​You Can Now Buy Engagement Rings From Poundland – Just In Time For Valentine’s Day

It's now less than a month until Valentine's Day and the pressure is officially mounting for many people, who will no doubt panic themselves into booking restaurants they can't afford and writing out a hilarious 'sex token' on a piece of paper before stuffing it into a card. Yep, they'll LOVE that - even if it doesn't seem like it.

Well, if you're feeling this year could be more than just overpriced lobster and tacky gifts, why not opt for something bigger, something grander? What about, dare I say, an engagement ring?

I know it might seem like a big ask, but it's okay - you can now get them in Poundland.

That's right, folks, what says romance more than getting a bloody fantastic bargain on the most important ring you'll ever buy?

The rings have already been spotted on sale in Poundland stores and cost - you've guessed it - a cheeky £1.

Which £1 ring would you go for? Credit: Poundland
Which £1 ring would you go for? Credit: Poundland

The 'Bling Ring' Cubic Zirconia products even come in a range of styles (c'mon, this is personal, you couldn't give them just any £1 engagement ring) and sizes, and are presented in a fetching red box that you can snap open once you've got down on one knee.

Choose between silver and gold colourways with gemstones resembling diamond, ruby and topaz, before popping the question with the 'placeholder ring' - something that's becoming increasingly popular for those wanting to propose before they can afford the actual ring.

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!"

A photo of one of the rings was posted on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group, with the caption: "Rings in Poundland cheaper than Elizabeth Duke. Other styles also available."

On the product's packaging, you can also see the slogan 'Because we promise they'll want to choose their own'. That's right, the price even includes engagement banter. Wheyyyyyy.

The Valentine's rings come in a range of styles. Credit: Poundland
The Valentine's rings come in a range of styles. Credit: Poundland

Facebookers were fairly divided on the ring, though many were all for it.

One person wrote: "Surely it's not about the ring it's the person you are about to say yes too if all your bothered about is the ring then maybe you shouldn't be saying yes."

Another added: "Is this not like the best idea ever? Bloke buys a cheap ring from Poundland to propose then takes you to the shop so you can pick a proper one together?"

Someone else wrote: "I'd buy it just for the box. It's lush."

The rings come in a fancy red presentation box. Credit: PA
The rings come in a fancy red presentation box. Credit: PA

Nice to see some people are easily impressed, eh?

But not everyone was quite so taken with the idea.

One said: "If anyone gets an engagement ring like that they need a new boy/girlfriend."

A second added: "He can stick that up his arse."

Another commented sarcastically: "Because nothing says undying love like an engagement ring from Poundland..."

Personally, I'm all for it - partly because weddings and engagement rings are a huge commercial, money-spinning ploy, but also because so is Valentine's Day. Screw the system, man! One £1 engagement ring at a time...

Featured Image Credit: Poundland/PA

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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