Temporary Engagement Rings: The Best Proposal Rings to Pop the Question

Want to propose but choose the engagement ring together? We've picked our favourite placeholder rings to propose with!

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Proposing is probably quite scary. Even if you have an awesome proposal idea, people will look at you and your partner might say no or – eek – they might say yes but secretly hate the engagement ring that’s been picked for them.


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There’s a lot of pressure. So why not propose with a temporary engagement ring? We’ve rounded up our favourite ‘placeholder’ engagement rings that can be used for the proposal and keep your real engagement ring’s place on your finger warm until you’ve found it.

Silver and Cubic Zirconia Ring – Ernest Jones

We adore the fairytale look of this silver and cubic zirconia cushion cut ring from Ernest Jones. If your other half adores the style then you could have the real ring made to this design.

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Love Heart Ring – Chupi

This signature design from Irish jewellery brand Chupi comes in gold or gold plated and is the perfect way to show your other half you love them before going engagement ring shopping together.

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Rose Gold Love Knot Ring – Kirsty Taylor Goldsmiths

We love the romantic nod to tying the knot this ring from Kirsty Taylor Goldsmiths has. Choose from rose gold, yellow gold or white gold, your other half will adore it.

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Love and Be Loved Sterling Silver Ring – Ernest Jones

This Love and Be Loved sterling silver ring from Ernest Jones features two interlocking hoops, a perfect romantic style that you could use to propose to your partner before you go ring shopping together.

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Silver Bobble and Twinkle Ring – Frilly by Lily

This glittering temporary engagement ring from Frilly by Lily is made from silver and white gold featuring a tiny twinkling diamond in the centre. It’s the perfect budget friendly option if you want your temporary engagement ring to have some added sparkle.

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Red Heart Ring – Swarovski

This rhodium plated band from Swarovski features a red heart-shaped crystal, making it ideal for a romantic proposal. Once you have chosen your official engagement ring, this ring could be worn on the other hand as a romantic reminder of your proposal.

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Marry Me Ring – Ellie Stickland

The aptly named Marry Me ring from Ellie Stickland is a pretty heart ring available with a sterling silver, yellow gold or rose gold heart in the centre. You can also add a ‘Marry Me’ box to your order.

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Sunshine Ring – Swarovski

We can’t help but smile when we see the vibrant sunshine ring from Swarovski. A centre crystal is surrounded by beams of crystals that capture the light. We think this is a perfect proposal ring.

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Skinny Gold and Blue Sapphire Ring – Alexandra Flynn Jewellery

This skinny gold ring from Alexandra Flynn Jewellery has a single sapphire in the centre – it would be perfect for September brides who have a sapphire birthstone or to then be worn on the other hand on the big day as a something blue.

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Luckily Ring – Swarovski

The great thing about choosing a temporary engagement ring is that you can really have fun with the design. The rose gold plated luckily ring from Swarovski has a quirky style with clear and blue crystals.

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Birthstone Ring – Chupi

This solid gold ring from Chupi can be made even more personal with the addition of your other half’s birthstone. If your partner was born in May then this gold and emerald design is the one for you.

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Attract Ring – Swarovski

If you want your temporary engagement ring to replicate the look and style of a real engagement ring then this gold plated and crystal design from Swarovski is perfect for recreating a traditional look.

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Wooden Proposal Ring – Create Gift Love

Make it known from the second you propose that the engagement ring is just a placeholder by using this wooden proposal ring from Create Gift Love – it can even be personalised with your loved one’s name.


If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect ring to pop the question with, make sure you read our edit of alternative engagement rings for more inspiration.