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When you are preparing to propose marriage to the one you love, you want everything to be absolutely perfect. The box you put the ring in might not rank high up there on the list of considerations, but maybe it should.

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Clifton is a highly unusual ring box from designer Andrew Zo. Zo has been fascinated by origami and unconventional building techniques since he was a child, and he spent more than three years perfecting Clifton’s design.


The box, when closed, is so small and thin that it can fit inside the typical man’s folding wallet. Open it up, though, and the ring inside spins smoothly and beautifully, almost giving the impression of a flower suddenly blooming. Thanks to its low-profile design, it eliminates the awkward bulk of a standard ring box in your pocket.

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The starting price of $99 Canadian might sound a bit steep for something you’ll (hopefully) only use once. But if you’re going for perfect presentation there’s no doubt that the Clifton is far superior to the plain fuzzy velvet box you’d get from a jeweler.

“Clifton is a flat engagement ring case that easily fits into your pocket inconspicuously. At approximately 1cm thick, the sleek case presents the ring with a delightful effect similar to that of a flower slowly blooming. The Clifton case is a proud winner of the Core77 Design Award, Packaging Category (2015).”

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“Clifton was designed by packaging designer, Andrew Zo. He was inspired after talking to jewelry designers as well as his friends that had been engaged. The Clifton Case received much attention from the media after it appeared on the front page of Reddit in September of 2014. Since then, The Clifton case has helped numerous proposals around the world.”

About Andrew Zo:

“Andrew Zo is an award winning, independent packaging designer. He combines his skills in structural design & graphic design to find the best solution for each project. He is familiar with the design process as well as the production procedure to ensure that brilliant ideas can be realized. Andrew’s designs are rooted in research and he believes that a good packaging design is also a great performer.”