Promise rings are an age old tradition of exchanging rings with a loved one to show your commitment to each other. The ring symbolizes a promise between two people. This promise is commonly for a future wedding or engagement, but can also be for friendship, purity or religion.
These rings date all the way back to the late 16th century. In this time period, when a man intended to get married but could not afford it, he would give his fiancé a promise ring as a placeholder until marriage became possible. Then in the 17th century it became a status symbol and was offered as a dowry. It was a representation of the wealth of the soon to be husband. In the 18th century it got a more romantic connotation as it was given as a sign that you would give your life to the other person and love them with all your heart. Now, these rings are exchanged to show a commitment between two people who are not yet able to or wanting to get married or engaged.
Here at Secret Sapphire we offer a variety of promise rings for men and women as well as custom pieces. Monica Tsao, co-founder and graduate gemologist, can help you design a special promise ring for your loved one. Call us at 604-558-3638 to book an appointment today!
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