What exactly is a pre engagement ring?
Pre engagement rings are becoming more common as non-traditional marriage norms replace traditional ones.
These rings symbolize a significant commitment that some couples make before getting engaged. They are often purchased by couples who prefer to take things slow, have limited funds for a wedding, or are not ready to take the next step towards marriage. A pre engagement ring is a beautiful expression of the desire to dedicate your future to your loved one and represents a certain level of dedication and commitment. By giving or receiving a pre engagement ring, you are indicating that marriage is in the cards for you both.
Exploring the history of pre engagement rings
The concept of pre engagement rings has existed at various points throughout history. In 16th century England, there were posy rings adorned with love poetry as a form of pre engagement ring. Another type of pre engagement ring called acrostic rings featured gemstones spelling out words like “regard” composed of rubies, emeralds, garnets, amethysts, another ruby, and a diamond. The term “promise ring,” which is similar to a pre engagement ring, gained popularity in the 1970s.
The difference between promise rings and pre engagement rings
Promise rings and pre engagement rings share similarities as both serve as placeholders until an engagement ring comes along. The couple holds the authority to categorize their ring choice as a promise ring or a pre engagement ring. If marriage is not part of their immediate plans, designating it as a promise ring seems more suitable. The sole disparity between these two types of rings lies in their placement on the finger. Pre engagement rings are commonly referred to as placeholders and typically find themselves adorning the left hand’s ring finger – the destined position for an eventual engagement ring. Nevertheless, couples with no intention of exchanging vows in the near future can comfortably wear a promise ring on either finger.
Who might opt for a pre engagement or promise ring?
- High school sweethearts: Many teenagers understand that they are not presently ready for marriage but envision matrimony with their current partner further down life’s path. Opting for an affordable yet distinct token effectively conveys their affection and shared aspirations.
Choosing the perfect pre engagement or promise ring
A pre engagement or promise ring should resemble an engagement ring and serve as a placeholder between it and the eventual wedding ring. Certain designs can symbolize the sense of pre engagement perfectly. One example is a heart diamond ring, which is an ideal way to express your love for each other. The heart shape and diamonds are often associated with passion, making it an excellent choice for a pre engagement or promise ring. When you give someone a heart stone to wear, you are essentially giving them a ring with the mark of your heart on it, symbolizing your promise to be together for life.
If you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring or need custom jewelry, Finer Custom Jewelry is always available to assist you in finding that special piece that is just right for you.