Post # 1
My boyfriend gave me a promise ring on our one year anniversary when we were 21 (we’ve been dating a little over 2.5yrs now). It is a yellow gold band with a 0.03ct diamond in it! I love and cherish it very much and wear it everyday on my right hand’s ring finger. He gave it to me because we were not yet considering marriage at the time but he wanted to give me something to show me and the rest of the world that he was serious about us.
Now that we’re planning on getting engaged soon, I picked out an engagement ring that will match the promise ring he gave me all that time ago! I love the idea of the promise ring, the engagement ring and finally the wedding band being symbols of all the stepping stones we took in our relationship 🙂
I was curious how many other waiting Bees had a promise ring too? What are your opinions on promise rings in general?
Post # 3
I did not but think your story is so cute. I wish you the best!
Post # 4
I think they are great! I’m engaged but when I had my promise ring, I wore it proudly. We both bought each other them. I think it’s a great stepping stone to engagement. It was a commitment more than boyfriend/girlfriend. He still wears his.
Post # 5
I personally don’t have one, but I like that you have something to represent the stages of your relationship. That’s really cute!
Post # 6
I don’t have a promise ring. We’ve been together for about 3 and a half years and we’ve been talking about marriage for quite some time. I’ve gotten some jewelry over the years, but no promise ring!
Post # 7
Yup, I have one! I just posted about it on another thread, but I absolutely love mine and it was something I wanted.
My bf got my promise ring when he was about 7 years old. He told his mom that he was going to give it to his wife when he was older. (Most little boys would have wanted to give it to their moms). He gave it to me when we were at his parents house after we’d been dating about 2 years. He even got down on one knee when he gave it to me and said that he couldn’t wait to make me his wife one day and that he’d been saving this ring for me.
My bf is not one to move quickly (like getting engaged quickly) and he gave it to me at a point in our relationship when I needed to know that he was all in! I wear it daily.
Post # 8
I wanted to mention too that I had wanted a promise ring and that I saw it as a stage in our relationship. My mom had a promise ring too and I liked the idea. At the time when he gave it to me, though, I must admit that I wished it was an engagement ring. But everything happens at the right time, no?
Post # 9
@MissBuffalo: Aww that’s an adorable story!
Post # 10
I get married in 2 weeks, and my wedding band was once affectionately called a promise ring…it wasn’t meant to be my wedding band, but I love it and it compliments my engagement ring perfectly. We will be getting a matching band on our 1yr anniversary that I will put above my engagement ring (if that makes sense…will be promise/wedding band, engagement ring, 1yr anniv ring)
Post # 11
I have a promise ring. My boyfriend gave it to me when we were together for 3 years. At the time I wasn’t happy about it being a promise ring, becuase that is when I started to get antsy about *thee ring.* I soon realized that it was a big step for him to do this and I started wearing it proudly. I wear it on my left hand ring finger because that is where he told me he would like me to wear it. I don’t mind wearing it on my left hand because I work in an office with 25 people, only 7 of them are females, the promise ring helps me a lot.
Funny story. Recently I have been working out and I have been losing weight. My ring no longer fits as tight as I would like it to, so I wear a bandaid on the back of it. SO and I were eating dinner with my parents and my mom noticed the bandaid and asked why, I explained it to my parents and my dad blurts out “Well I guess you need to upgrade” My mom nudges him and says “Rusty shhhhh” he looks around and starts saying “What did I do, I didn’t do anything.”
Post # 12
@jtsing: That is really cool that your promise ring will become your wedding band!
@Mrs.LetsGoPens: Very pretty ring!
Post # 13
My Boyfriend or Best Friend saw a few rings at the local highland games over the summer that we both really liked, and from some of the hints he’s dropped, that may be what I’m getting for our anniversary or my birthday as a promise ring/right hand ring. I’ve told him I’d rather he get me something less expensive and put the money in The Ring fund, but I really appreciate the meaning behind it, if that’s what he decides to do. I think one of his coworkers may have told him NOT to buy me a ring that isn’t an e-ring, though, (though he could also have been telling him not to buy me a Wusthoff knife… the other thing he’s let slip that he’s thought about getting me for a gift soon), so it may not happen.
I never thought about promise rings until that, but it’s neat to hear how other people have them and what they mean in their relationships 🙂
Post # 14
@Mrs.LetsGoPens: I love the dinner table story! That’s too funny! 🙂
I don’t have a promise ring, but my mom had one and she let me wear it when I was really little. When I got a little older, I realized how important that ring is to her and what it meant for their relationship. I gave it back to her for safe keeping because I’m a very irresponsible person, so I could just imagine myself taking it off and leaving it on a bathroom counter somewhere! Eeeps!
Post # 15
My boyfriend gave me a promise ring on our two year anniversary. It is black hills gold with a june birthstone because we had our first date in june! 🙂
Post # 16
@bellababy: aw that’s cute and thoughtful!