Sometimes, the answers are right in front of our eyes and we don’t realize it. In this case, it wasn’t an answer that the young woman had right in front of her… it was a question! When Terry celebrated a year of dating with Anna, he gave her a necklace. Inside the object, there was something very special.
The accessory was made from Tasmanian wood and built by the young man in love. Anna loved that one year anniversary gift, and started wearing the necklace every day. But what she didn’t know was that it hid a valuable secret.
“I always loved the idea of giving someone a gift, where the person did not know its true value until years later”, said Terry. His girlfriend wore the necklace for a year and a half without knowing what was hidden inside. “There were some occasions where I was really worried; at one point, I thought she was going to trade it with a blacksmith at a market (the blacksmith loved the necklace, and she loved the blacksmith’s work) but luckily I didn’t need to crash tackle her.”
Fortunately, that didn’t happen. But the worst time was when the Australian couple was traveling: “My biggest moment of panic was when we went through airport security the first time. I hadn’t thought about the fact that she might be asked to put it through the X-Ray, which could have very quickly turned into an airport security proposal”, continued Terry.
In November 2016, Terry decided to reveal the secret to his girlfriend at Smoo Cave, in Northern Scotland. The couple had dreamed of visiting the place since the day they met. Anna did not suspect a thing, but when Terry returned, he revealed what the necklace hid: an engagement ring.
At that point, he asked her to marry him. “She stood there with this completely confused and dumbfounded look on her face, and when she finally worked out what had just happened, she yelled: ‘Yes!’ and pounced on me”, said Terry.
See the hidden necklace’s story and some of the couple’s pictures below.
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