This Tasmanian bloke was in it for the long con. He tricked his now fiancée into unknowingly wearing her engagement ring for a year and a half before he proposed, and he did so by hiding the engagement ring inside of her favorite necklace. I’m not the type of person who gets wowed by an engagement. Typically, I think any grand gesture is time wasted that could’ve been spent drinking and betting on baseball. But, I respect this bro’s dedication to the game.
The two traveled all over the world, and the ring went everywhere with them hidden inside of her necklace. His story has since been picked up by news outlets all over the world, with their story going viral almost immediately:
“I had always loved the idea of giving someone a gift where they didn’t know its true value until years later,” Terry wrote in a statement sent to SFGATE.
Terry revealed the necklace’s hidden surprise during a trip to Smoo Cave in Scotland. He asked to borrow Ann’s necklace to photograph it separately near the cave. That’s when he snuck away and carefully cut a seal on the necklace with a small knife.
“Once we got to the cave, I set up my camera on a timer and ran into the frame for the nice photo of the two of us, then said ‘Oh, I’d better give you the necklace back.'”
Terry got down on one knee and broke open the necklace to reveal the ring inside.
Ann reacted as any normal person would, cursing him for putting something so expensive inside of something easily lost. When the shock of getting engaged wore off she hit him with ‘I could have lost it, you fucking idiot!’ And according to Terry, there were a few close calls over the year and a half that she wore the necklace. Once, she almost traded the necklace to a blacksmith, and another time it set off a security alarm at the airport.
All’s well that ends well, right?
Personally, I’m getting a little tired of these incredible gentlemen out there and their grand gestures making life difficult for the rest of us.