Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Here I am, already overwhelmed with the thoughts of what my beau is up to for Valentine’s ritual. I’ve heard a lot from my committed friends and have swooned over those cheesy (but super heart-fluttering) romantic proposals in movies. A girl dolled up in red, a boy on one of his knees, a bouquet of scarlet red roses and a love confession that gives you butterflies!!! Yeah, all the girls are blushing 😍 ikr!!!
Hey, did I skip something? What is it? – a girl, a boy, red roses, confession and 🤔…ohh! How could I miss “the ring”? Can there be a love confession without a ring? No, never….even if it has to be done with those homemade instant rings. Remember those flowering twigs from the garden or those slices of chilies in the kitchen from flicks? They are the best survival strategies for a last-minute proposal.
Well, this is exactly what I’ve been daydreaming about for a few days now –
A Ring loaded with Bling…
That brings two Hearts closer,
and ties them with a String….
Are you a believer in a Sincere Heart that’s too earnest for just a Fling?
(Woww!! Did it rhyme just now?)
Equilibrium of Romance: Ring’s “The KING”
Have you met a girl who doesn’t savor decking up her fingers with pretty rings? Well, I don’t mean to offend my mates who find styling rings a hassle. That’s entirely their outlook and I respect that. But for me, a flawless sparkle, glamorous signature and a contrasting pop of colors is what I live for and rings give me that strong “give-them-all” aura. Even boys in the contemporary age crave rings for a statement appeal. That’s the traction of rings flashing on your fingers.
However, when it comes to bonding over love, rings take over an altogether different persona (and you know why). The journey of pursuing true love begins with a promise ring and is followed by a proposal ring. As you walk down the aisle with your SO accompanied by engagement rings, that’s when you exchange vows of matrimony with wedding rings.
Finally comes the “happily married ever after” couples, yearning to give a steady boost to their love life. For this, wedding anniversary rings serve as showstoppers year after year to keep the passion flaming. The journey continues and new promises are added to the list, but let’s take a turn back. Through this article, I wish to give a huge round of applause to promise rings that lift our spirits on this bumpy love ride.
Thoughts Behind A Promise Ring – A Step Closer to Your Love
For my friends who are still new to the Promise Club, here’s what I’ve to say. Promises are never just given but meant to be kept and commitment is never asked but given by will. Once given, you must stick to it – that’s the philosophy behind wearing a promise ring as well.
You pledge to give your sincerity to your partner in return for their affection & admiration for you. But that’s ruled out for my fellows who have unreciprocated romantic feelings. You can’t give and take a word to your unrequited admirer. Wake up!!! They don’t owe you anything….
Although a promise ring does not guarantee a future marriage (so you can’t sue your EX for breaking their “PROMISE”), it’s a way to express your deep resolve to stay true-hearted with your partner as long as you hold a romantic corner for them.
A Short History
Why are you wondering? Were you under the impression that only Gen-Z knows how to make agreements? Let’s dig deeper to reach the foundation, here’s my narration…
It was the Ancient Romans who introduced “promise rings” as a way to commit to partners before getting married. Now, that’s what we call thinking ahead of time. But the get-up was restyled in the 14th century with “posy rings”. They were new-age romantic mementos inscribed with poetic verses of love (What a creative thought!). “Claddagh rings” debuted in the 17th century, with two hands holding a crowned heart with love. A mind-blowing demonstration of how the “HEART” rules every kingdom.
The 19th century altered the look further but kept the same intentions with “acrostic rings”. This time, dearest rings and regards rings were hired with the job of conveying love with specific gemstones. Are you getting the entire “ring” thing? The ingredients were different but the flavor was still the same every time.
In the contemporary world, the credit goes to Hollywood icons such as Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and the Jonas Brothers. They styled promise rings in a way that grabbed eyeballs around the globe. Now, every other couple wants to be the trendsetter and why not – it’s a chic way to carry promises effortlessly.
Promise Rings Vs. Proposal Rings – Drawing the Boundaries
For me, promise rings and proposal rings were synonymous until I got into the skin of their characters. Well, a proposal ring definitely serves the purpose of a promise ring, but vice versa is not always the case. If you were also living in a dream, the alarm’s up, it’s time for the reality check.
A promise ring calls for a promise of fidelity in a romantic relationship. But that does not go well with the theme of “on-one-knee proposals” which are centered around the framework of wedding. Let’s draw the line – a promise is when you take a pledge to abide by the rules of faithfulness and a proposal is when you woo your partner with thoughts of marriage. So, while your promise ring is the game changer, it’s a proposal ring that’s the official love emblem.
GemsNY’s Take on Promises – Make it With a Ring
Valentine is in line with the sparks of love igniting in my heart. Now, only a promise ring will add a kaleidoscopic frame to this monochromatic reel. I’m dying to kickstart the journey to conquer my love with its own count of sweet & bitter bites, waiting for a promise that’s sealed with a ring. Roll up your sleeves!!! We are about to cross the threshold to discover the spectacular universe of promises (gemstones) studded on the rings. Let’s welcome onboard GemsNY, our guide for the tour.
Vows With a Gemstone Toss
If a word of honor calls for a souvenir, nothing can be a better match than gemstones. These lively beauties are some of the most real and priceless beings on Earth, and guess what? GemsNY has discovered the secret to harnessing love out of gemstones. Here are a few live instances that will redefine a “promise” for you:
- The “Diamond” Dominance
Diamonds are unwavering motifs of love, devotion, resilience and strength so they hit the spot right into the heart like Cupid’s arrow. Those who find gathering words worrisome, stay mum and let the diamonds dominate. Check out the paramount brilliance of a diamond heart promise ring, it’s phenomenal. The shimmer is on the next level and the grandeur is too spectacular to wane for decades to come. Garnished with a heart over the rooftop, a diamond heart pops the intent for you…chill, it’s that simple.
- The “Ruby” Romance
Heart promise rings featuring rubies are an exemplary depiction of a human heart immersed in life-sustaining blood. The dazzling red oozing out of a ruby ring is a sheer romantic expression of love. Ruby is a resolution of persistence, passion, faith and limitless attraction for my mates who can’t call it love without a “red”. Let the sparks of passion and fashion unite to give you the most bewitching attraction.
- The “Emerald” Elopement
Do you feel that steadfast dedication and immense natural fondness for your partner? Put it in action rather than just words with an emerald ring. An emerald’s sight is a deep breather of nature’s essence and a harmonizer that balances the even and odds. Manifest the spiritual energy that strengthens bonds and rejuvenates broken ties. So where’s your ticket for elopement to a grassland of absolute bliss?
- The “Sapphire” Soliloquy
When the strands of hope and faith dipped in the shades of contrasting hues speak a monologue in romance, it’s sapphire’s dialect. For lovers of eye-popping palettes, sapphire rings are the elixir of life. Feel free to paint promises with an electrifying blue, a crazy pink, a tangy orangish pink, a sunny yellow or a hazy purple. Combine the splash of colors with diamonds & tell your dearest “U mean the whole world to me”.
- The “Alexandrite” Animation
A two-faced prankster is definitely not worthy of your sincerity but exceptions are always entertained. Take the case of an alexandrite, it loves to play the game by its own rules. So what’s with the wait? Set the stage with an alexandrite ring and give a live demo to your queen. See if the gem’s animation effect (from red to green and vice-versa) still fails to spell-bind her heart. Find your piece of peace in the gem’s metamorphosis and learn the art of accommodation in your relationship.
- The “Tanzanite” Trance
How magical a union of two can be? Ask the trendsetter – a tanzanite ring has an irresistible charm that can leave your partner in a trance. Tanzanite is a top-secret trick to intertwine two alike & unique hearts, all thanks to the treasured scarcity and mesmerizing duality of violet & blue. If your heart and mind are still poles apart, align them with a tanzanite. May your mind nod with your heartfelt emotions, isn’t this how you win the game of love?
A Contract With the Ring Settings
It’s not only a gemstone that matters, the manner it sits on the ring can make it revolutionary. This is especially true when your ring is appearing for a heart-to-heart evaluation, you’re getting what I mean, right? Just like there are a hundred methods to arrange a bouquet of blossoms, gemstones can be set in schemes you wouldn’t have imagined. Here’s what I found in GemsNY’s online window…
- Solitaire Rings
Let’s just not make a face, it takes courage to take the lead. Solitaries stand tall and high on plain metal rings (though GemsNY deals in diamond-pave and split shanks as well) just like how your heart only beats for that one soul in the world. I bow down in wonderment for these beauties who manage to steal the show with just a finely faceted gem in the spotlight. From classic rounds to unconventional heart-shaped baubles, possibilities are endless and allure is ceaseless.
- Eternity Rings
A never-ending call for affection and consideration can propel any heart to find its share of commitment in an eternity ring. How meaningfully does an array of gemstones aligned in a circle picture the continuity of life and promises? With an eternity ring in the frame, there’s always more to expect than what meets your eyes. Plenty of oaths spun in an everlasting string of gemstones, that’s how your flawless charmer must look.
- Rings With Halo, Cluster & Side Stones
Intricate Patterns + Gemstone Charisma = Overwhelming Reactions…
My girls who are head over heels in love with the glam can take a chance with these binge-worthy blings. While diamond halos plan at captivating souls featuring a solitaire fenced with a sparkling glow, accent stones add a tinge of sophistication to the ensemble. Talk about over-the-top glamor and gemstone clusters will take away your breath with their eye-blinding platter.
- Two-Stone or Toi Et Moi Rings
Toi Et Moi is an age-old legacy and celebs such as Ariana Grande, Megan Fox and Kylie Jenner have already made it a modern affair. The “You & I” token is a tale of enduring love between two souls fusing as one. The idea of uniting two gemstones, with their unique and contrasting temperaments well complements the subject of love and romance. I’m personally a big fan of open-ended rings with a Toi Et Moi effect, what about you?
- Three-Stone or Trilogy Rings
Promises are lifelong and not affected by a time frame. So why not sign a pact of trust and faith with a ring that spans beyond the hands of a clock? A trilogy or a three-stone ring shouts for the immortal alliance between two individuals irrespective of their past, present and future. Here’s the twist – you can choose your “present” the way you want. Either keep the size equivalent with your “past” and “future” gemstones or let your “present” take center stage with a bigger and brighter cut. So, with the gemstones, either pick the same for all or take a different trip each time.
- Antique & Celtic Rings
As an undying motif of immutable belief, an antique ring is the purest form of a classical promise made years ago. As an exquisite piece of craftsmanship, a Celtic ring weaves eternal love and infinite oaths in metal knots that are as durable as your devotion to your partner. The catch is if it’s a face-off between a real vintage-era ring and a modern antique-design ring, which one will you cheer for?
Pledge Personalized With Love
When I make a promise, it’s not always about how I’ll care for’em or how much I’ll love’em. It’s also about how much I wish’em luck and success in life. So, my addition to the promise ring collection for my fellas will be birthstone-inspired promise rings. If a patch of customization can make your words sound more profound, a bespoke name or initials engraved rings are worth being nominated.
For a crowd that treasures simplicity and symbolism over dramatic bling, infinity and knots would be the real thing. Sometimes, symbols say a lot more than gems, right? As for me, it’s a pair of couple promise rings that I have my heart stuck on.
An Assurance to See You Soon…
It’s time to shower your bae with the rain of graceful love. Whether it’s your fifth date with your sweetheart or your first Valentine together as a couple, share promises to your heart’s content with heart promise rings that scream “You & I are ❤️“. Make matters official with an engagement charmer, a wedding souvenir and an anniversary badge.
Take instances from promise rings, proposal rings, engagement rings, wedding rings and anniversary rings – all recite verses in enduring love & passionate hearts. Those who wear their heart on their sleeves need not make the affair grand. Come ON, it’s there in your eyes, just bring it on paper with a gemstone ring from GemsNY.
Q1. Why should I give a promise ring to my partner?
Ans. A promise ring is a way of committing your faithfulness to your partner in a romantic relationship.
Q2. Can I give a promise ring to my girlfriend/boyfriend?
Ans. Since it’s about showing loyalty, anyone or both, the boy and the girl can take the call.
Q3. When should I give a promise ring to my partner?
Ans. When you are ready to take your romantic relationship to a serious note, make your partner feel desired and special with a promise ring.
Q4. How should I wear my promise ring?
Ans. A ring is obviously worn on a finger (whichever you prefer or the ring finger for the sentimental beings) but some creative minds love to sport their promise ring as a pendant in a necklace and that’s a thumbs up.
Q5. What should my promise ring look like?
Ans. There’s absolutely no criteria – follow your heart and your partner’s choice – solitaires, halos, clusters, two-stones, three-stones, antique settings – all are Jam!!!