ROMANTICS who popped the question today have been advised on how to reclaim their losses if their proposal was rejected.
Government advice service Consumer Direct is offering tips to help make sure lovers are not left out of pocket if their intended says no to marriage.
Last year Consumer Direct received a deluge of calls from spurned lovers asking how they could get a refund on engagement rings that were no longer needed after February 14.
A spokesman said Casanovas needed to be canny when shopping for the ring.
He added: "If you take an unwanted ring back to the shop you have no rights to an automatic refund or exchange, unless you have an agreement with the jeweller.
"We'd recommend getting this in writing or making sure it's written on the receipt."
If you buy online you can usually return unwanted items for up to seven days after delivery.
But traders can charge return postage and there are exemptions for goods made to order.
HERE are the top tips:
* Shop around and compare quality, price and service. Shop with well-known firms.
* Ask for the store's refund or returns policy before buying.
* Keep your receipt.