Promise rings for men are used to symbolize feelings of friendship, love or even marriage. There are plenty of promise rings on the market that are now marketed towards men. There are many metals to choose from that look great on men, from stainless steel, titanium, tungsten, silver, cobalt chrome, ceramic, gold, palladium, platinum and even seranite. A man’s promise ring can also be another name for a men’s wedding ring. A wedding band can come in silver, gold or other materials.
Designer collections of promise rings might appeal to a man attracted to a certain brand like Cartier or another sophisticated brand. Some may wonder if it is appropriate for men to wear a promise ring. Some parents might give a promise ring to their son to represent that they will not have sex before marriage. There are therefore many different reasons why a man might wear a promise ring.
Why Promise Rings are Given
Modern women might like to give a promise ring to a man to represent an engagement. A promise ring is a way for a woman to make the move first to cement their relationship. In this way it is a thoroughly modern tradition. Other younger couples or even teenagers might like to buy a pair of unisex promise rings to symbolize that they are going steady in their relationship. The promise ring is worn on the left ring finger or sometimes is worn on the middle finger of the left hand, to stop confusion with the engagement ring. It is only to be removed once it is replaced by an engagement ring.
Promise rings allegedly were first invented in the sixteenth century and there is a record of a promise ring being given in 1576. The history behind the giving of the promise ring is quite fascinating. Men would give a promise ring to their lover until they could afford to get married. The promise ring has traditionally always been given by young couples, as they could not afford to enter the estate of marriage until they were older. Apparently in Shakespeare’s time it was common for promise rings to be engraved with romantic words, like, ‘My whole heart for my whole life’.
Different Designs of Promise Rings
A decent promise ring for men should come with gift wrapping options if ordered online or bought in shop. This is often an essential part of giving the promise ring as a gift. Or, men may prefer to choose the ring themselves. A traditional fit or classic-comfort fit is available. Designs can be very traditional, be plain and without engravings or be decorated with words of love. Certain designs of promise rings have become more popular which have more modern designs, like the Celtic ring, Claddagh rings, Hebrew rings, tribal rings or onyx rings. Rings with tribal signs on them engraved in silver and gold tones.
Masculine Promise Rings
Rings for men tend to be thicker and sturdier than women’s rings to make them more masculine in appearance. Men too might like to wear diamonds in their rings or cubic zirconia stones, set in either silver or gold. Men may even like to wear other stones, like sapphire or ruby as long as the design is still manly. Modern engravings on promise rings include ‘Only Love You’ or ‘Forever Love’. ‘Endless love’ is another favourite engraving or, ‘My one and only’. Biker rings are also becoming more popular. Titanium rings with a spinning chain, black cables, or a steel bike chain will look perfect with a leather jacket and a motorbike or as a biking accessory. Christian rings are adorned with crosses or fish. There really is a promise ring to suit every type of lifestyle or taste.
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