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The holidays are around the corner, and as friends and family gather across the country, many minds are turning to proposals. What better time to pop the question than when the spirit of togetherness and love permeates the air? We’ve gathered some of our favorite local spots with breathtaking views and rich histories and paired them with stylish ring choices fit for every bride.
This Seattle park is probably one of the first places you think of, but that doesn’t mean it’s overdone. The view is nothing short of iconic, and the proximity to Queen Anne and downtown means you’ll have plenty of places to celebrate with a glass of champagne once you get a “yes.”
Ring style: Match the brilliance of your view to a showstopping ring from the halo collection.
Couples that pride themselves on being outside the box might enjoy this quirky landmark. Representative of the city’s grungy side, the troll is a great way to mark yourselves as true Seattleites.
Ring style: Go for a nontraditional diamond shape, like heart or princess, to accentuate your unique style.
Beautiful on days both sunny and cloudy, Discovery Park is an urban oasis unlike any other. Following a refreshing hike, get down on one knee on a bluff overlooking the waves of the Puget Sound, or on the beach as crashing waves play the soundtrack to your moment.
Ring style: The simple beauty of the solitaire collection draws the eye right away, much like the unassuming beauty of the coastline.
King Street Station
King Street Station has the potential for an unbeatable surprise proposal. Guide your loved one into the stunning main hall of this historic station and ask for their hand surrounded by marble and grand columns; then whisk them away on a surprise weekend trip on one of the trains leaving the station.
Ring style: King Street Station opened in 1906, making it the perfect place to propose with a vintage-style ring.
Pike Place Market
If your sweetheart would enjoy a big audience and tumultuous applause after they say “yes,” consider Pike Place Market. Even in winter, the market gets crowds of visitors each day, and the familiar destination means photos of your moment will last a lifetime.
Ring style: Pay tribute to Seattle’s roots as a waterfront community with a pear, or “teardrop,” diamond.
Plan a full day trip for this one. Enjoy stunning views on the ferry and delicious food while you shop the boutiques on Bainbridge Island’s main drag; for viewpoints on the island, check out Point White Pier or the Bloedel Reserve.
Ring style: Just like the charm of Bainbridge Island, three-stone rings are expressive and built to last.
Volunteer Park Conservatory
Surround yourself with natural life, even in the dead of winter, with a walk through the Volunteer Park Conservatory. This beautiful building houses exotic plants and is a great spot for a quiet moment together.
Ring style: The Victorian structure of the conservatory begs for a ring to match. Look for an intricate band design from the vintage collection.
Whether or not you are UW alumni, anyone can appreciate the grandeur of this cathedral-like space. Let the gorgeous main hall fill you with awe before you pop the question on the front steps – careful not to disturb those studying inside.
Ring style: The architecture of Suzzallo Library never fails to draw the eye; give your partner the gift of an unmissable oval diamond.
Once the highest tower in Seattle, Smith Tower remains a landmark for its neoclassical architecture and historical significance. Ride to the observatory at the top of the tower to propose before heading to one of the dozens of bars nearby to celebrate.
Ring style: Structural, historic and beautiful, Smith Tower pairs best with an emerald diamond.