You can now buy engagement rings in Poundland because why not?

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    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and if you thought you’d seen enough ‘I said yes!’ posts on Facebook over Christmas, prepare to see even more come February 14th.

    While you can find us relaxing with a Lush Valentine’s Day bathbomb on the so-called most romantic day of the year (and definitely not using them as sex toys, FYI), there will be many people out there proposing.

    If you’re one of those people and are frantically looking for an engagement ring that won’t leave you bankrupt, we’ve got some excellent news. You can now buy engagement rings in Poundland.

    Not content with offering the masses sex toys for a quid, they’re venturing into the world of weddings. The popular store has unveiled their ‘Bling Ring’ collection consisting of four sparklers, each one costing a very affordable £1. They’re made with Cubic Zirconia and are available in silver and gold with gemstones resembling a diamond, ruby and topaz.

    poundland engagement rings

    Credit: Poundland

    However, the store insists that they’re just ‘placeholder rings’, a symbol of commitment before you get the actual ring. So instead of forking out a load of cash on an engagement ring that your partner absolutely hates, it gives you the chance to propose and buy the perfect piece together at a later date. In the mean time, this ring can be worn on your engagement finger as a sign that you’re betrothed.

    Poundland’s new jewellery buyer Frances O’Sullivan said: ‘These are beautiful placeholder rings because we know they’ll want to buy their own.  We’re looking forward to a #PoundlandProposal becoming the way it’s done.

    ‘Our Bling Ring is setting the scene for the real deal!’

    So if you’re thinking of popping the question, this is now a very affordable option. And no need to buy a box separately – they come in a plush red velvet case.


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