Will you marry me proposal puzzle engagement story

Geocache Surprise

One client’s new fiancé recently got in touch to thank us following the collection of her dream engagement ring. The beautiful three-stone-illusion cluster ring (see below) was combined with an incredibly thoughtful and engaging proposal. Her fiancé, Sam, had commissioned her bespoke ring at our Bath shop with our jewellery designer India, and then planned a geocaching trail in order to pop the question at the end.
A gorgegous bespoke engagement ring project with multi cut diamonds

[Above: The bespoke three stone illusion engagement ring with 7 diamonds of 3 different cuts.]

For those who don’t know, geocaching is a past time in which people seek out hidden treasure across the globe with the help of a geocaching app on their phones. The treasures are usually in plastic bags, lunchboxes, or little film capsules as to avoid the rain. This is a hobby that this wonderful couple enjoyed at the very start of their relationship, so it was only fitting that it be part of the proposal to bring them into the final stage of their relationship. Sam’s fiance very kindly wrote in to give us the whole story:
“So, a bit of a back story as Sam and I had a bit of an alternative start to our relationship! We worked together 10 years ago at Virgin in Trowbridge (I used to sit behind him) but our paths never crossed. Then, 10 years later a mutual friend messaged me and said Sams marriage had ended and he thought Sam and I would get on really well.
We’ve had our ups and downs as Sam has 2 teenage children and I have a six year old daughter but we are now what we like to call a ‘blended’ family and we all live together in one big house. When Sam decided to propose to me he asked the two older children what they thought and thats when they all started to plot behind my back!
The evening before our engagement, Sam went off to football as normal on a Thursday night. I was at home with Sams daughter doing her nails for her so didn’t suspect that actually he wasn’t going to football but was going to set up his engagement scene! The following day we both had the day off so we went to my daughters assembly at school and then Sam asked if I fancied doing a geocache trail which is one of our hobbies I introduced Sam to back when we first met. He ‘looked up’ a trail nearby and we set off on a 2 mile wander around Gastard. The final cache on the trail was a bright white bag hanging in a bush by a stile and I thought it looked really out of place as it was so clean! When I opened it, it contained a jigsaw that spelt out ‘Stacey will you marry me?’ and when I looked up, there he was with my beautiful bespoke ring. It was without a doubt the most thoughtful way of proposing I could ever have hoped for.
A three stone illusion engagement ring with different cut diamonds x7
It was only after the event that I realised how many people were in on it! We went to the pub for lunch to celebrate and our children were there ready to meet us, my friends all knew about it and had known that morning in assembly! Everyone was amazing and wanted me to be surprised, it was fantastic.
Thank you to all your wonderful staff who helped Sam, especially India who he says was so patient and knowledgeable and really took the worry away from him when designing my ring.”
We love that Sam’s new fiancé received so many surprises along the way, and had the proposal excitement extended by the congratulating family and friends appearing at the pub! A huge thank you to Sam for choosing Wylde Jeweller’s bespoke service, and to his new fiancé herself for being so in love with her engagement ring.
From the entire Wylde team, we wish this gorgeous couple and their fantastic ‘blended’ forever-family the happiest of lives together!


All items of Nicholas Wylde jewellery can be made to your budget by varying the size and grade of stones, changing the metal or even designing a piece based on the above item. A special bespoke order may take up to five weeks which is made in our workshop. Bespoke items do not necessarily cost more than a pre-made item.

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