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28 Little Known Facts About a Promise Ring

28 Little Known Facts About a Promise Ring

The meaning of a promise ring can be one of three things: a pre-engagement ring, friendship ring or purity ring. However, a promise ring is more commonly associated with the former.

How are these three different?

A pre-engagement ring is given to a romantic partner. It symbolizes commitment and exclusivity. Others regard it as a precursor to an engagement ring; however, instead of the merely woman receiving the ring, a pre-engagement ring may be received and worn by both couples.

Another difference between the pre-engagement ring and engagement ring is the finger where you wear it. The latter is worn in the left ring finger while the former may be worn anywhere. It can even be worn as a pendant. After marriage, it may be transferred to the right ring finger.

A friendship ring, as the name suggests, is a ring given by friends to friends. It may mean commitment between friends but not necessarily exclusivity.

Lastly, a purity ring is used by a church back then to encourage their female members to be committed to keeping their virginity until marriage. Others call it a chastity ring. In some cultures, it can be a ring between couples who are committed to abstain until after the wedding ceremony.

Now that we have established the meaning of a promise ring, let’s get to know it some more.

Meaning of a Promise Ring: 100 Trivia

  1. Promise rings became prominent in the 1970s but pop celebrities of late made it even more widespread.
  2. Some celebrities known to use promise rings are Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Priyanka Chopra, the Jonas Brothers, and Demi Lovato.
  3. A promise ring doesn’t have to follow any requirement unlike engagement rings where karats or stones matter.
  4. A promise ring may be made of less expensive materials such as ceramic, plastic, wood, glass, and bone.
  5. Engravings are common in promise rings. These can be the promise itself such as “I will wait for you” or “friends forever,” names of the couples or friends, date when the ring was bought, etc.
  6. Birthstones are sometimes added.
  7. Some advise giving promise rings only after 6 months of being exclusive or if there’s a long-term commitment.
  8. Others give a promise ring if they have to be apart from each other for a long time.
  9. A promise ring is usually used by the younger generation.
  10. A promise ring is called a commitment ring in Brazil.
  11. Back in the 16th century, promise rings were called posy rings.
  12. Posy rings were engraved with romantic poems.
  13. Acrostic rings that spell REGARD were also common centuries ago. REGARD stands for ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, and diamond. (Is that where the valediction “regards” come from?)
  14. In Ireland, they have claddagh rings, which is similar to promise rings.
  15. Receiving a promise ring doesn’t mean you’ll be engaged or married.
  16. But receiving a promise ring means the giver is ready for commitment; hence it should not be given lightly.
  17. Accepting the promise ring means the receiver is also ready for commitment.
  18. Giving and receiving a promise ring does not mean a lifetime commitment. 
  19. Getting a promise ring means the couple is somewhere between exclusively dating and engagement.
  20. Ancient people believed that wearing the promise ring on the left ring finger is because there’s a vein that connects the finger to the heart. This was later on proven to be anatomically incorrect.
  21. Heart promise rings and intertwined rings are the most popular styles.
  22. Mosaic promise rings are popular in Ireland.
  23. While engagement rings are viewed as sacred, promise rings are considered fashion items.
  24. If buying a promise ring for a couple or group of friends, make sure the rings look identical.
  25. Promise rings don’t have to cost much although some may cost up to $2,000.
  26. Promise rings are not given the way engagement rings are. There’s no need to kneel on one knee and make a proposal. Promise rings can be given during a romantic dinner, a small birthday get-together, or any other occasion.
  27. Wearing a promise ring depends on the individuals involved. Some prefer to wear it all the time while others on special events only.
  28. Some couples use a promise ring as a “stand-in” for an engagement ring.

Promise Ring Designs

As mentioned earlier, a promise ring can come in various styles and designs. Just keep in mind that choosing one is not to be taken lightly. So here are three suggestions from our collection:

Hammered bypass wrap ring

This wrap ring comes in three colors: sterling silver, gold filled, and rose gold filled. It fits US sizes 2 through 10.

This ring is both elegant and classy. It's adjustable and versatile too. It may be worn as a toe ring.

Our hammered bypass wrap ring is proven hypoallergenic, so it’s safe even for those with sensitive skin. It’s also made of high quality 925 sterling silver, 14K gold filled, or 14k rose gold filled.

If you’re sending this as a gift, you don’t have to worry as we place all our items in beautiful packaging. You may add notes for us if you have special instructions.

However, it’s not customizable. If you prefer a customizable one, please see the options below.

Bar band ring

Our bar band ring is the thicker option between the two customizable ring options. It measures approximately 4mm in width. 

Just like the wrap ring, our band ring is made of  high quality 925 sterling silver, 14K gold, or 14k rose gold from Italy or the USA.

Our bar band ring can fit up to 30 characters, which may be blackened if desired. Its texture can be satin, shiny, brush, or hammered.

It fits size 4.5 to 12. It comes with a 2-3mm opening gap for adjustment.

Also, if you’re sending this as a gift, you don’t have to worry as we place all our items in beautiful packaging. You may add notes for us if you have special instructions.

Personalized thin bar ring

This bar ring is 1mm thinner than the band ring, but it carries almost all the features of the latter except that the character count is limited to 15.

This means that it’s also made of high quality 925 sterling silver, 14K gold, or 14k rose gold from Italy or the USA. Characters may be blackened if desired. Its texture can be satin, shiny, brush, or hammered. It fits size 4.5 to 12. It comes with a 2-3mm opening gap for adjustment.

If you’re sending this as a gift, you don’t have to worry as we place all our items in beautiful packaging. You may add notes for us if you have special instructions.

How To Get Ring Size

If you don’t know the ring size, follow these instructions:

First, get a non-stretch string or a strip of paper. Just make sure that it can fit the finger snugly.

Second, wrap the string or paper around the finger then mark it where it overlaps. 

Third, straighten out the strip of paper then measure the tip to the marked section with a ruler or tape measure. You can use either the metric or the imperial system then send it to us.

 

photo credits: https://www.theknot.com/

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