If you’re searching for the best antique or vintage engagement rings in Ottawa, Ontario, look no further than Knox Jewelers. Not only do we have a wide array of styles to choose from in our online gallery, if you can’t find the ring you have in mind, our skilled artisans will make it for you. Once you have the perfect ring, the next step is planning the perfect proposal. Here are a few of our favorite scenarios for a successful engagement in Ottawa.
Breathtaking views await you at the top of Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, but you’ll be the one taking your partner’s breath away when you present them with their dream antique ring from Knox Jewelers. Surrounded by the rich history of the Parliament Buildings, with the entire city laid out below you, you can reminisce about your history as a couple and make plans for your future together. And if you time it right, once you’re back on the ground you can experience the spectacular Sound and Light show projected onto the Parliament Buildings and imagine it’s in celebration of your engagement.
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To make it an all-day event, consider starting your date at the nearby National Gallery of Canada, casually browsing the world-class art displays together, perhaps having lunch or an early dinner in the Gallery’s restaurant overlooking the river below. If either of you are afraid of heights, skip the Peace Tower tour and choose one of the many beautiful backdrops the National Gallery has to offer for your picturesque proposal, such as your favorite display, any of the indoor or outdoor gardens, the calming Water Court, or the magnificent Rideau Chapel. Wherever you choose to open your Knox Jewelers ring box, you know the vintage engagement ring you reveal will become their most cherished piece of art.
If your sweetheart’s favorite gallery is Nature itself, consider planning your proposal around a phenomenal sunset. Take a stroll along the tree-lined streets of Westboro Village, enjoying the natural beauty and window-shopping the one-of-a-kind boutiques in one of the most unique neighborhoods in Ottawa. Dining options are numerous, from trendy restaurants to the Westboro Beach Café, or pack a picnic basket with their favorite foods, some bubbly, and a couple of blankets. The Village is lovely, but your destination is Westboro Beach. Lay a blanket out on the shore and slowly unpack the thoughtful treats your brought, enjoying their reaction to each item, saving the antique engagement ring for last. When the sun is sinking into the water, painting the sky with vibrant colors, open the Knox Jewelers box and watch them gasp as the sunlight sparkles on every facet of the ring you designed for them. The gasp is sure to be followed by an emphatic “Yes!”
For a more sophisticated evening, ask your honey to get all dressed up and escort them to the National Arts Center. There, you can enjoy a pre-performance dinner of contemporary Canadian cuisine, or a post-performance dessert, either of which would present an opportunity for a proposal. The performance itself could be orchestral music, ballet, opera, or even a Broadway show, ensuring an entertainment option you both will enjoy. The evening will be so incredible, we suggest waiting until dessert to propose. Just when they think the night couldn’t possibly get any better, surprise your sweetie with the vintage engagement ring that will make that night one to tell your grandchildren about.
There are so many beautiful places in Ottawa to propose, it may be difficult to choose, but finding the perfect antique or vintage engagement ring is easy with Knox Jewelers. Let us help you get that “Yes!”