Jacksonville is known for sun and surf, and its seaside charm makes it a magical setting for one of the biggest moments of your life. If you are in search of a perfect spot to propose with a vintage engagement ring in Jacksonville, Florida, we’ve got a few fantastic ideas in mind.
If you’re still on the hunt for a ring as perfect as your partner, Knox Jewelers won’t disappoint. With a variety of cuts, colors and styles, you’ll be sure to find a ring that sparkles a bright as they do. Now that you’ve got the partner of your dreams and know where to find that perfect antique-inspired ring, you only have to pick the place to pop the big question. Lucky for you, Jacksonville is full of great spots to make your dreams come true!
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If your sweetheart is fan of history, culture and quirky urban digs, look no further than the Riverside and Avondale neighborhoods where all these qualities collide. Start your day with a lazy brunch in one of the charming sidewalk cafes. Wander through quaint antique stores and explore the Riverside Arts Market. Quench your thirst with a pint (or two!) at one of the many nearby breweries, and ease your nerves because your day is about to get even more exciting! Bring your honey to the Cummer Museum of Art and soak-in the beauty around you (and we’re not just talking about the art!). Make your way to the gardens overlooking the St. Johns River and get down on one knee with a beautiful backdrop. For an extra special end to a memorable day, treat yourselves to a night at the nearby and historic Riverdale Inn. This stunning Victorian style bed and breakfast has 10 luxury rooms and serves a delicious made to order breakfast. The charming décor with original touches from the turn of the century will pale in comparison to the splendor of the vintage engagement ring that was handcrafted just for your honey by the talented artisans of Knox Jewelers.
Imagine sitting atop a 42-foot catamaran with the sun warming your shoulders as you pull a box from your pocket. You open the box to reveal a sparkling vintage engagement ring that, along with the sweeping ocean views and champagne, makes your honey swoon. There’s nothing quite as romantic as a proposal on the water, especially when the vessel you’re on is as majestic as the vessels offered by Now & Zen Sailing Charters. Rent the boat for a couple hours over dinner and pop the question as the sun sets into sparkling waters as you pull out a sparkling ring. Continue the celebration into the night and hire a vessel for a sailing excursion your honey will never forget!
For the ultimate homage to the past, pay a visit to Fort George Island. This natural beauty was occupied by humans for more than 5,000 years, so it is steeped in history. If your honey is a lover of the outdoors, there’s plenty on Fort George Island to keep the two of you busy for an entire day of fun amidst sand dunes, lush forests and majestic ocean views. Enjoy an afternoon of hiking, biking, fishing or boating before popping the big question in the midst of nature and history. If your sweetheart is a fan of architecture, don’t miss the beautifully restored Ribault Club, which was built in 1928. Constructed as an exclusive winter resort, the antique details will make you both feel like royalty, making it a great backdrop to your special moment. And for a unique way to see the island, take an eco-friendly Segway tour which makes a special stop at the historic Kingsley Plantation, a centuries-old Spanish colonial estate. Atop a Segway, you’ll be able to take in all your surroundings without breaking a sweat, which is something you’ll want to consider on the day you plan to get down on one knee. Whatever combination of activities and sights you feel drawn to on Fort George Island, one thing’s for sure: it is an adventurous setting for one of the most memorable days of your life!
Let Knox Jewelers take the stress out of choosing a ring. You’ve already made the most important decision by choosing that special person you want to spend your life with. At Knox Jewelers we’re proud to have a passionate staff that is dedicated to helping you find a vintage engagement ring as beautiful as your sweetheart.