• Include her friends and family in your plans to ask for her hand.
  • Solicit your own friends as well, but make sure it is believable.
  • Take a couple of hours of leave and go explore during working hours.

Proposing to your girlfriend or boyfriend can need a lot of planning and also needs to include a beautiful engagement ring. But what excuses can you give your loved one so you can go and buy that ring unnoticed?

Purchasing an engagement ring without your partner noticing? Sounds almost impossible, doesn’t it? Here are 5 excuses you can use to purchase an engagement ring without raising suspicion.


1. Include Their Friends In Your Plot

Are you close with your partner’s friends? Then include them in your plans to purchase an engagement ring. Ask their best friend to take them shopping, for example. Agree upon a location beforehand to avoid accidentally bumping into each other. Are you still unsure about what kind of engagement ring you would like to purchase? You can save time by looking at diamond rings online with their best friend (after they sneakily find out what style your future fiancé wants). Make sure you clear the search history on your mobile phone or computer after, just in case…
Engaged couple wearing diamond engagement ring - Engaged couple wearing diamond engagement ring

2. Involve Their Family

Are your future parents-in-law allowed to know of your plans to propose to their son or daughter? Perfect! They can help you the best in your quest to purchase an engagement ring without your partner knowing. Let your future parents-in-law ask their daughter or son for help with organising a family party. While they are together, you can buy an engagement ring. Of course, a real family party is being planned, but what your partner doesn’t know is that they’re planning their own engagement party! Talk about original!

3. Solicit Your Own Friends

Maybe it can be as simple as “babe, I’m going out with my mates”. If you and your friends don’t go out much during the day, however, this comment could raise suspicion. But maybe your friend is busy renovating his flat? Let him call you to ask for help. Your future fiancée will have no reason to think you are making plans to buy an engagement ring to propose with. If you don’t have a friend who is renovating, you could let one of your friends ask for a ride or for something else that isn’t conspicuous. Let them call you when your partner is at home with you. This will make everything more believable than when you tell them about it yourself. It will also help to avoid that the friend whose help you solicited will suffer a slip of the tongue.
Engaged couple wearing diamond engagement ring - Engaged couple wearing diamond engagement ring

4. Head Out During Working Hours

Schedule half a day or a couple of hours of leave to purchase an engagement ring during office hours. Leave for work  and return home at the same time as usual. This way, your partner won’t notice anything. Which ring suits your partner best? Find inspiration by looking up diamond rings online. If you already have a general idea of what type you and your future fiancée like, it will be easier to purchase an engagement ring and save time.

5. Pick Out a Gift For Someone

Does someone you know have a birthday coming up, or is Christmas just around the corner? These occasions are a great excuse to purchase an engagement ring under the guise of shopping for a present. If you return home without a present, however, you will have some explaining to do. Make sure the puzzle pieces of your story fit together!

Do you know which excuse you will use to go and purchase an engagement ring unnoticed? Let yourself be inspired by our extensive collection or contact us.
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