~ David McNally
A promise ring is the material symbol of commitment to an emotionally intimate relationship. It signifies that the love that you share has solidified your faith in each other to such an extent that now you are ready and eager to socially commit and share the rest of your lives together, accepting one another for who they are and the way they are. Also known as pre-engagement rings, promise rings are a sign that engagement and wedding would follow in close succession. While a lot of options are available with respect to metal and design (simple circlets, gemstone mounted, intricate metal crafting, etc.), a very popular trend that appears to be emerging these days is the preference for engraved promised rings, crafted after the fashion of the classic engraved wedding rings designs. So, what all can you get engraved on the limited surface (inner or outer) area of a simple metallic circlet? Take a look at the engraved promise ring ideas laid out in the following segment and you'll be swept off your feet by all the variety you can choose from!
Best Promise Ring Engraving Ideas
You can choose from a lot of different themes to form the basis of the engravings that you wish to have on that promise ring you intend to surprise him/her with on that very special date you have planned this weekend! Here are some options you can cash in on or take ideas from!
Short, Simple, Sincere
If you find all those flowery quotes seeping of melodramatic overdose a bit too overwhelming, you can keep the engraving short and simple by just getting a simple I love you or a sweet and short You're my only love etched into the surface of the promise ring. You see, not everyone is a sucker for poetic aesthetics when it comes to written expression; some like it simple and direct. So, if your partner happens to belong to this category, a simple and sincere expression of love and commitment will be valued way more than all the literary eloquence of the world put together!
Bible Quotes or Latin Proverbs/Sayings
The Holy Bible offers a lot of options in terms of quotes about love, relationships and commitment and a promise ring engraved with scriptural wisdom is perhaps the best symbol of the sanctity that you regard your relationship with your partner. You can also get the ring engraved with Latin sayings on the strength of love, fidelity and mutual trust such as the following:-
- amor vincit omnia (love conquers all)
- amor magnus doctor est (love is a great teacher)
- Amor aeternus (love forever)
- amor est spiritus qui nos alet (love is the breath that keeps us sustained)
- amor meus amplior quam verba est (my love is more than mere words)
You can get famous quotes on love, commitment and relationship by celebrities and well-known personalities engraved on your promise ring to give it a touch of eloquence, wit, humor or some dramatic appeal. The following are some of my favorites that are ideal for engraving on a small surface area owing to their brevity.
- Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. ~ Mark Overby
- Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. ~ Michael Leunig
- Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame. ~ Henry David Thoreau
- We loved with a love that was more than love. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
- Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. ~ Jean Anouilh
- The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. ~ Alexandra Penney
You can get an engraving of whatever private nicknames you use to address each other on the promise ring. You can also get the ring engraved with a date that is important to both of you like the day you met for the first time, the day you proposed (or were proposed to), your first date, the date of your oncoming engagement or wedding (is such as date has been fixed by you), etc.
If you have a creative bent of mind and possess the gift of literary expression, then what could be a better idea than composing a short verse or a haiku yourself and getting it engraved on the promise ring? Such a personalized promise ring will only show your partner how special he/she is to you and till what lengths you can go to make him/her feel on top of the world!
You can also go ahead and get a cute symbol or any graphic engraved on the ring that will make your partner smile and think of you every time he/she looks at it! You can cash in on these same engraved promise ring ideas for coming up with wedding ring engraving ideas if you intend to continue this engraved-rings concept till you solemnize your vows at the altar! On the other hand, you can also settle for the classic ceremonial wedding vow engraving for your wedding ring as, despite being staple, this one's a timeless and ubiquitous favorite of engaged and soon-to-be-wed couples!