In part one of this two-part blog, we discussed some of the basics of the “promise ring.” A highly popular item today, promise rings are often used as an alternative form of commitment between a couple, with a few potential meanings and interpretations depending on your desires as a unit.
At AAA Jewelers, we offer not only traditional engagement and wedding rings, but also numerous pieces that are perfect as promise rings. In today’s entry, we’ll go over a few other important details of promise rings: How much they cost, how you should go about giving and wearing a promise ring, and what happens to a promise ring after an engagement or other relationship events.
As with engagement rings, wedding rings and virtually any piece of jewelry, how much a promise ring costs largely depends on your personal preferences and budget. There are some promise rings that rival engagement rings in cost and scope, with several diamonds and possible gemstone combinations that make them more expensive.
On the flip side, there are also plenty of more affordable promise ring styles that will stay out of the four-figure range and allow for a relatively low-stress purchase. If you and your significant other are considering purchasing promise rings, go over a general budget and price range ahead of time.
So when should a promise ring be given? Again, this depends on a few individual factors. However, they’re generally given by couples who have been together for a significant period of time and are looking for an alternative way to signify their commitment and love for one another.
Generally speaking, we highly recommend discussing a promise ring in advance with your significant other. Go over what the ring will mean for each of you, and ensure both of you are on the same page – there’s nothing worse than giving such a ring in a case where your partner does not want it.
Many people choose to give promise rings on important occasions, such as birthdays or anniversaries. But they don’t have to be planned out to the same formal degree as an engagement ring – unless you choose to, of course.
A promise ring can usually be worn on any finger, rather than engagement rings which are generally meant for the left ring finger. Most people wear promise rings on the left hand, but they can be moved around or even placed on a necklace in some cases.
What happens to the promise ring if the relationship moves forward to an engagement? Many people simply choose to move the promise ring to the right hand in this case, while others may re-fashion it into a different piece of jewelry.
In unfortunate circumstances where a couple breaks up after giving promise rings, these can sometimes be returned. Many choose to keep the item as a memory token, however.
For more on promise rings, or to learn about any of our engagement jewelry or fashion jewelry options, speak to the staff at AAA Jewelers today.