Sure, you’ve heard of destination weddings, but how about a destination proposal? Use the opportunity for some quality alone time before the eventual wedding planning craziness begins. And of course, the chance to come home with a great proposal story doesn’t hurt either. Just make sure your dreamy tale includes a ring that will stand the test of time.
Platinum is a durable metal that makes platinum jewelry perfect for passing down your love story to the next generation. Platinum is a naturally white metal that won’t turn yellow like white gold tends to do, and it’s a neutral yet reliable frame that you can trust to enhance the brilliance of your beautiful diamond.
When you select platinum jewelry, you’re buying a product that consists of a metal that’s almost entirely pure. Plus, it’s also 30 times more rare than gold!
We’re obsessed with all the gorgeous platinum engagement rings and wedding bands Platinum Jewelry’s team has brought to our attention and we think your sweetheart will be too. We even produced a pretty little photoshoot featuring platinum rings by Kwiat to show off how truly stunning & unique the jewelry can be (ahem, how incredible is the two-toned ring above?!) Before embarking on your dream proposal getaway, be sure you understand the important considerations when buying an engagement ring. Platinum Jewelry’s Engagement Ring Buying Guide walks you through key decisions such as setting, shape, and style.
Now that we’ve narrowed down your ring search to platinum and given you some information on ring buying, we’ve scouted out seven of the world’s most romantic places for the perfect backdrop to get down on one knee, and even picked out the perfect platinum engagement ring for each!
There’s a certain magic about Big Sur that artists and writers have been trying to distill since time immemorial. Let its mystique inspire you to plan a dreamy road trip along its windy, dramatic coastline. Snap a selfie at the iconic Bixby Bridge, ride horses along the misty beach, or make the trek to Sykes Hot Springs for an unforgettable escape.
For a California coastline engagement, we love the soft, organic feel of this stunning James Allen platinum halo engagement ring, whose oval center stone reminds us of opals found on the beaches of Central California.
With its lush jungles and tranquil white-sand beaches, Bali offers an abundance of stunning settings for your big moment. Sleep above the treetops, stroll the Tegallalang Rice Terraces or catch the sunset at Uluwatu, a clifftop sea temple with breathtaking views. But ultimately, wherever you decide to propose in this magical place, you can’t go wrong.
For a Bali engagement, why not something a bit exotic? This Harry Kotlar yellow diamond Harmonie platinum ring makes us think of the golden buddha shrines throughout Indonesia & Southeast Asia – the perfect reminder of your once-in-a-lifetime engagement.
Relax in the Secret Lagoon, gaze at the wild horses, explore the emerald-hued countryside, stand beside an epic waterfall, watch the Northern Lights. Iceland has quickly risen the ranks to become one of the world’s most romantic getaways, and for good reason— there’s no shortage of charming things to do with your sweetheart.
A vivid green gemstone & clean Scandinavian lines, this platinum Emerald engagement ring by Valani Atelier could not be better suited for a richly green Icelandic proposal.
If you’ve never considered proposing in a cave, why not? The cenotes of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula offer a one-of-a-kind experience that your honey will remember forever. Book a private cenote tour for extra privacy, as the public cenotes can get quite crowded. Bonus points if you swim these sacred waters with a blessing from a Mayan shaman.
Picture getting down on one knee beside an azure lake surrounded by snow-laced peaks. Moraine Lake in Canada’s Banff National Park is just as dreamy as it sounds. Follow up your big moment with a steamy dip in the Banff Hot Springs and, if planning a winter getaway, plan an ice skating date on frozen Lake Louise.
When we think of the ancient mountains & glaciers of the Rockies, we can’t help but imagine a rock that exudes strength & natural beauty. For a mountain proposal, we suggest a strong, emerald cut platinum engagement ring by Brilliant Earth with tapered baguette diamonds on each side.
Let’s be honest — we never really lost that childlike dream of sleeping in a treehouse, did we? Bring your sweetie’s fantasies to life with a stay to write home about at Treehouse Point in Washington State. Hike nearby Rattlesnake Ridge or pack a picnic at the iconic Snoqualmie Falls for extra photo ops.
Don’t mind us for playing favorites – hailing from the PNW ourselves and loving all things organic and green – we think this ethereal, emerald & diamond halo engagement ring by Beladora is a dream for any woodland bride or groom.
We’d be hard-pressed to imagine more of a fairy-tale getaway than Lake Como in northern Italy. Pop the question with a lakeside stroll while watching swans glide through the cerulean waters and cap off your idyllic day with a ride in the Funicular to Brunate for stunning sunset views.
A longtime destination of royals (& practically royal – the lake plays residence to a certain Clooney family), a Como proposal perhaps calls for a ring of lavish style, and we have just the ring. Bound to make a royal statement is this JB Star radiant center platinum engagement ring with half-moon & shield diamonds – swoon!
This post was made in partnership with Platinum Guild International.
A Pacific Northwest-based writer & globetrotter, Brianna has a penchant for the bohemian. Ever the day-dreamer, she can usually be found curled up somewhere cozy with a journal, plotting her next adventure. She believes there's nothing a Tom Petty song and a long, aimless drive won't fix.