'˜Engagement rings' are being sold at Poundland

Engagement rings have been spotted on sale at a high street pound shop, just a month before Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, 15th January 2019, 11:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th January 2019, 12:54 pm
Pictures: PA

The 'Bling Ring' jewellery is being sold at Poundland, and has sparked a debate on social media.

A photo posted in the Facebook group 'Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK' show a silver ring with a red jewel, presented in a red heart-shaped box, with the slogan '˜because we promise they'll want to choose their own'.

Some people liked the placeholder effect, saying it gave couples the chance to choose their ideal ring together.

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One poster said: '˜Is this not the best idea ever? Buy a cheap ring from Poundland to propose then go to the shop so you can pick a proper one together.'

However, some weren't a fan of the tongue-in-cheek approach, with one commenter asking: '˜Why would anyone want to pick their own ring? Isn't the point of it that the man you love has chosen it for you?'

One person simply added: '˜Nothing says undying love like an engagement ring from Poundland.'

Poundland have said the rings available in a variety of colours are part of their new Valentine's Day range, and give people the opportunity to propose '˜before they need to invest in the real rock'.

The high street store told the Press Association: '˜These are beautiful placeholder rings because we know they'll want to buy their own.

'˜We're looking forward to the Poundland proposal becoming the way it's done. Our bling ring is setting the scene for the real deal.'