(Closed) Do any of you have "Promise" Jewelry?

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Have you been given "Promise" jewelry
    Yes, he has given me "promise" jewelry : (51 votes)
    28 %
    No, he has not : (38 votes)
    21 %
    No, I think that is dumb : (57 votes)
    31 %
    No, he thinks it is dumb : (31 votes)
    17 %
    I have no idea what "Promise" jewelry is. : (4 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2759 posts
    Sugar bee

    No. I see promise jewelry as something more geared towards younger couples, like those in their teens and maybe early twenties – we’re 25 and planning an engagement for later this year, so a “promise” ring would kinda be pointless lol.

    I wear a claddagh ring, but I bought it for myself last year to symbolize the healing and self love I had developed after breaking up with my ex-FI. I do wear it pointing in now, to symbolize that my heart is taken.

    Post # 4
    Member
    379 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Back when we first got serious he got me a promise ring. It’s a massive sapphire, and beautiful… I still wear it when we go out. At the time he was 21 and I was 20… I got my “One Ring” 7 years to the day after I got my promise ring. We got married 9 years to the day that we started dating. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    I’ll get a pic up of it later…

    Post # 5
    Member
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We are not a “very young” couple, I’d say we are regular age for marriage… I’m in my late 20s and he’s in his late 30s and my Darling Husband gave me a promise ring before we were engaged.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Before my engagement ring, he gave me a promise ring in high school.  It meant a lot to us, but then people heard and everyone got promise rings that meant next to nothing, so it made ours lose value in the eyes of others.  But that’s okay, because now I have the real deal and I’m planning my wedding!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 7
    Member
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Darling Husband gave me a promise ring about 10 months into our relationship. To be honest, however, I’m not really sure what was meant by it. I guess it was a promise that he was in it for the long-haul, but he did a lot of things between the day he gave it to me and the day we got married (or even engaged–8 years later–for that matter), which made me question his intentions. Luckily, we’ve worked through it all.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    No. We both see it as teenage thing, we met when I was 21.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I got a promise ring from my now Fiance just over a year and a half prior to my engagement ring. I wear it always on my right hand now.

    Post # 10
    Member
    7222 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @MissCalifornia:  +1

    I got a promise ring in high school… because obviously, we were too young to get engaged. Not with that guy anymore and I would think it was super weird if my 42 year old Manfriend bought me a promise ring. I’d be like “Um… where’s my engagement ring?!”

    Post # 11
    Member
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We are not young… I was 30 and FH was 45 when he gave me a promise ring/domestic partnership ring! We were about to move to MN and due to the high cost of the move, we went for a commitment ring instead of a e-ring. It is a beautiful big blue judith Ripka ring that is fabulous! we we’re engaged about two weeks after the move ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
    Member
    4524 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @FEDORAble:  No, and I wouldnt want one for a couple of reasons:

     

    1)save that money for the real deal!  We already live together, have pets, bills, and vehicles together, so I’ve kind of taken the level of committment and merging of our lives the last two years as a “promise”.  I’d rather him put what he’d spend on the promise ring toward my engagement ring. 

     

    2)when he gave it to me, the second i saw a ring box, i’d go into “this-is-it” mode, i’m positive.  That actually happened to a friend of ours: her boyfriend of a few years took her on this awesome weekend trip and lavished her the entire time.  Then at the end of it pulls a ring box out of his pocket and starts telling her how much he loves her and wants to be with her, etc (aka “Things Men Say When They Propose”).  So she’s bawling because she thinks (reasonably so) its THAT ring……..and he opens the box and tells her it’s a promise ring.  The kicker is: it’s a nice ring, one that easily could be an engagement ring.

     

    I’ll let you guess her feelings on it.

    Post # 13
    Member
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    No. I’m not sure I see the point. I associate promise rings as something for teenagers.

    Post # 14
    Member
    314 posts
    Helper bee

    Yes. And I actually did a post about this yesterday here in Waiting. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had never received anything like that before. But love it. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @FEDORAble:  I got a promise ring the day he told me he loved me. We were both 23. It was too soon to get engaged (we’d been together a month), but we knew we would we wanted to marry each other. It was a promise to me that he would hold to his commitment and be honest through our relationship. It’s a Hellenite ring (Emerald Obsidianite)…a stone that can only be found/formed around Mount St. Helens :). It originally wasn’t part of the plan to give me a ring, but it turned out to be a good touch and a good reminder.

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I still have the promise ring Fiance gave me when we were 15, haha. Its just a plain band so I still wear it as a RHR.

    I do see promise jewelry as being pretty juvenile. I think mine is sweet, but we were 15 for crap’s sake. If he had given me that at 25 it wouldn’t be so cute, lol. However I think someone can give their Girlfriend other jewelry and as long as it isn’t labeled as “promise” its fine ๐Ÿ™‚

    The topic ‘Do any of you have "Promise" Jewelry?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors