She Had No Idea She Was Wearing Her Engagement Ring For Over A Year

"She flipped out."

Nowadays people are getting more and more creative about how they pop the question. In 2015, we wrote about a man who proposed to his girlfriend every day for a year, and last year we wrote about a man who asked his girlfriend to marry him with the help of their newborn. Thanks to social media, these stories make their way around the world, inspiring couples everywhere to up their game. 

The latest in creative engagements stars Anna and her boyfriend Terry. Only for them, the surprise had nothing to do with the actual proposal, and everything to do with the ring. 

Terry had previously given Anna a necklace in 2015, crafted with Huon pine, a wood native to Tasmania,  to celebrate their one-year anniversary. 


After she received the gift, Anna wore it every day for a year and a half without knowing Terry had hidden an engagement ring inside of it.

In November 2016, the couple traveled to Smoo Cave in Scotland where Terry finally revealed the secret about the necklace.

Prior to the big proposal, Terry asked to borrow the necklace so he could photograph it on some rocks. Unbeknownst to Anna, he then went to break the seal on the necklace that had concealed the engagement ring.

When he went to give the necklace back to her, he got down on one knee and asked Anna to marry him.

And she said yes! 

Terry told HuffPost that it took Anna a few seconds to realize what had happened with the necklace, "It actually took her a couple of moments to understand that the ring had been in the necklace the entire time since I gave it to her." he stated. "She flipped out ― 'Wait, it's been in there the entire time?! I could have lost it.'" 

Terry explains that the decision to propose at Smoo Cave was also significant because they had talked about visiting there when they first met. Furthermore, he stated that "smoo" comes from an old Norse word for "hiding place" so it tied in nicely with the secret engagement ring.

Whether there will be any surprises at the wedding remains to be seen. The engaged couple are currently saving up to buy a house and hope to host their wedding there. 


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