A Christchurch jeweller "almost fell over" when David Bain walked into his shop asking to see an engagement ring.
Long-established Christchurch jeweller Ian Williams said he felt "very privileged" to have helped Bain choose a ring for his fiancee.
The Press understands Bain, 40, popped the question to Christchurch primary teacher Liz Davies at the weekend.
Williams said Bain visited his workshop last week.
"When he walked into my shop the other day, I just about fell over," he said.
"I had a feeling about this ring, that that one is going to go."
Bain bought a "very simple" ring with one carat of diamonds set into five stones.
"He mentioned his fiancee had wanted a five-stone ring".
Williams said he understood Davies, as a teacher, liked the idea of a ring that did not sit too high on her finger.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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