Have you found the love of your life? Congratulations! That’s an occasion that is always worthy of a celebration. But are you ready to take the next big step in your relationship together? Perhaps marriage is on the horizon for the two of you, but it doesn’t always have to be the next stage.
Being in love and experiencing life together is an adventure. It is a fluid evolution of joy between two souls who found each other amidst the millions of people in this world. What’s truly important is the promise. What’s truly significant is the commitment. And one of the most potent ways to express those things is with the symbolism of a ring. Not a wedding ring or engagement ring necessarily, but with a promise ring.
When you give her a promise ring, you are making a statement of your love. You are telling her that the bond you share is important to you. You are telling her that your intentions are only for her. This is not a “till death do us part” kind of declaration, although it could be. Within romantic relationships, a promise ring is simply and honestly a gesture to show that you have made the decision to be exclusive.
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If giving your beloved a promise ring sounds like it could be the next step for you, we would like to provide you with a few things to consider before making your purchase.
Understand the Difference Between a Promise Ring and Engagement Ring
While a promise ring and an engagement ring can look the same, they are not. There are certainly specific designs, styles and ways of wearing rings that denote their meaning. But the only way to truly understand the meaning of a ring is to create that meaning yourself. That means that when you give someone a promise ring, your words and intentions should be clear. Not only will this let you unequivocally express the feelings you have for her, but it will help avoid any misunderstanding about the ring’s purpose.
Choose a Design That Reflects Her Personal Style
Since this is a ring that she will potentially wear for many years to come, make sure it complements her style palette. While there are many bands you could choose for this promise ring, not all of them would be the right fit for her. Have a look at the jewelry she wears, the clothes in her wardrobe, and consider her particular fashion sense as you are shopping for her promise ring. It will definitely help you with the selection. And when it’s a great match, she will appreciate that it was “made” just for her.
Personalize the Ring to Make It More Meaningful
Once you’ve found her ring, consider having it engraved. Engravings help make significant memories. The Bradford Exchange offers engravings for free with each of their personalized promise rings. When you add your names, an important date, or a message that is special to you both, it makes the ring (and your promise to her) even more meaningful. And every time she slips the ring on her finger, she will see the engraving and be reminded of the cherished moment you shared your heart with her.
Thanks for reading! We trust this post helped you feel excited, encouraged, and enthusiastic about taking the next step in your relationship. And we hope we added a little inspiration to your promise ring shopping as well. Best wishes and happily ever after to you and your beloved.
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