Haha this thread amuses me so much, cuz you don't need to have a gushy romantic proposal at all! XD My fiance proposed to me when he met me after work; no, he didn't go down on bended knee, just said in conversation, "Shall we get married?" I replied, "Sure," and that was that.
My ring's a family heirloom in the shape of a snake with four large emeralds and three small diamonds. It used to belong to my mum; she inherited it, but never wore it cuz she didn't like it. I did tho so she promised me that when I got engaged, it would be my ring.
Basically, as long as the two of you love each other, a proposal doesn't have to be all gushy and dramatic. Besides, I loathe being singled out in public, so I would have killed Fiance if he'd done it that way.