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Promise Rings

Representing love and commitment the promise ring has become increasingly popular in today’s culture.

Promise Ring Meaning

The exact meaning of a promise ring is personal and can differ from couple to couple. Usually, it is a ring worn to signify a commitment to a monogamous relationship and sometimes a promise for an engagement in the future. Promise rings do not promise marriage, however, as engagement rings do. History of the Promise Ring In the 13-16th century, a type of promise ring called a Posy ring was popular. Posy rings were given as a token of love and were engraved with a romantic phrase or poem. During the Georgian and Victorian eras in the 17-18th century, Acrostic rings were in style. Acrostic rings spelled out the word “ regard” with the first letter of a gemstone. For example a regard ring would have a ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby and diamond.

Promise Ring Styles Promise rings can be made of any precious metal and can include any gemstones. Some promise rings have diamonds or sapphires or even birthstones. They also can come in any preferred style but are usually more subtle than an engagement ring.

How to Wear a Promise Ring There are no set rules about which finger you should wear your promise ring on. Promise rings can be worn on any finger and some prefer to wear their promise ring on a chain as a pendant. Here are examples of rings that can be given as a promise ring.

promise ring in gold with silver, promise ring with diamond

gold and silver diamond ring, gold promise ring

Hi, I am Lia Gormley and all of the jewelry on this website is entirely handmade by me in my studio in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire. On my blog, I share my love for gems, my inspirations, and my creative process. You can read more about me on my about page.

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