R found a particularly good looking novelty box in the shape of a crab, and hatched a proposal plan. The ring was put into the box, and a trip to the coast was scheduled. R got a few paces ahead of his beloved on a beach walk, bent down, and “found” the crab in the sand. He called his sweetheart H over to check out his find, but instead of walking nearer, H saw the wiggling articulated box in R’s hand, and took off screaming in the other direction down the beach.

After much cajoling, H came close and bravely examined the “crab”, which revealed its secret, a beautiful late Victorian ring featuring a particularly vibrant and beautiful sapphire with diamond side detail.

We suspect H and R will live happily ever after.