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Every proposal is sweet in its own way, whether the question-popping happens cliffside looking over a picturesque ocean, during a playoff game when you two are on the Jumbotron, or you mutually decide to make a go of it in a mall parking lot. But it takes a particularly extra-sly kind of fox to slip your girlfriend her engagement ring without her knowledge, then not tell her about it for a year and a half.

According to The Huffington Post, Terry made Anna a necklace out of Huon pine for their one-year anniversary in 2015. A stunning piece of work, sure, but what Anna didn’t know was that inside was a secret compartment that securely held a diamond ring.

For the next 18 months, Anna wore that necklace everywhere, but this past November, while on a trip to Smoo Cave in Northern Scotland, Terry asked to see the necklace. He recorded what was going to be his proposal from a distance — close enough that you knew what he was doing and what her answer was, but far enough that it was still their moment.

“It actually took her a couple of moments to understand that the ring had been in the necklace the entire time since I gave it to her,” he told HuffPost. “She flipped out ― ‘Wait, it’s been in there the entire time?! I could have lost it, you f**king idiot!,’ which was a hilarious mix of happy and angry.” (No, but really, what if she had lost it? GAH!)

Terry added: “‘Smoo’ comes from an old Norse word for ‘hiding place,’ so I think I get extra points for that one.”

Yeah, he does. In fact, Terry gets all the points. If this is how he does a proposal, Anna had better keep her eyes and ears open for the rest of their lives together, because who knows what he’ll have in store for her.