Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Love is an everlasting emotion; according to the oxford dictionary:
A strong feeling of affection
A strong feeling of affection and sexual attraction for someone
A great interest and pleasure in something
Love can be the beginning of a great adventure, and the starting point for this can be the proposal. Asking someone for marriage it is like screaming to the world that you have found the person you love the most, your partner in/for life, your best friend, the person you admire the most, and who you want to share everything with. You are screaming to the world: “I LOVE, and I want to promise and seal my love for eternity, with the act of marriage. ”
The engagement period has always been like a trial time, to see how your married life would be like. In ancient times, it was also when the man started to work and build a house and show that he was ready for an independent life, and that he was able to take care of a family of his own.
We see the proposal as an important part of someone’s life. That is, an act of great impact in someone’s life. Therefore, we consider that the way someone asks for the hand of the person he loves has to be well planned. Also, the gift you present the person with, or the material representation of your love has to be a wonderful one. The idea is to get something that is unique and specific to the couple or to your beloved. Here, we give you four alternatives to the classic diamond ring, which you can always give later on in your married life, as seen in this short film by Cartier (Besides, you will anyways have a ring, the wedding band).
ALTERNATIVE Nr. 1 A DIAMOND NECKLACE.
In prehistoric times, men gave the woman they wanted to create a family with a necklace. This is the oldest “present” or form of engagement there has been recorded in history. Giving a necklace, it is going way back in time, to the origins. It could be a diamond necklace like this one for example:
ALTERNATIVE Nr. 2 A HOUSE
We love the romantic idea of building a house for your loved one, like in the movie The Notebook. We also like to think of the Kings and Noble men who gave amazing palaces to their future wife. You can always buy a nice house and give it to her, where you will create a home together.
ALTERNATIVE Nr. 3 A DIAMOND STONE
You can buy a diamond stone, just the stone! The price will be always better than buying it with the ring. The person you propose to can do her own jewelry design, and use the diamond you gave her in whatever form she prefers, a necklace, bracelet, a ring, and so forth.
ALTERNATIVE Nr. 4 A BOX SEAT IN A THEATER
This is one of the most romantic ideas, which will last for decades. The seats or the box seat in the theater will have her name engraved. You can declare your love to her in this place after seeing her favorite opera or play. This is a place where you can always return, a place to dream, to feel, always filed with lot of emotions, because of the memories of the plays you have seen together; a place that your children and grandchildren will be able to visit and imagine you there.