(Closed) Promise Rings?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh, I love promise rings! Such beautiful rings, everyone!

My fiance never got me one due to our finances at the time. Plus, I always wore a ring my mother handed down to me on my marriage finger. We had talked about getting a promise ring while we were dating, but…in the end, he surprised me and I got an engagement ring instead! 🙂 We both felt we were ready to take this step together and we couldn’t be happier. 

Post # 48
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2631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t have a picture on here, but I had one for a year and a half before we got engaged. I thought it was sweet!

Post # 49
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3696 posts
Sugar bee

@Mrs.Lonestar: Thank you for the explanation, that makes a lot more sense to me.

Post # 50
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2396 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Now that I thought about it, I remember that my high school boyfriend that I was with for 2 years got me one. He got it while we were on a school trip with the band to the beach, and we went down to the beach and he gave it to me. I thought he was proposing and was very scared, HAHA, since I was like…15 at the time.

I wore it everyday on my left ring finger until we broke up. It was pretty. I think I still have it at my parent’s house. For us, it just symbolized that I was ‘taken’, which was the ‘hip thing to say’ in my highschool, I guess. Everyone knew it was not an engagement ring, since we were so young. After we broke up, I didn’t wear a ring on that finger again until 2/19/11 this past year, when Fiance gave me my ering. 🙂

I understand the sentiment behind a promise ring if you are young. Truthfully, I am not sure how I would feel about it if I got one in my 20’s or older, unless we were going to be long distance.

Post # 51
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Newbee

I had a promise ring when I was 18. He was my first “real” boyfriend. We had planned on waiting quite a while to get engaged, so he decided to get me one. However, I found out much later that he got it for me because he thought he was supposed to. Turns out, his older brother had given his girlfriend one, so he thought it was normal. Yeah, that didn’t last long. Now I’m with someone much different. We didn’t have promise rings, but I was okay with that after my first and only experience with one. Plus I’m older now, and I really didn’t like the idea of it for myself anymore.

I think it’s more about the meaning behind it that matters. And just please make sure he’s giving you a ring for the RIGHT reasons. Haha. 🙂

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