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The Meaning Behind Promise Rings
Let’s talk about promise rings. If you’re like me, when you think of promise rings, you automatically think of a high school boyfriend giving it to his high school girlfriend as a pre-engagement ring. However, promise rings have the potential to be so much more. A promise ring simply represents a promise (that's right, it's not just a clever name!). It’s a symbol of commitment, and it typically holds the promise of the future in some way. There are two main types of significance for a promise ring: (1) to make a promise to someone else; or (2) to make a promise to yourself.
Making a Promise to Someone Else
Over the years, the time spent in average relationship before an engagement has gotten longer and longer. People have become more career-oriented today than in the past. This is especially true for women since it wasn’t that long ago that females weren't often a part of the work world and were expected to be stay-at-home wives and moms. Because our current culture is so focused on career advancement, there are bound to be times that are simply not ideal to be engaged. For example, you could be in a serious relationship, but because you’re going through a transition at your job, you’re not able to devote time to planning or even thinking about getting married. However, you still want to express your love and commit yourself in some way to your partner. That’s where one of our diamond promise rings can sweep in and save the day!
And promise rings don’t just have to be a promise of future engagement. Instead, a promise ring could signify a commitment to anything important to you and your significant other. Maybe you present the ring to your love with a promise to stop smoking, to cutback on your hours at work, or simply to appreciate your partner more.
Making a Promise to Yourself
Recently, the idea of having a ceremony to recommit to loving yourself has gained some traction. Just look at I Married Me, a website that sells kits for having a self-wedding complete with vows and daily affirmation cards. The idea of taking some time to focus on yourself is not a new idea. In fact, I’m sure you’ve used that in a break-up speech before, right?
I think a lot of us get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we forget to take time to appreciate ourselves. It’s not easy to truly know, embrace, and love who you are. That can take time and a lot of soul-searching. Maybe you’ve just gotten out of a long string of bad relationships. Or maybe you’re moving to a new city with a new job and just need some “you” time. Whatever the reason, a promise ring is the perfect way to remind yourself of your commitment to putting yourself first for a little while.
If you’re ready to make a promise to your partner or to yourself, check out our collection of diamond promise rings.
Why Gold and Diamond Rings?
Have you ever wondered why engagement rings are typically made with gold and diamonds? Think about it: gold and diamond rings are practically synonymous with engagement rings. But why gold when it could be any other metal? And why diamonds when there are countless other gemstones available? I wondered about the significance of this and decided to do some research. I think you’ll be interested in what I found:
Diamonds in Engagement Rings
1. Diamonds weren’t always the gemstone of choice for engagement rings. Emeralds, sapphires, and rubies were more commonly used in and before the 17th and 18th century.
2. Diamonds are thought to be the hardest and most unbreakable mineral, which is why it easily became a symbol for the bond created in marriage.
3. The first record use of a diamond engagement ring was in 1477 when the Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy.
4. The traditional use of diamond rings as engagement rings is actually related to a the success of De Beers, a company which launched in the 1930s. De Beers inspired the enthusiasm of fashion moguls, who decided diamond rings were the new trend, and even major Hollywood stars began to wear them. In 1947, De Beers rolled out its now famous tagline: “A Diamond is Forever.” Sales of diamond engagement rings skyrocketed, and within just a few decades, over 80% of engaged American women wore diamond rings.
Gold in Engagement Rings
1. The use of gold in a token of love or betrothal goes all the way back to the BC era. According to Pliny the Elder, Roman grooms gave their brides a gold ring and an iron ring. The gold ring was to be worn during the wedding ceremony and at special occasions. The iron ring was to be worn at home.
2. By an overwhelming margin, the most popular metal used to make engagement rings is white gold. Just look at our diamond wedding sets for proof -- the most popular sets are made with white gold.
3. Over 90% of the world’s gold has already been mined, which makes it rare and extremely valuable.
4. Gold is durable and malleable, which ideally represents your bond as a couple. That’s why gold is the predominant metal of choice when it comes to engagement rings.
Are you planning on proposing this holiday season? Make sure you check out our selection of diamond wedding sets!
Uniting Two People with Trio Wedding Ring Sets
How old were you when you started thinking about your wedding day? Did you dream that you walked down the aisle in a princess ballgown? Did you dream that you’d be decked out in a designer suit while you watched the love of your life walk toward you? Was your fantasy wedding outside or inside?
A lot of us dream about our wedding day from a very young age, and we should. Your wedding is the day you get to celebrate your commitment and love for that special someone with all your friends and family. We want to make sure everything is the way you imagined it-- even one aspect that might sometimes be overlooked: your wedding rings.
We all know that marriage is a monumental commitment that’s not to be taken lightly. After all, the hope is that you’ll be with your partner for your the rest of your lives. With that in mind, let’s talk about that symbol you’ll exchange with your partner to signify your devotion and love in front of all your guests. Your wedding rings represent to the world and, more importantly, to your spouse, of your wedding vows. So, if you’re going to be wearing these rings for the rest of your life, don’t you want them to be spectacular?
Your wedding rings signify unity-- the joining of two families and two people. We think our trio wedding ring sets articulate unity perfectly. After all, the trio wedding ring sets are made up of three complementary wedding rings: the engagement ring and two wedding bands. They’re made to match and live in harmony. The congruity between your rings communicates an enduring commitment for all who see them.
Trio wedding ring sets have many other benefits as well. First, they’re stunning. We challenge you to look through our collection and not fall in love with at least one of these sets. We have something for every couple, whether you prefer white gold to yellow gold or a simply styled ring to an ornate ring. We have it all. All of our rings are made with natural, glittering diamonds and are patiently waiting to be exchanged at your wedding.
Purchasing one of our trio wedding sets will also save you time and money. Instead of buying three rings at different times and from different jewelers, you can buy all of your rings at one time with a few simple clicks. Buying three rings from one jeweler is cheaper than buying from multiple stores, especially with our prices. Because we’re online and accessible everywhere, you don’t have to visit several different jewelry stores to find the perfect matching wedding rings. Instead, you can simply find them with us from the comfort of your own home.
Don’t overlook the importance of your wedding rings. You’ll be wearing them for the rest of your life!
Check out our selection of trio wedding ring sets today.
Our Customers’ Favorite Composite Engagement Rings
Composite engagement rings are all the rage right now. Don’t know what composite engagement rings are? The term is used to describe rings with cluster diamond heads. These rings are elegant, timeless, and have an extra sparkle due to the multiple diamonds featured on the cluster head. If you’ve been looking for a ring that will catch the sunlight and stop traffic, this style is for you. Don’t just take our word for it. Here are some of our most loved cluster engagement rings, as described by our happy customers.
1. 1/3 CT. Diamond Ladies’ Engagement Ring
This particular cluster engagement ring has an almost floral design to it, which gives an otherwise classic ring a little flair. It’s made with 10K white gold and has a beautiful illusion solitaire head. It has a total of 13 sparkling diamonds. Our customers love it just as much as we do:
“I have nothing wrong to say.. the ring is exact to picture and always sparkles! Could not be happier.. Will definitely be coming back for my wedding and husband to be rings :)” -- Shanna B.
“This ring is absolutely gorgeous, my dream engagement ring. I adore the flower design in the diamonds and appreciate that it isn't gaudy or showy. I love petite intimate bands. With the 65% discount I might just buy it myself.” -- Caryen C.
“Beautiful ring! I love almost everything about this ring! I personally like how thin the ring width is, and the shape of the diamond.” -- Vanessa L.
2. 1/2 CT. Diamond Ladies’ Engagement Ring
Here’s another one of our cluster engagement rings that you’ll adore. This ring has an intricate weaving diamond band and culminates in a circular diamond cluster head. It is made with 14K white gold and features a total of 49 natural diamonds. Check out what our customers have to say about one of our favorite diamond rings:
“Besides this being a beautiful ring I love how unique the cut of the stone is. Everything about it screams Marry me!” -- Brittany F.
“I love the simplicity of this ring. It is so delicate with an attention to detail. Not only that but I love the price. Where can you get a ring like this in this price range nowadays? But I [just] love the look and price of this ring.” -- Amy G.
3. 1/7 CT. Diamond Ladies’ Engagement Ring
If you prefer beautifully simplicity, you’ll love this composite ring. While this ring is simple, it’s not ordinary. It shines, but it has an understated beauty to it. This ring is made with 10K white gold and has 5 glittering diamonds. Here are what our customers have to say about this gorgeous ring:
“I love this ring! Its simple and elegant. Defiantly the pretties ring i have ever seen.” -- Ashley A.
“Simple, not gaudy. I love white gold!” -- Stephanie C.
“This ring is beautiful and simple. I especially love that it isn't silver, but white gold. It's simplicity makes it elegant and that's why I cannot get enough of this ring. It's just classy.” -- Courtney B.
“Simple but still beautiful. I love it!” -- Sam G.
Make sure to check out our entire collection of composite engagement rings.
Why You Should Upgrade Your Wedding Band Sets
Everything needs an upgrade every now and then. Your car, you washing machine, your bed spread, and yes, even your wedding rings. Your wedding rings are an important symbol of your commitment and love for your partner, so you shouldn’t think of upgrading them as frivolous. Instead, see it as a way of strengthening your bond. Treat yourself to new wedding bands! Surprise the love of your life with a his and hers matching sing set this holiday season. Explain to your spouse how much your marriage has meant to you and how much your love has grown. Here are a few of the many reasons you may want to consider upgrading your wedding rings.
Reasons for Upgrading Wedding Band Sets
Renewing your wedding vows presents the perfect time and place to exchange new rings. Ask her to marry you all over again with a new diamond engagement ring, and then surprise her again with a new his and hers matching ring set in the ceremony. Talk about a memorable holiday surprise!
2. Special Occasion
You don't need plan a vow renewal ceremony in order to exchange new rings. Instead, you could celebrate a special occasion like the upcoming holiday season, a birthday, or a milestone anniversary by presenting your partner with new wedding bands.
3. New Life Phase
Did you get married young? If so, you may not have had the budget at the time to buy the wedding rings you really wanted. Now that some time has passed and you are more established and financially secure, you have the opportunity to buy the rings you've always dreamed of.
Has your style changed over the last several years? Maybe when you got married you loved yellow gold and had a more bold sense of style. Now, however, your style is more classic and you find yourself preferring white gold. People and styles change, so your rings can, too. Find wedding bands that reflect your new taste in jewelry.
5. Family Heirloom
Were the rings you exchanged on your wedding day family heirlooms? If so, they may be ready to be passed on to the next generation. And of course, once you pass along the rings and the tradition, you'll need new rings of your own to replace them.
It’s possible that there weren’t a whole lot of ring options available to you when you were getting married. Luckily, My Trio Rings offers a huge selection of rings to choose from at very attractive prices. Plus, you have the added convenience of shopping from home and being only a click away from assistance!
Thinking about upgrading? Check out our selection of wedding band sets.