What is a Temporary Proposal Ring?

Feb 26th 2024

What is a Temporary Proposal Ring?

Are you ready to take the next step in your relationship and get engaged? As you start to plan the proposal, one of the biggest decisions you will need to make is what ring you will propose with. From classic solitaires to stunning hidden halo designs, the options are endless and can seem overwhelming - especially when you are choosing the engagement ring all on your own. That’s why we have created the proposal ring, or temporary solitaire engagement ring, to help you give your partner a surprise proposal and still allow them to be part of the engagement ring decision process too.

What are Proposal Rings?

It is important to understand what makes proposal rings different from traditional engagement rings. Proposal rings, also known as temporary engagement rings, are used to symbolize the commitment of engagement without the pressure of selecting the final engagement ring design. These rings serve as a thoughtful gesture to be used during a proposal but allows couples to choose the final engagement ring together afterwards.

Proposal rings are temporary solitaire settings available with the purchase of a loose center diamond. These 14k gold settings come at an accessible price point around $450. After you are engaged, trade in the temporary setting at full value for a new, permanent setting of their choice. You do not have to be local to Los Angeles to participate in this service! Icing on the Ring serves customers all over the United States with virtual appointments and online orders. All you need to do is contact us after the proposal to arrange the trade-in for your new setting. If you are ordering online, we’ll provide you with everything you need to return the Proposal Ring, and we’ll ship back your newly completed ring free of charge.

Why use a Temporary Proposal Ring?

Using a temporary engagement ring is a great option for anyone who is shopping for an engagement ring and has no idea what their partner's preferences are, or anyone who wants their partner to be involved in the engagement ring decision process but wants the proposal to be a complete surprise. This is a great way to start your engagement season aligned and making decisions together, but still adding a romantic element of surprise to your proposal. It is truly the best of both worlds.

Proposal Ring Process: How it Works

From choosing a diamond, to trading in your Proposal Ring at full value, we've made the engagement ring buying process simple and a way to ease the stress of committing to a final design that she will wear forever.

Step 1: Pick a Diamond

Purchase a loose center diamond. We have a vast collection of GIA certified diamonds, moissanites, and lab-cultivated diamonds to choose from for your engagement ring’s center gemstone.

Step 2: Choose Your Proposal Ring

Select a white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold temporary setting and we’ll mount your diamond for you.

Step 3: Propose!

Plan a proposal that is sure to make your partner feel special and loved.

Step 4: Choose a New Setting Together

Visit Icing on the Ring in-store or online to pick out or design a new setting within 60 days of your initial purchase.

Below is our customer Emily Green who picked up her ring below after receiving a temporary solitaire. She was able to choose her dream Tacori engagement ring with her partner post-proposal! 

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Icing on the Ring is here to help walk you through every step of the engagement ring process. Visit our showroom today or schedule a visit to see all of our premium gemstones and rings!

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