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Creating Joy in Jacksonville: 3 Perfect Proposal Spots

You’ve got the ring size, you’ve got the perfect diamond cut, and you’ve even got your outfit picked out for your upcoming proposal. All that’s left now? The location.

If you find yourself sweating in anticipation of your pending springtime engagement, have no fear — Hemming Jewelers not only carries a variety of delicate diamonds fit for your loved one’s finger, but we’re also here to propose a variety of Jacksonville-specific sites for your big day!

#1 — The Cummer Museum of Art

The collision of an artistically-cultivated garden with the scenic backdrop of the St. Johns River makes the gardens of the Cummer Museum of Art a choice destination for spring proposals. Both idyllic and historic in nature, your moment alone will doubtlessly become the jewel of the gardens — and your memory.

Plus, the Cummer Museum offers a total of four gardens, allowing you the venue of your choice: The Olmsted Garden, the English Garden, the Italian Garden, and the Community Sculpture Garden. No matter what your preferences are in terms of foliage and architecture, your spring proposal is bound to find its happily ever after here.

#2 — Treaty Oak

Located on Jacksonville’s Southbank, one will find the Treaty Oak sprawling across a scenic section of the seven-acre Jessie Ball duPont Park. Specifically, this location offers lovers a historic monument before which you may declare your love, proving once more that there is always room to grow together when it comes to your relationship. Plus, as the weather warms throughout the spring months, the Treaty Oak in and of itself, provides continuous shade to ensure a comfortable proposal while outside.

With a total diameter of 190 feet, this site is also ideal for proposal photos, as the oak’s branches offer artistic lighting and shadows according to the time of day. (And who wouldn’t want to strategically frame and photograph the moment that their engagement ring is first unveiled?)

#3 — CoRK Arts District

If outdoor excursions don’t quite suit your springtime fancy, the CoRK Arts District in Riverside may be more your speed. With over 80,000 square feet worth of art studios and galleries, you’ll find no shortage of eye-catching exhibitions on mediums before which to pose on one knee — particularly if you have a custom-designed engagement ring that is every bit as unique as this space.

Additionally, this is not a venue that is open every day to the general public, as with our two aforementioned recommendations. Available only by appointment or event, you can rest assured that your proposal will be private and uninterrupted should you choose to pop the question here.

At the end of the day, your engagement isn’t quite complete without a ring… and that’s where Hemming Jewelers comes in! We offer a variety of new and consignment pieces, as well as services — such as custom-design and engravings — to further personalize your proposal. To learn more or begin your search, contact Hemming Jewelers today by calling (904) 354-5959!