Popping the big question to your partner is something that may take years of consideration and preparation. After all, it is a serious commitment, and you’d want to have all the important conversations with your better half before both of you tie the knot.
While you may not be ready to get down on one knee with an engagement ring yet, there are numerous other ways to express your love and dedication to your special someone. Whether you call them promise rings, commitment rings, purity rings, or pre-engagement rings, they all represent the same thing – love and commitment you have towards your partner.
But what exactly is a promise ring? Do you really need to get one? How much should you spend on it? Keep reading to find out all the answers regarding promise rings so that you can confidently make your purchase!
WHAT IS A PROMISE RING?
As its name suggests, a promise ring is exchanged when a couple promises themselves to each other. It is not the same as an engagement ring which signifies that a wedding is in the works. Still, a promise ring indicates that you are dedicated to your partner, and provides assurance that you are in this relationship for the long haul.
The specific, personal meaning can differ.
Couples who choose not to marry may also wear promise rings to convey a lifetime of love and devotion. Whether it’s to signify a future engagement or gifted as a mark of faithfulness to one another, a promise ring is a symbol of love.
WHEN SHOULD YOU GET A PROMISE RING?
Promise rings precedes the engagement ring, but that doesn’t mean that you should only get them a few months before the engagement. If both of you have already set an engagement date, we’d recommend skipping the promise rings altogether and start browsing for engagement ring designs instead.
As we shared earlier, promise rings are meant to show your commitment. This means you can purchase them in the early stages of your relationship. The best time to get a promise ring is when both of you decide to be serious about each other, but mutually agree that you do not want to tie the knot any time soon. This could be one, two, three or more years before your big day.
It’s also important to note that a promise ring, as with engagement rings and wedding rings, are not compulsory. They are simply symbols of your relationship at different stages. It’s entirely up to you and your better half to decide whether to purchase them.
But we understand how important your relationship is to you. Having a ring that embodies your love and commitment to your better half can serve as a precious keepsake, which you can hold onto for years.
Consider its sentimental value in the long-run, and you’ll realise that you made a good decision to invest in a promise ring when you two were younger.
WHICH FINGER SHOULD A PROMISE RING BE ON?
While an engagement ring is usually worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, a promise ring can be worn on whichever finger you’d like! You could even get creative with this one – some individuals prefer having it on the thumb, while others find the pinky finger adorable for a ring. For extra significance, some couples wear their promise rings on the same finger – but that is completely up to personal preference!
It’s a good idea to decide where you’d think you and your partner would wear the promise ring, so that you can purchase a set in the right size. If you’re unsure, consider the fourth finger – you’ll never go wrong with that. As a tip, view our ring size guide – you’ll know how to measure your own finger for the appropriate ring size and even learn how you can find out your partner’s one without them knowing at all.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I SPEND ON A PROMISE RING?
An engagement ring typically costs more than a promise ring, due to its larger centre diamond and more intricate details. For promise rings, there are no hard rules on how much you should spend on one. Some couples on a budget might opt for a minimalistic ring, while others may go with something fancy and sparkly.
You’d want something that reflects your love and commitment to one another. That could be a shiny diamond ring that symbolises the strength of your relationship, since diamonds are known for their durability. If you’re a couple who believes in frugality and simplicity, minimalist everyday rings will be perfect for you. In fact, you could choose them in place of traditional engagement and wedding bands many tend to go for. While simple, they’re still stylish and artfully creative in many ways.
You’re free to spend as much on your promise rings as you’re comfortable with – at the end of the day, you’d want a beautiful ring that your better half will love and appreciate its meaning for.
OUR PROMISE RING PICKS:
At SK Jewellery, we carry a variety of promise rings in different designs to help you show your commitment to the relationship. Whether you’re looking for something timeless or a little more sparkle, we’ve got you covered. We picked out our selections from our extensive range – if it’s not promise rings you’re after eventually, these can serve as some inspiration for your engagement or wedding rings instead.
Take a look at some of our favourites below!
For a dash of colour that celebrates the vibrancy of your relationship, you can’t go wrong with our Star Carat Constellation Blue Diamond Ring! Set in 18K white gold, this eye-catching promise ring features a stunning lab grown blue diamond seated in a glimmering row of small paved diamonds.
Let this elegant 18K white gold promise ring beautifully symbolise your commitment towards your special someone. With a trio of gorgeous lab grown diamonds taking the centre spot, this classic ring is a timeless piece to show your heart belongs to your soulmate.
Perfect for a more minimalist look, our Star Carat Twinkle Diamond Ring features a gorgeous lab grown diamond set in a resplendent micro-prong shank 18K white gold ring. With an unrivalled sparkle, this classic diamond promise ring will reflect how much you value your relationship.
SAY, “I PROMISE”
A promise ring is a great way to display your relationship status and pledge your love, pre-engagement. Whether it’s a shiny diamond ring or a simple band, look no further than SK Jewellery for an extensive range of affordable jewellery for women in Singapore. You can browse and purchase promise rings, engagement rings, and wedding bands to celebrate all stages of your relationship.
As a one-stop shop for quality jewellery, you can also find exquisite lab grown diamond rings from our Star Carat collection that’s perfect for all your special milestones and celebratory moments. Shop our collection online or book an appointment to visit our showrooms and shop for your promise ring in person!