Devising a unique, meaningful proposal can be a daunting task for any man.
But Terry, from Australia, went a step further than most when he proposed with a ring he had managed to get his girlfriend, Anna, to unwittingly wear for an entire 18 months.
The keen craftsman, who declined to give his surname, had hidden the diamond inside a simple wooden one-of-a-kind necklace he made himself.
Terry crafted the simple, shell-decorated necklace from Tasmanian pine wood and gave it to Anna on the couple's one-year anniversary back in 2015.
The couple, who are both in their early thirties, then spent another happy year-and-a-half together before he decided it was finally time to pop the question in an idyllic location.
'Since we first met, we had always talked about the many places we would love to travel, and ‘Smoo Cave’ in Scotland had been one on our bucket list.
'So we travelled to Durness, where the cave is. But before we actually went down to the cave, I asked if I could have the necklace to take some photos of it among the rocks, which gave me a quick chance to break the seal with a knife.
'We wanted a nice photo so I set up my camera and tripod on a timer, and rushed in.
'I took the necklace from my pocket, kneeled, broke it open and revealed that something was hidden inside the entire time.'
Terry told MailOnline: 'I had always loved the idea of giving someone a gift where they didn’t know its true value.'
In choosing the cave, the romantic was also lending the necklace an additional level of meaning, as Smoo Cave gets its name from an old Norse word for 'hiding place'.
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This is the strange and somewhat gross moment a Russian man proposed to his girlfriend by hiding a ring inside his stomach wound.
The unidentified Lothario, from Russia's Karachay-Cherkess Republic, had a friend film as his bemused partner, who is also a nurse, tries to extract the jewellery.
She then bursts into tears after realising what the embedded object is and agrees to the proposal - though stops to wash the ring before putting it on.
It is not known how the man became injured, though local media reports he came up with the prank after convincing a surgeon to hide the ring inside the wound.
He then asked his girlfriend to change the dressing, before sitting back to watch.
The man - who also presented his bride-to-be with a bouquet of roses, told local media that he wanted a way to make his proposal unforgettable.
However, not everybody was convinced by his gesture after the video was uploaded to Russian social media sites.
User 'bgg' said: 'In order to show his love he had to sew gold inside his body!?! People from the Caucasus really love stupid and unnecessary gestures…'
'Morena05' commented: 'It's not romantic at all', 'Gasanalieva7362' agreed: 'Only an idiot would do this', and 'Tokmansai' added: 'Don't go crazy, people!!!'
However 'Taisa_grozny' argued: 'He did well. He proved to her he would hurt himself to show that he loves her and wants to marry her. There should be more real men like this!'
We've seen our fair share of magical and extravagant proposals over the years, from a man making a Lego cartoon to document their life together, to a man learning the lines of his girlfriend's musical so he could join her on stage, and everything in between.
Sometimes however, the subtle gestures are the perfect way to propose to someone.
One woman on Twitter has shown us the perfect example of a different, yet relatively simple gesture.
Twitter user Kennessy shared some pictures of what she thought was a regular bathbomb which her boyfriend gifted her.
She uploaded the picture to Snapchat with the caption: ''My boo got me this yummy bathbomb''.
A doting boyfriend designed an elaborate fairytale storybook filled with puzzles — and a handmade engagement ring — to propose to his girlfriend of five years after they met at SantaCon.
Eric Page, 42, from San Francisco, popped the question to his fairytale-loving girlfriend, Shirin Oreizy, 39, the day before her birthday in the most magical way he knew how, later sharing the heartwarming story on Imgur.
On October 3, they were near Zion National Park in Utah, their 'favorite place in the world' when he presented her with a handmade wooden storybook puzzle that tells the story of their romance.
Eric told Daily Mail Online that he wanted his proposal to be 'reflective of how [Shirin] communicates her love', explaining that she used to make fairytale storybooks for her family.
'She expressed her love by creating these so I thought it would be great if I could use that same method to communicate how much I loved her,' he noted. 'Second, I express my love by creating things so it had to be hand made.'
Eric said he always thinks about how well they fit together, so it was easy for him to come up with the storybook's title, 'The Perfect Fit'.
'As I started thinking through the story line, I thought about other things that fit together, like a ring on a finger or puzzle pieces,' he said. 'Most importantly, to advance to the next chapter in a relationship, everything has to fit between the two people.'
Based on that idea, Eric said he started searching for inspiration online until he realized that 'The Perfect Fit' should be the concept behind their story, the set of puzzles, and the fit of the ring.
The laser-etched book is filled with puzzles that unlock after each chapter, and Eric explained that each section is about how he and Shirin fit together perfectly at that moment in their lives.
The first chapter explores how they met at the SantaCon Christmas Festival in San Francisco, including how he was dressed as 'Super Santa' and she was 'Ms. Gingerbread'.
Chapter two focuses on their adventures on the road in their RV that they nicknamed 'The Slim Roller' and chapter three is all about their labradoodle puppy, Pickles.
"Her love for chicken nuggets, I'm sure, is more than she loves me," says her fiance, Kristian Helton.
"I know this sounds bad," Long says. "I go to McDonald's a lot and I always get chicken nuggets I won't get anything else."
Helton proposed on Valentine's Day with a box of chicken nuggets and an unusual question: "Will You McMarry Me?".
"She has devoted her life to chicken nuggets, so that had to be part of the engagement I mean it was just given," Helton says.
Erica Eckman is the presenter of DevHour TV and thought she was filming an episode about making crepes. What she didn't know—her boyfriend had been working with one of the producers on a surprise proposal that would be romantic and unexpected.
If you want to make a surprise egg proposal, Dan was kind enough to send the instructions:
1. Cut the egg with a straight razor
2. Put magnets on the top of the top half of the egg and the bottom half of the egg to weigh it down
3. Put the ring in the egg with cotton balls
4. Super glue the two egg halves together
5. Crush up egg shells into a powder
6. Use the powder to cover up the line that forms when you cut the egg with the straight razor 7. Find the right girl to give it to