Propose with a Sample Ring

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Propose with a Sample Ring

If the time to propose has arrived and you still haven’t found the perfect ring, you may feel as though all your careful plans have been ruined.

However, you do have another option, one that may be better in the long run. You can propose with a sample ring, and then go together to pick out the perfect engagement ring.

Not only does this allow you to pop the question at the perfect moment, it also allows you to ensure that your fiancée gets precisely the ring they want. This can also be another lovely moment for the two of you to embark on your new life together.

Arabel Lebrusan Engagement Ring Proposal Photo

Plastic Ring

Getting down on one knee and presenting a ring is an essential part of a proposal for many. The ring is often used in a surprise “hidden” manner, such as hiding it in champagne or food. For these cases, a nice plastic ring that doesn’t look too fake is a great option. It won’t matter if the ring gets dirty or harmed in the surprise presentation, and there is less chance that your perfect ring will chip any teeth!

Rent a Ring

If you know that you’ll be purchasing a designer ring from us, we offer the opportunity to rent a ring from our samples.

'You can choose from stunning designer rings and present something that looks gorgeous for that reaction photo.'

After the happy event, you and your fiancée can choose a ring from our limited edition collections, or order a bespoke ring through our customised process. The rental will be returned to our samples, and you can leave with the perfect personalised ring.

 Arabel Lebrusan Sample Ring Collection

View our bridal ring collection here and contact us to rent one of our sample rings

Proposal Ring

Many people choose to purchase a more inexpensive ring for the proposal, choosing something that they know their significant other will like enough to wear for the photos and happy weeks following the proposal.

This ring is meant to be a temporary item, and an official engagement ring will follow later. Some choose to replace the proposal ring right away, while others wait until the wedding day to don a matching wedding set. 


Ring size is something that many significant others simply cannot find out without giving away the surprise. For this reason, sample rings or rentals are a great idea.

You can propose with a sample ring that is in an “average” size, and if it doesn’t fit, you don’t have to go through a costly resizing.

'You don’t have to have the perfect ring to ask your significant other to spend the rest of their life with you. In fact, they may prefer it if you allow them to be a part of the process; after all, they’ll be wearing it forever!'

With the options that are available for a stand-in, you should find it easy to propose with something that communicates your intent and love. When you go together to shop for a ring, you’ll be able to choose designs that match your wedding bands and suit your unique love story.

Arabel Lebrusan Ethical Foliage Engagement Ring

Above features our Foliage Ethical Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring(also available in Fairtrade Yellow Gold and White Gold and variations of gemstones. Click to view the full collection here)


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Love, Arabel

Arabel Lebrusan
Arabel Lebrusan

Arabel Lebrusan is an artist, designer and pioneer of the ethical jewellery movement, with almost two decades of industry experience behind her. She is a fount of knowledge when it comes to responsible sourcing, sustainable manufacture, and the preservation of traditional craft. Her engaging blog posts range from personal accounts of once-in-a-lifetime sourcing trips to helpful tips for buying and wearing jewellery and opinion pieces on pressing industry matters.