely different tone. Although the city that never sleeps is famously amongst the busiest in the world, there are still many romantic places to ask the most important question of your life. Central Park, Grand Central station and even the top of the Empire State Building overlooking views of the stunning New York skyline are all amongst the most popular choices for proposal locations. Naturally, art deco engagement rings are a fantastic choice for New York proposals, with the city having played a huge part in the original popularity of the art deco style. Many of the most popular buildings throughout the city have been built following themes of art deco design, including the Empire State Building itself. This style of architecture flourished in New York city in the 1920s and 1930s and is still evident today both centrally and around all five boroughs of the city.
Svalbard may seem like an alternative location for a proposal, but this Nordic location is surprisingly romantic. One of the best places to get a great view of the Northern Lights, Svalbard’s popularity is quickly on the up, and it has become a firm favourite for those looking for a lesser known and more quirky proposal destination. With such a unique destination must come an equally unique ring. Beautiful ruby and vintage emerald rings make a perfect choice for alternative prospective brides, rather than the standard diamond solitaire.