Buyer gets down on one knee with Poundland engagement ring released for Valentine’s Day

Poundland stores in Derby and Derbyshire are selling a tongue-in-cheek alternative to those planning to pop the question on Valentine’s Day later this month.

The discount retailer has a £1 engagement ring in stock at its Derbion and Kingsway Retail Park branches in Derby, as well as the towns of Chesterfield, Swadlincote and Ilkeston in the wider county.

The cheap piece of jewelry can be a real engagement ring or just a placeholder someone can use when proposing before going out to choose a permanent one together.

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The £1 accessories, presented in a heart-shaped box, come in a variety of sizes and colours, including one with a silver band and blue stone.

Another has a gold band with a small diamond-like gem, which is also available in silver.

Poundland is selling a £1 engagement ring just in time for Valentine’s Day.

With love in the air, Stoke-on-Trent Live reporter Kit Roberts traveled to Hanley, about an hour’s drive from Derby, to see what buyers would make of this alternative original as Valentine’s Day approaches.

And he was stunned when a groom-to-be got down on one knee while gifting the £1 ring to his partner – but sadly it was just a trial run.

However, beloved Alex Norcup praised Poundland and said when the time comes he would be happy to use one if money is tight.

And luckily for him, his girlfriend Chloe Rickett agreed.

Chef Alex, 32, said: ‘That could be good because it ensures that people who can’t afford flashy engagement rings can still do so. I think I would go with it, it’s not about the money.

Chloe, 25, who works in artistic engagement, added: “It’s funny. If you lost it, you wouldn’t panic. I would lose it, I always lose rings.

“It’s okay. You wouldn’t know me well if you bought a big, expensive ring.

But Abbey Hulton’s Katie Turner had a different view, saying that while she would probably say yes, she doesn’t think her partner would buy her a £1 ring.

Nata Zasada with her partner Harvey Woodward
Nata Zasada with her partner Harvey Woodward

The 17-year-old said: “I would say ‘yes’ but my partner would never do that.

“I want a real diamond!” I’d say ‘who do you think I am?'”

Adam Norton of Burslem didn’t fancy it himself but had no problem if someone else did.

The 30-year-old said: “If anyone wanted to use it, it’s up to them, but I wouldn’t use it myself.”

Housekeeper Louise Pateman, 22, from Burslem, insisted the value of the ring would not be important to her.

She said: “In my eyes, it’s not about the price, it’s about the thought. I would be happy with a Haribo ring.

Linda Donaghue, 74, of Sneyd Green, saw nothing wrong with the ring.

She said, “The price wouldn’t matter. If it looks nice and it is presentable. Sounds pretty good for the money, not bad.”

Warehouse trainer Nata Zasada, 29, from Cobridge, said: ‘As long as it doesn’t turn your finger green.

“It looks more like a wedding band than an actual engagement ring. Some people might be in it.”

Student Nat Eardley, 18, added: “It looks like a normal ring.”

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