Are Promise Rings Just for Couples?
Promise rings have been exchanged for centuries. Their history dates back to ancient times, when a promise ring was meant to solidify a pact—between two people, between a person and God, or even between cities and the sea!
Around the 16th or 17th century, promise rings became a common token to signify love or friendship, a tradition that has carried over to modern times. With the rise of engagement and weddings however, many people are confused as to what role promise rings play in the 21st century.
Are promise rings only for couples? Not at all!
Today, promise rings are exchanged mostly—but not exclusively—by romantic couples. And just because a promise ring is exchanged between a couple, doesn’t mean the promise is romantic in nature.
Every promise is unique, so your promise ring can encompass many different meanings. Here are a few things to take into consideration for all levels of commitment: