“This ring has been with me for a very long time. And it has obvious significance with my past. It also represents.. meeting you. If I didn’t have this ring, I would never have met you. So in a sense, it has the potential to represent my future as well. And I’m not expecting you would ever wear it but, I want to share it with you. And I want it to represent our future together. I want you to be my wife. Will you marry me?”