Sean Emory, from Nashville, Tennessee, asked his long-time girlfriend, Andrea Leachman, to capture him performing some sleight of hand.
However, how a video uploaded on YouTube shows, the girl actually videoed him as he magically turned a rock and some dirt into a diamond engagement ring.
In the clip titled ‘sean + andrea + magical proposal’ posted last week Emory, 24, explains: “We’re here on a covert operation. She’s the girl of my dreams and we’ve been together for about five years.”
He goes on, adding: “She thinks we’re filming a magic video but in reality she’s going to be filming me proposing to her without realizing.”
Then a young man calls his girlfriend to ask her to meet him at a location on the Western Kentucky University campus, The Daily Mail reports.
When Andrea arrives she begins filming, and Sean starts talking about alchemy to his fans.
As he grabs a rock, leaf and some dirt he says: “See, what alchemists used to do, they would take natural elements and they’d combine them, you know, trying to find the elixir of life, which means you’ll live forever.”
He continues: “Then they’d take these metals and turn them into something really special.”
Suddenly the magician crouches down and after a few moments opens his hand to reveal a sparkling diamond ring.
“Andrea, will you marry me, please?” he asks the girl, who he has been dating for five years, to which she replies ‘yes’.
The soon-to-be-married, both wearing matching beanie hats are then seen embracing. The duo’s friend, David Altizer, was hidden several feet away and captured the moment.
The YouTube video showing the 10th December proposal, posted last Friday has already scored more than 30,000 hits.
Emory told reporters: “We will be getting married pretty soon actually. We are looking at possibly March or April.”
“David Altizer will be filming the wedding, and we are already planning and creating an original illusion to perform together that we hope will leave people breathless,” he added.
Back in 2009, one of the most famous London’s magicians uploaded on YouTube another magic proposal.
The video shows the magician which helps one fallen-in-love to propose to his girlfriend, by using magic in the way an engagement ring appears in her hand.
The clip has scored plenty of positive reviews with some claiming that it is the best proposal ever.
“No really, this is possibly the best proposal on youtube. Seems like most of them just go out of their way with cost and putting so much pressure on the subject. This one was simple and sweet,” wrote one YouTube user.
“That was really sweet and beautiful. It was simple and you used something she loved. I love magic so much and something like would definitely get me to say yes if my boyfriend ever pulled this off. I mean my boyfriend is a magician too but he never does any magic tricks for me anymore. Only when I ask,” said another.
“Excellent, one of the best. I agree the rest of youtube are all extravagant with how much money and “stuff” is around this is truly unique and well thought out,” added one more person.