Redditor Homerliwag is a brave man. It’s one thing to face snakes, bugs, spiked pits, rats, and Nazis. It’s quite another to offer your girlfriend a ring box with nothing but a tiny bag of sand inside, and tell her Indiana Jones must have gotten there first. Bold moves.
Now before you get your torches out, it was because he couldn’t find the right ring in time, and for his Indiana Jones fanlady we’re assuming the wait was so, so worth it. Read the whole story behind the jump.
It was about 2 or 3 days before November, 11, 2011 (11.11.11). My girlfriend Aimee was wanting to do something special that day. So, I decided to look for an engagement ring. 11.11.11 happened and I had no ring. What should I do?! Being that Aimee is an avid Indiana Jones fan, I decided to surprise her with a ring box. When she opened the box, inside wasn’t an engagement ring – Just a bag of sand! I told her, Indiana Jones must have swooped in and stolen the “treasure” and left her with a bag of sand (just like the movie).
Being a designer and artist, I felt I had to do something special. Since Aimee is a very enthusiastic Indiana Jones fan, the thought of a coiled whip as the ring seemed perfect. I did a few quick drawings and found a custom jeweler in Las Vegas. The “bag of sand” bought me some time to have the ring custom made. And with her favorite color yellow, I selected a fancy yellow diamond which also represents “The Idol”.
The question now is – how do I present the ring? I made a custom ring box out of a 1920′s steel soap bar box and used sculpting clay to create the look of ancient ruins inside. I then presented the box mixed with 4 other interesting boxes. Now, with the theme of “You must choose wisely…” from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, I used a magician’s trick to make her “select” the correct box. I asked her if she “chose wisely”. Then I opened her selected box revealing “The Whip”.