Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Promise Rings For Men: Want to Really Impress this Valentine’s Day?
The smile that cleanses my soul, the eyes that stop time with a single glance, the touch of love from his hands, I’ve been waiting for this day, this special time, all I can do is pray for you to be my Valentine.

Oh yes it’s that time again, the most romantic day of the year dedicated to love.  Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate our feelings of affection, getting struck by Cupid’s arrow and going all doe-eyed and gooey - a day full of love, intimacy and romance.

St. Valentine

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner there is not better day of the year than the day of love to give your partner a promise ring.  All across the States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. 

Legend has it that Valentine was a priest who served during third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius 11 decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine realizing the injustice of this defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Claudius found out this secret, Valentine was ordered to death. Valentine was executed on 14th February in the year 270. Fast forward to the 21st century and we are still celebrating Valentine’s Day.

 If you’re thinking of making a grand gesture this Valentine’s Day and showing your special someone what they mean to you, what better way to celebrate your relationship and love for him by getting him a Promise ring?

Way before marriage comes commitment, loyalty, passion and friendship and promise rings act as an acknowledgement of it. Promise rings are most commonly given to a romantic partner as a sign of commitment, not quite engagement, but a simple way to show how you feel and to say “I’m here to stay”.  

The ring is given to symbolize a promise that one person makes to another. In some cases giving a promise ring is a prelude to an engagement (not so elaborate of course); it’s kind of like a promise to marry - or not, it’s up to the couples themselves.

A promise ring however can mean many things:
·         I will be faithful to you
·         I will return to you
·         I will keep a specific promise to you
·         I will keep your secret
·         I love you
·         I will save my virginity for you
·         We are best friends
·         I will always be there for you
·         You are my one and only Valentine

The keyword here is ‘promise’. Rather than just giving him a gift this Valentine’s Day, you’re adding significance to symbolize your commitment. And what better day to give it to him than on Valentine’s Day, the loveliest day of year.


Promise rings for him come in every style and design imaginable. Some are gold, stainless steel, some come with writing ‘only love you’ or for a more unique style you could choose a black titanium ring with a cubic zirconia. The choice is yours and not only can you suit the ring to him, but also occasion and type of commitment you’re trying to say.

Promise ring etiquette

Valentine’s Day couldn’t be more of a perfect time to give him his ring. A promise ring shouldn’t be expensive or elaborate that it is mistaken for a wedding ring, but with a special significance that adds weight to the promise. 

·         Consider a ring with custom engraving
·        If you’re having trouble deciding, ask your partner and talk about your commitment to each other and maybe you could select rings together
·        Give him the ring in a significant location – possibly where you had your first date
·        Give him the ring by opening the box and showing it to him
·        Most promise rings are worn on the left hand middle finger or right hand ring finger

Valentine’s Day and promise rings go hand in hand. Choosing a ring for him should be fun and the giving of a promise ring a true Valentine’s Day gift. Be romantic, get butterflies in your stomach and get the nerve to tell him you’re hopelessly and desperately in love with him…and you want it to stay that way. 

After all St Valentine didn’t get executed just so we could give a card and get on with our day…

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Promise rings for couples

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What is a promise ring and why would you give one?

As it suggests, a promise ring is exactly that. It is a tangible symbolization of a promise between two people, usually who are in a relationship together. It’s a sign of commitment and the exchange of rings is often the very first step a couple will take together on their journey towards marriage.
However, they can also be given between two friends, a parent and their child or other special relationships.

Whatever the reason, promise rings are back in vogue, so here is everything you need to know if you’re considering giving one.

When should you give a promise ring?

There are lots of reasons why a promise ring might be given, but it all starts with a promise.
Some of the most common reasons to give a promise ring include:

  1. You feel lots of love for someone special in your life, and want to show them with a ring. However you may be too young or not yet in a financial position to get engaged.
  1. You think you are ready for a long-term commitment, and want to make a promise of this to your partner. The promise ring is the perfect middle ground between an official announcement and a promise that you only have eyes for each other.
  1. You feel serious about your relationship and want to show you are exclusively dating.

Which finger should promise rings be worn on?

Promise rings can be worn on any finger, and especially on the engagement finger (ring finger on the left hand) if it is intended as a pre-engagement ring.

What to say when giving a promise ring

The giving of a promise ring is a sign of commitment, and giving one is often the first step of a long relationship and journey between two people. And since a promise ring can mean whatever you want it to, there are many things you could say.

Knowing just what to say at this important moment can make it that much more special. Here are some helpful ideas to you get started and a few words to inspire you.

You might say:

  • “Wear this ring as a symbol of our commitment to this relationship and our future.”
  • “When you look at this ring, I hope it reminds you of my promise to never stop loving you.”
  • “This rings come with a pledge that I will be faithful to you.”
  • “Whenever we look at these rings, they’ll remind us that we’ll always be there for each other.”

Make sure whatever you say it’s related to the reason and motivation you have for giving the promise ring.  It should be a very personal occasion and the timing and wording should reflect your unique relationship.

Choosing the right ring

The ring you choose will symbolize ongoing love and commitment and is just as important as choosing an engagement ring, however is not meant to look like and engagement ring or a wedding band for him. Choose a ring that is simple, delicate and something they will be proud to show off to their friends and family.

If you’re at the promise ring stage you should have an idea of his or her tastes and what kind of jewelry they like to wear.

For her

Choose a ring with a symbol like a heart, infinity style, key or double hearts is a lovely understated elegant choice. Adding a beautiful gemstone to the heart or infinity design will add another dimension of style.

An even better idea is to choose a gemstone that is her birthstone. Choosing a promise ring with her birthstone shows you have given some real thought into the whole process. There are also heaps of options when it comes to what type of metal such as; gold, platinum, silver, rose gold or white gold.

For him

When buying for him keep it simple, sophisticated, yet tough. Not only does it have to be stylish, it has to be made of the strong stuff. Think stainless steel oxidized casting finish, rust resistance, hardy while wearable and luxurious. Consider his lifestyle and his personality too.

A traditional man would normally go for simple gold or silver band, nowadays there is more choice in men’s rings than ever before. You could consider platinum, titanium, palladium, tungsten and ceramic - all very popular and very affordable.

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