questionswhat exactly is a promise ring?


The promise rings I looked up looked like engagement rings to me. Talk about fear of commitment. Sheesh!


The pre-engagement ring, which comes before engagement ring, which comes before the wedding ring.

Love is a rip off.


@woothulhu: Actually, love is a battlefield.


Generally, a promise ring is a ring that comes before an engagement ring. The significance is that they are generally less expensive and are usually given when people are in a tight situation financially, and can't afford a big engagement ring.

Because many women wear their engagement ring everyday, for some it's important that the engagement ring be exactly what they want. So some people may get a promise ring, use it for an elaborate proposal, and then go shopping for the precise ring.

Better than hating your engagement ring forever and ever!


It's a ring given to a romantic partner to signify a commitment to a monogamous relationship, often as a precursor to an engagement ring.

Promise rings can be worn on any finger, but those symbolizing pre-engagement are generally worn on the left ring finger; sometimes, the left middle finger or right ring finger is used instead to prevent confusion with an actual engagement ring.

vote-for3vote-against buy a 99 dollar ring and promise to marry her, but if you change your mind, you're only out 99 bucks.

@havocsback If some guy gave me that ring, it would be a battlefield!!


Whenever I hear about someone getting/giving a promise ring they are either a) a Jonas brother or b) in high school.


it is used to get you ready for the endless supply of jewlery you are "supposed" to get your wife.


@woothulhu: Which comes before the suffer-ring.


Its a way for high school students to finally get laid when "I love you" didn't do the trick.


Depending on the individual it can either be a place holder for the ring of her dreams or its a ring for the soul purpose of marking a woman or man as "taken" or "reserved."


It is not a pre-engagement ring, or something that a boy is even supposed to give a girl (though this may be some different kind of ring).

Despite whether or not companies are now producing "promise rings" being labeled as a type of pre-engagement ring, this is not what a promise ring actually is.

A promise ring, is a ring that a girl wears signifying that she has made a "promise" with her future husband, who she may not have met yet. It's a symbol of purity to encourage her and discourage others who might have nothing more than sexual intentions. It could also be phrased as an "I'm saving myself for marriage" ring.


A marketing ploy perpetuated by De Beers to make you buy more of their monopolized conflict diamonds.

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