A clever guy Terry, from Australia, proposed to his girlfriend with an engagement ring she'd been wearing for an entire year.
This is how he did it:
Terry found a ring he thought his girlfriend Anna would like sometime last year. He made a wooden necklace for Anna in which he hid the treasured item.
Terry gave Anna the necklace on their one-year anniversary and she loved it. Anna wore it every day but Terry was a bit worried about the risky venture.
Earlier this month, both lovebirds travelled to Smoo Cave in Scotland - a place they'd both wanted to visit for some time. Terry suddenly asked Anna to lend him the necklace for a photo shoot. While pretending to shoot, he broke the seal with a knife, and exposed the ring.
Anna was both pleased terrified. After she calmed down she suddenly stopped moving, stared at Terry and said,
'Wait… it’s been in there the entire time?!! I could have lost it you f***ing idiot!!'
Explaining the event, Terry told Metro,
"I had always loved the idea of giving someone a gift where they didn’t know its true value. I also wanted to start doing wood carving.
"There were some occasions where I was really worried. At one point, I thought she was going to trade it with a blacksmith at a market (the blacksmith loved the necklace, and she loved the blacksmith’s work) but luckily I didn’t need to crash tackle her.
"My biggest moment of panic was when we went through airport security the first time. I hadn’t thought about the fact that she might be asked to put it through the X-Ray, which could have very quickly turned into an airport security proposal!"
Nobody wants an emergency airport proposal.
Luckily, the trick paid off; the ring remained sealed and Terry's plan undisclosed until the appointed time.
"She stood there dazed for a second, trying to work out what was going on," said Terry.
When it dawned on her, she said yes.