When He Puts A Ring On It: 6 Unusual Celebrity Engagement Stories


Getting engaged is without a doubt, one of the most exciting occasions in any couple’s life. Once the nerves and anticipation and expectations are under control, it’s onto delighted faces, squeals of excitement and the clinking of champagne glasses.

How the proposal plays out is of course the design of the ‘to-be’ groom, who plots and plans for months in advance to make sure the big question is perfectly popped – and favourably answered.

Besides the proposal’s location and setting (cosy restaurant, scenic lookout, or if you’re a celebrity – an igloo, private plane, or on safari), let’s face it – the engagement ring itself is kind of a big deal too!

If you’re in the mood for romance – or perhaps even better, you detect a proposal is coming your way, we’ve compiled our favourite celebrity proposal stories that are memorable for their over-the-top surprises, crazy locations and epic proportions.

Click through to read these stories for yourself – whilst taking a peek at the rings we think suit each couple from the bridal selection at Michael Hill!

amal and george clooney

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#1 – George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

Whilst you’d assume anything that George Clooney organised would be as smooth and flawless as the man himself, his proposal to Amal was anything but. As the story goes, the normally perfectly-poised Amal just couldn’t sit still long enough for him to pop the question.

When she finally decided to pay attention, Clooney asked her to light a candle with a box of matches (the ring was enclosed inside). Slow to catch on, Amal’s reaction wasn’t the elated reaction George had been hoping for, she simply said “It’s a ring” (But his disappointment was short lived as Amal quickly followed up with the all-important “YES”.)

We think Amal would love:

Sir Michael Hill Designer Grand Allegro 2 Carat Engagement Ring


We think George would love:

michael hill engagement ring - george clooney

Wedding Band in 10ct White Gold


This story is sponsored by Michael Hill though all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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