What to Say When Giving a Promise Ring

Promise rings are tangible symbols of your commitment. Relationships are a promise to love and support each other. As these rings represent serious love, you may be thinking about getting one for your significant other. Knowing what to say when giving a promise ring can feel overwhelming. To help you move onto the next step in your relationship, we will guide you through what to say when giving a promise ring.

What do you say when you give a promise ring

Giving your loved one a promise ring can be an exciting and nerve recking time. The good news is that giving a promise ring does not have to be a spectacle. Save the five-star dinner reservation and exotic vacation for your marriage proposal. This should be an intimate moment between you and your partner as the first steps in a long, romantic journey.

Putting together your thoughts ahead of time will help you feel confident and composed when giving the promise ring. Take a moment to consider what makes your partner special. Remember how you felt on your first date. Bring up the moment when you knew they were the one for you. Celebrate everything that makes your romance remarkable.

Always be authentic about your love and speak from your heart. Make it clear what the promise ring means for your relationship. The promise ring may stand as:

  1. A special promise: Consider what promise you want to make to your loved one. You might say:
    • “I promise to never stop loving you.”
    • “I promise to be faithful to you.”
    • “I promise to be your biggest supporter.”
    • “I promise to be my best self for you.”
  2. A place holder for an engagement ring: While you may not now be ready for a marriage proposal with your partner, you know that you will be in the future. Use a promise ring as a place holder for a stunning engagement ring. Tell your loved one:
    • “This ring represents my commitment to our love and will be replaced with an engagement ring one day.”
    • “The diamond in this ring is just as bright as our future together.”
    • “This ring will remind of us of our promise to marry each other.”
    • “Wear this ring and know that I will always be at your side.”
  3. A chastity pact until marriage: You and your significant other may have decided to say pure until the day you wed. Tell them:
    • “This ring is our promise to stay chaste until marriage.”
    • “With this ring I promise that my body and heart will be only yours.”
    • “This ring shows that our love is patient.”
    • “Wear this ring to celebrate our pure love.”

What does it mean to give a promise ring?

A promise ring can mean so many things. The ring can represent love, commitment, and a future marriage. Most of all, the ring represents devotion. Promise rings are a beautiful reminder of your love. Think of them as a modern-day version of giving your loved one your class ring or pin.

People give promise rings as a first major step in their relationship. A couple may exchange promise rings because they are young, living far apart, cannot afford an engagement ring, or not yet ready for marriage. Whether you are high school sweethearts, long-distance lovers, or a budding romance, promise rings show resounding devotion.

When should you give a promise ring?

There is no definitive time to give a promise ring. You may want to bestow the ring on a special day like your anniversary or their birthday. A major life change like moving away for work or school is another great reason to gift the ring. Whenever your significant wears the ring, they will be reminded of your commitment.

Whatever reason you may have for giving your loved one a promise ring, always be genuine. Even if you feel nervous or slip up, your partner will be able to feel your love. What will you tell your special someone when you gift them the ring?

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Carl A. Jones, GIA GG

Carl A. Jones is a GIA Graduate Gemologist with over 20 years of experience in the diamond industry. He is an independent jewelry appraiser. He specializes in determining the value of diamonds and advising consumers on how to buy quality diamond jewelry.

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