This time of year my Facebook timeline seems to be full of wedding pictures and lucky ladies gushing about that special day. It got me thinking how the grooms always appear a little more private and don’t often share the secrete to their proposal success.

Since English men are quintessentially private about their love lives, I went to the man who knows a thing of two about marriage proposals, Diamond jeweler to the stars Vashi Dominguez and asked for some expert tips on how to propose like an iconic English Gent.

Delve into the unknown.

Wow your future fiancé from the start by picking her up in a flash sports car (no one will know you had to hire it). In a super slick suit, order martinis “shaken, not stirred” from luxury hotel, Shangri-La at The Shard is perfect. Gently sip your drinks on the 35th level floor, before marvelling at the breath-taking views of vibrant London city life. On level 52, take a dip together in the hotel’s indoor infinity pool and as you romantically dry off together at the end of the evening, get down on one knee with’s Tapered Halo Diamond Engagement Ring. It’s sure to whisk Bond Girls from Eva Green to Halle Berry off their feet!image

Round Cut 0.71 Carat Tapered Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 18k White Gold, £1822



Take a trip over the pond to Washington with your loved one and visit the largest library in the world – D.C.’s Library of Congress. Although you’re not technically allowed to take out books here (unless you’re a high ranking American official) you can bask in the culture, science, philosophy and history together. Once you tire of words, the nearby Botanic Garden, which houses exotic plants and a glass-domed conservatory, will provide the backdrop of her dreams for this intellectual proposal. Treat her to a traditional Round Cut Diamond Engagement Rings with dazzling side stones to excite her glamorous side.

Round Cut 0.65 Carat Side Stones Engagement Ring in Platinum, £1917


Even when executing one of the most important moments in your life, you’re still the funny guy. Drive to the seaside in, in a bright green mini car of course, and delight in a picnic near the gentle waves… without comic disaster. Amongst the finger food and champagne, she’ll discover the lavishly packaged offering. You’re a colourful pair, so brighten the classic diamond proposal with beautiful blue sapphires. To begin the celebrations come evening, why not visit a comedy club to continue the tears of joy?
Round Cut 0.45 Carat Blue Sapphire Side Stone Engagement Ring in 18k White Gold, £1537