March 20 is National Proposal Day and the first day of spring. And it's no coincidence either. John Michael O'Loughlin -- who invented the holiday after his cousin's boyfriend failed to pop the question after years of dating -- chose the date when "day and night are of equal length worldwide, symbolizing the equal efforts of the two required to comprise the successful marriage."
In honor of the holiday, we asked our readers to share their proposal stories and photos of their engagement bling. Click through the slideshow below to see the beautiful rings and the even more beautiful stories behind them!