Promises, Promises: Is a Promise Ring Right for You?

Apr 22, 2015

“With this ring, I promise you a strong shoulder to cry on. I promise to hold and care for you whenever you need me. I promise to bring you comfort when you’re sad and to defend you to the last. I give you faith, trust, and commitment unfailing… I will always be yours and you will always be mine. This I promise you.” -Marie Coulson, Bound Together

We’ve heard a lot of talk lately about Promise Rings. Some people find it to be an antiquated concept. Even worse, it’s been accused of being nothing more than a man’s way of placating a persistent marriage-seeking girlfriend. At King Jewelers, we’re of the mindset that it’s actually a sweet gesture!

Promise rings have been used for hundreds of years as a precursor to engagement rings. If a man loved a woman but he wasn’t successful enough to provide for her or purchase a ring worthy of her, he would present her with a simple promise ring. The idea here, of course, is that the ring functioned as a promise- one day, when he was in a stable financial position, he would present her with a proper ring and take her as a wife.

We could all learn a little something from history. In an age where men and women are driven to accomplish great things in their respective careers, it makes sense for us to wait a little longer before tying the knot. Take the opportunity to become financially stable as a couple! It’s also possible that the two of you just aren’t ready to get married, period. You love each other, you plan to stay together, but the “M” word is a little daunting- and that’s ok! A promise ring symbolizes your mutual commitment to each other and is a beautiful promise for “someday” in the future.

Promise rings come in all shapes and sizes, with or without gemstones, as bold fashion statements or as simple bands. Rings with romantic motifs like infinity symbols, hearts, or knots are always popular choices. If you think she’d like something with a gemstone, opt for something like this new piece from Ippolita, shown below. It’s available in a wide variety of gemstones so you’re sure to find one that fits her taste.

Travel, experience new adventures, live in the moment, and enjoy your time together! If you’re with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, there’s no need to rush.


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