‘Her dream engagement ring’: Man proposes to GF with a ring that he hid for over 3 years

  • A man proposed to his girlfriend with a ring that he had been safekeeping for three and a half years
  • On Twitter, Elan Gale shared that he and Molly were relishing a trip as a new couple when she saw an emerald ring in a vintage jewelry shop and put it on her finger
  • She told him to find something like that ring if he would ever propose to her one day

Elan Gale’s then-girlfriend Molly found her dream engagement ring during one of their first trips together as a couple — she never thought it would be hers when the right time comes.

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On Twitter, Elan shared that he just proposed to Molly with a ring that he had been safekeeping for her for three and a half years. Narrating their story, Elan recalled how he and Molly were relishing a trip as a new couple when she saw an emerald ring in a vintage jewelry shop and put it on her finger. She told him to find something like that ring if he would ever propose to her one day.

“Three and a half years ago, Molly and I took a trip to Seattle. We had only been dating for about eight months, but we were already very much in love. While there, we popped into a vintage jewelry shop,” Elan wrote. “At one point, Molly put an emerald ring on her finger. She looked at me and said, ‘If you ever decide to propose to me, try to find a ring that looks something like this.’ I understood. It matched her eyes.”

The next day, he secretly bought the ring.

“I snuck back to the shop and bought that exact ring. And then I hid it I hid it in a small box that I kept behind our bed, mostly full of receipts and menus, nothing really interesting. When I put it in the box I had no plan and truly no idea for how and when I would open that box again,” he continued.

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For three years, the two had been sleeping on the bed without Molly knowing that her dream engagement ring was just about two feet away every single night.

“Molly thought that the ring had been lost to the sands of time. I knew it was only just a matter of time,” Elan said. “A few days ago, we got on a flight to Japan, one of our favorite places in the world. For the first time in three years, the ring came with me.”

And on a beautiful, snowy day in Hokkaido, he asked her to marry him — and she said yes!