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: â€śWe’re here on a covert operation. She’s the girl of my dreams and weâ€™ve been together for about five years.â€ť
He goes on, adding: â€śShe thinks weâ€™re filming a magic video but in reality sheâ€™s going to be filming me proposing to her without realizing.â€ť
Then a young man calls his girlfriend to ask her to meet him at a location on theÂ 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: â€śSee, what alchemists used to do, they would take natural elements and theyâ€™d combine them, you know, trying to find the elixir of life, which means youâ€™ll live forever.â€ť
He continues: â€śThen theyâ€™d take these metals and turn them into something really special.â€ť
Suddenly the magician crouches down and after a few moments opens his hand to reveal a sparkling diamond ring.
â€śAndrea, will you marry me, please?â€ť 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 duoâ€™s friend, David Altizer, was hiddenÂ several feet away and captured the moment.
The YouTube video showing theÂ 10th December proposal,Â posted last Friday has already scored more than 30,000 hits.
Emory told reporters: â€śWe will be getting married pretty soon actually.Â We are looking at possibly March or April.â€ť
â€śDavid 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,â€ť he added.
Back in 2009, one of the most famous Londonâ€™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.
â€śNo 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,â€ť wrote one YouTube user.
â€śThat 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,â€ť said another.
â€śExcellent, 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,â€ť added one more person.