• Woman wears engagement ring for a year without realising it

Meet the woman who wore her engagement ring for a whole year without realising it!

It's a classic story of boy meets girl, couple fall in love, and two years later, boy takes girl to beautiful place, pulls something sparkly out of his pocket and asks her to marry him.

But in a great big, and rather wonderful twist, it turns out that the ring boy uses to pop the question has actually been hanging around the girl's neck for more than a year!

Let us explain. A man called Terry wanted to give his girlfriend Anna something special to celebrate their one year anniversary. His solution? To carve with his very own Australian hands a pendant made of Huon pine, a native Tasmanian wood.

Little did Anna know that inside the already romantic token lay a much more meaningful gem—an engagement ring that would hang, unseen around her neck for 18 whole months, upon which time Terry would drop to his knees, crack open the wooden encasement and pop the question.


"I picked Smoo Cave because it was a place we had talked about visiting since we first met, and 'smoo' comes from an old Norse word for 'hiding place', so I think I get extra points for that one. [When I went down on one knee] she stood there with this completely confused and dumbfounded look on her face, and when she finally worked out what had just happened, she yelled, 'Yes!' and pounced on me. It actually took her a couple of moments to understand that the ring had been in the necklace the entire time since I gave it to her. She flipped out ― 'Wait, it's been in there the entire time?! I could have lost it, you idiot!', which was a hilarious mix of happy and angry. We are hoping to buy a house with land so we can have the wedding at home with our friends and family, in a very relaxed fashion that we think matches us—rather than having a gigantic, glamorous wedding, which isn’t like us at all."

Terry and Anna, Flame Introductions wishes you all the happiness in the world—and we can't wait to see what surprises Terry has in store for the big day!


Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.