Every time we watched romantic movies where a guy would ask a woman for marriage by bending on one knees and holding out engagement ring or promise ring, I would really be moved to tears. It seems that I am that girl…so in love …so giddy! Makes me wander on our own wedding day where we slipped on our rings to signify before our witnesses that by the grace of God we commit for lifelong love and devotion to each other and and know that we are destined to be with each other for all eternity .
Are you familiar with promise rings? Tradition generally holds that these rings were given by younger couples. This was usually the case because it was normal for the young couple not to have a wealth position that would allow for marriage and children. With a promise ring, a guy could assure his beloved that at the right time (with enough courage, maturity and fortune to start a family) he’s going to marry her. He would remain faithful to her until such that that he’s able enough to walk the girl in the aisle of marriage.
There are many different promise ring styles:
- White Gold Promise Rings
- Diamond Promise Rings
- Yellow Gold Promise Rings
- Solid 14K designs
Many designs contain the heart symbol and it is symbolic in that the lover dedicates their heart to being with each other. In my case, I had that sterling silver promise ring because we’re not on the capacity to afford the precious styles and genuine diamonds.
Promise rings date back to the 16th century. They were also known as friendship rings . Back in the day, when a man could not afford to get married as the social structure of marriage was forbidding, they would buy a promise ring as a placeholder until such time they would be able to effectuate a marriage.
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