With so many possible meanings and connotations, commitment is a difficult term to define. Fortunately, defining jewellery that represents commitment is not too difficult. No, we’re not referring about the Wedding Ring or the Engagement Ring; instead, we’re referring to their younger, sexier cousin, the Promise Ring.
It is the “in-between” ring, a symbol of the exhilarating fresh surge of love and a stepping stone from which a great deal of love tales develop.
A PROMISE RING IS WHAT?
In a love relationship, a promise ring serves as a pre-engagement ring. Most often, promise rings can be exchanged between six and a year into a relationship. It confirms their relationship’s existing state and suggests that it may be progressing to the next level, such as going steady, a live-in arrangement, a formal engagement, or even marriage.
Exchanging promise rings is equivalent to becoming legally married without the comradery and customs of a conventional engagement. However, a promise ring is not a binding contract. Many couples who exchange promise rings never wed and sometimes even split up before making a permanent commitment.
DO PROMISE RINGS ONLY APPLY TO COUPLES?
No, is the response. A promise ring can be presented for a variety of reasons, and it can be worn by any number of people. In essence, it is a ring that denotes or represents a promise. As a result, it can be traded between close friends or used as a collective sign for a group of individuals who share a shared allegiance or cause, such as sorority members or starseed believers.
You can also give yourself a promise ring as a reminder of a vow you made to yourself, such as a vow to give up smoking or drinking, or as a mild prod to accomplish a deeply held ambition.
PURITY RINGS VS. PROMISE RINGS
The purity ring, also known as a chastity ring, is a common variation of a promise ring that denotes a pledge to abstain from sexual activity until marriage. They stand for the idea that “true love is worth the wait.”
Women (and occasionally men) have frequently claimed that the purity ring keeps away frogs who are unlikely to become their prince charming or ‘one true love’.
When Miley Cyrus, Teyana Taylor, Jordin Sparks, and the Jonas Brothers wore them, they gained widespread attention. Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and seasoned performer Jessica Simpson have all been spotted wearing purity rings in the past.
Every time the purity movement reappears, they become more and more well-known. Parents frequently give their kids purity rings that have been blessed by religious leaders.
A PROMISE RING: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Giving someone a promise ring is a very straightforward way of stating, “I promise myself to you.”
Having a promise ring denotes:
- A pledge of dedication (to a present relationship that might develop into a lifetime marriage)
- an objective to advance a present relationship
- For people who might not be prepared for an engagement but are entirely dedicated to the “now,” a declaration of love
- a commitment to monogamy and seclusion
- The joy of love, connection, and unity
WHAT ARE PROMISE RING’S ORIGINS?
The promise ring has a number of different origin tales. Some people assert that it dates all the way back to biblical times. The custom of the promise ring and engagement rings is thought to have started when the Pope mandated a required interval between engagement and marriage in the thirteenth century.
When young men couldn’t afford to be married right away but yet wanted to profess their love for their sweetheart, the tradition once again gained traction in the 16th century. They were carved with love poetry and lyrics in their 16th and 17th century variants.
WHEN SHOULD A PROMISE RING BE GIVEN?
The promise ring has substantial weight, least of all exclusivity, even though it lacks the gravitas of “till death do us part.”
Giving a promise ring to someone you’ve been seeing for a long (at least a year) or who you think you might want to spend the rest of your life with (whether as a live-in partner or as a legally married pair) is suitable.
However, for people who like to live “in the moment” at all times, a promise ring works well in place of an engagement ring since it conveys a fleeting sense of commitment and lets the future develop naturally.
Nevertheless, when it comes to offering promise rings, the rules don’t always hold true. A promise ring is the proper move to make if, at any point in your relationship, you feel ready for exclusivity.
A PROMISE RING SHOULD BE GIVEN IN WHAT MANNER?
Typically, couples talk about getting their promise rings jointly. However, if you want to surprise him/her by presenting it as a gift on a birthday, anniversary, or Valentine’s Day, make sure you clarify that it is a promise ring and not an engagement ring; in other words, don’t set someone up for disappointment. Couple the ring with a sentimental or illuminating note.
On the other hand, if you’re not sure how your spouse feels, hold off on getting a promise ring because it implies that you are ready for a “promise” but they might not be there yet.
HOW MUCH SHOULD A PROMISE RING COST?
Since promise rings are not intended to resemble engagement or wedding bands, they are not too ornate or expensive. In contrast to an engagement ring, they are actually more daintier and simpler. Spend therefore as much as your budget will allow or as much as you would on a typical gift for a loved one.