Gem of a proposal

by Kate C
Publish date
21 April 2011
Comments (5)

There are a lot of sparkling gems and minerals on display in Dynamic Earth but on Tuesday morning there was a new temporary exhibit with an unusually personal label...

Ring in exhibition showcase Engagement ring planted in an exhibition showcase in Dynamic Earth.
Image: Heath Warwick
Source: Museum Victoria

But who put it there? And why?

Simone sees the showcase. Simone sees the showcase.
Image: Heath Warwick
Source: Museum Victoria

It was all part of an elaborate surprise marriage proposal by David to Simone. She thought she was visiting the museum to take some promotional photographs. All seemed perfectly normal until she spotted the showcase containing an engagement ring and the label asking 'Simone, will you marry me?'

Congratulations David and Simone! It was a lot of fun for the museum to be in cahoots with the lucky groom-to-be.

The newly-engaged couple The newly-engaged couple, David and Simone.
Image: Heath Warwick
Source: Museum Victoria

Comments (5)

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Siobhan 21 April, 2011 11:25
How sweet! I wish them all the best.
Martyn Wild 21 April, 2011 11:46
Got to say, this is a brilliant proposal - and great fun that the Museum got involved. Congrats to the happy couple! And particularly to a very imaginative groom to be..
Robyn 22 April, 2011 12:18
So glad that the Museum could engage in this delightful surprise. So glad to see something out of the ordinary. Well done! Keep it up MM!
TG 27 April, 2011 15:42
How sweet and original. Congratulations to the happy couple.
Jessb 29 April, 2011 12:52
How lovely to see that the Museum is such a part of people's lives! So wonderful.
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