National Proposal Day: Daylin and Tom

Man proposing to a woman at a marathon finish line


Today’s the day: National Proposal Day. We’re rounding out our Blue Nile customer’s proposal stories with one of our favorites. Hint: it involves running shoes.

For couple Daylin and Tom, completing the Honolulu Marathon was reason enough to celebrate. However, as they crossed the finish line, Tom had another trick up his sleeve.


In His Words

The Proposal: My fiancée Daylin really enjoys fitness activities and likes to compete in athletic races whether it be swimming, biking, running, or triathlons. We train together whenever possible. Early on in our relationship I remember her saying that she particularly enjoyed participating in these sporting events with her close friends and family. She had registered to run a race in Honolulu, Hawaii in December 2017. I decided this would be an ideal time to pop the question. I surprised her by unexpectedly showing up in Hawaii, running the race with her (with the ring hidden in my pocket), and proposing to her at the finish line. I liked the symbolism of running together towards our future—a promising new chapter to be
revealed at the finish line. We were running side-by-side while overcoming challenges and celebrating triumphs, and similarly we will continue to do so together in the exciting next phase of our relationship. It was the most memorable race of my life, especially since she said yes!

Smiling newly engaged couple at a marathon

The Ring: When I first began brainstorming proposal ideas, I also started browsing for engagement rings at traditional jewelry stores in local malls. However, I found this experience to be somewhat lacking. I didn’t like the pushy sales tactics I frequently encountered and stock in these stores was often limited. Fortuitously, around this time a surgeon who I was working with mentioned he had bought an engagement ring from Blue Nile many years ago for his now wife. He highly recommended Blue Nile, saying he was very pleased with the lasting product value and the customer service. After my recent shopping experience with Blue Nile, I can confidently say that I completely concur with this assessment. I found the customer service at Blue Nile to be outstanding. The Blue Nile diamond specialists were incredibly knowledgeable, patiently answered my questions, and expertly assisted me in selecting a ring that I knew would suit my significant other’s preferences. In collaboration with the diamond specialists it was actually quite fun to modify the diamond search parameters on the Blue Nile website, peruse the myriad of available options, and then narrow down the list to meet my requirements. I didn’t expect diamond shopping to be so interesting, educational, and enjoyable!

Blue Nile Studio Heiress Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum

Blue Nile Studio Heiress Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum

The Wedding: We are in the process of planning a tropical destination wedding for early 2019 and we hope to throw a great party to bring together friends and family from far and wide to help celebrate…

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