While we love nothing more than a proposal, we also understand that timing is everything. If you find you’re not quite ready for an elaborate proposal with your one true engagement ring, then perhaps now is the perfect time to present one of our promise rings to your special someone. If you’re wondering ‘what are promise rings?’ then we’ve got you covered, this guide has all you need to know about promise rings, from their meaning to how to choose the perfect one.
So, what do promise rings mean? If you are planning to get engaged in the next couple of years a promise ring is the perfect precursor to the main event, it works as a beautiful token of your devotion to your partner and your relationship together. They may also be used as a ‘decoy’ ring; a gorgeous ring for a proposal when the person popping the question doesn’t want to make the big purchase without the lucky recipient’s input. Propose with one of our stunning promise ring or dress ring then shop together for an engagement ring with the assistance of one of our diamond experts, either online or in-store.
Given their traditional use as a precursor to an engagement, a promise ring usually comes in at a fraction of the cost. Always work within your own budget, we’d suggest planning to spend anywhere between £200 to £500 for something that will provide the wow factor, but feel free to spend as little or as much as your heart desires. We have a wide range of beautiful promise rings that start from as little as £55. Once you and your partner then decide to buy an engagement ring, you can choose to spend a little bit more on something that complements your ring beautifully.
A promise ring is traditionally worn on the ring finger of the left hand, as this is the finger that usually demonstrates one’s relationship status. Following an engagement, it can be switched to the ring finger of the right hand.
Here at Fraser Hart, we are always champions of individuality, so we feel a promise ring looks best wherever the wearer feels most comfortable wearing it and wherever it fits in with the style of any other rings being worn. They can often be perfect as part of a delicate ring stack and can also be perfectly complemented with a piece from our beautiful stunning necklaces and bracelets collections.
In terms of style, anything goes with this ring, so keep the personality and preferences of the recipient in mind when browsing our stunning collection of promise rings. A popular option is to opt for a touch of personalisation with a ring featuring their birthstone. We also think any of the rings from our collection of dress rings would make for a perfect promise ring too.
If you’re wondering what to say to when giving a promise ring or how to gift your special someone with one of these beautiful rings, then we’ve got you covered. Firstly, think about why you want to purchase one of these rings for your loved one - they’re meant for showcasing your love and commitment to one another, so make sure to demonstrate that when gifting a promise ring to your partner. Think carefully about your partner’s style and choose the promise ring that perfectly reflects their uniqueness, from more vintage styles for the lover of all things old school to contemporary styles for the fashion-forward lover. Knowing you’ve chosen the perfect one will allow you to gift the ring in confidence and will guarantee to put a smile on your loved one’s face.
We hope our guide to promise rings has inspired you to find the perfect ring to showcase your forever love to your special someone in true style. Delve into our full range of promise rings and explore the beautiful array of different styles and features to choose from.