promise rings can symbolize a number of things – love, fidelity,
purity, marriage, friendship or a certain intention or vow. Promise
rings can serve as modern pre-engagement rings, indicating that a couple
is taking serious steps towards spending their lives together. No
matter what particular instance these men’s rings are used for, they
almost always indicate a special bond between two people.
rings are thought to date back to the 1500s. Men would give promise
rings as a sort of engagement ring, especially if they could not afford
to get married in the immediate future. The occasion of women giving
promise rings popped up more recently to the 20th century. These men’s
rings were usually offered when their beloved was not in a current
position to marry. In these instances, the woman giving the promise ring
was making a romantic gesture indicating that she would patiently wait
until her love was able to be wed, for financial reasons or otherwise.