Do Men Wear Promise Rings?
Perhaps you have heard about promise rings—or some of the other names they are known by, a pre-engagement ring or commitment ring—which have long been something that men give to women as a “promise” of a future engagement, but in recent years it has become more common for both men and women to wear these rings.
What is a Promise Ring, Anyway?
The term “promise ring” is used pretty broadly to define a ring given to someone in a romantic relationship that signifies a long-term commitment. For some couples it’s a way to solidify a relationship if one of them is leaving for an extended time. For others it’s a sort of pre-engagement phase of life where you’re committed but not officially engaged to be married. It can also symbolize a specific promise (not an engagement) that you have made, such as a promise to be devoted only to each other, or a promise to avoid intimate relationships with others. Promise rings have been around for hundreds of years, but have resurfaced recently after celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were seen wearing them.
When and How to Give a Promise Ring
Traditionally promise rings aren’t something that you give until you have reached a point of significant commitment in a relationship. For many couples today, it’s the “in between” before you’re ready to tie the knot, but when you know you’re committed to only each another.
Many people think of promise rings as something reserved exclusively for women, but the reality today is that both men and women often wear these rings to symbolize commitment in a relationship. There is no traditional hand or finger that you have to wear your promise ring on, but most people choose to wear it on the ring finger of the left hand like you would a wedding ring (a little known fact: the reason people wear rings on the left hand ring finger is an ancient, but incorrect, belief that there is a vein running directly from that finger to the heart).
Cost-Effective Promise Ring Options
For many couples, though, buying a promise ring—especially if it’s a prelude to a future engagement ring—could be pretty difficult financially. The great news is that if you are interested in a promise ring, there are a lot of options today that won’t completely break the bank. Silicone promise rings for men and women have become an ideal way to symbolize your love at a price any couple can afford.
Enso Rings has a wide array of colors, styles, and options you can choose from to show that special someone that you’re committed.