Mens Promise Rings

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Published: 09th July 2010
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Let's face it, times have changed. Women are now in a position of equality with men in just about every area of life, so it only makes sense that they would also want their relationships to be on equal footing.If you've been married for awhile, then chances are you have never heard of a men's promise ring. But if you're still in your 20's or 30's, you probably know someone who wears one. Men's promise rings can be worn as a sign of intention and commitment, as even as an engagement ring.







Instead of taking the more traditional route, where the man buys the woman an engagement ring and "pops the question", more and more couples are presenting one another with a symbol of their committed relationship. Men's promise rings are a big part of this trend. More than just a symbol of commitment, they are also a sign of equality.





Another popular trend is for male-male couples to exchange men's promise rings. Promise rings offer gay couples a unique alternative to wedding bands, while allowing each of them to make a public expression of their love.





With so many different types of men's promise rings available, it is important to know what you're looking for before getting started.Here are three ways these rings are commonly used.





Men's Promise Rings as a Sign of Commitment





Some couples choose promise rings as a way to express their desire to spend their lives together, but they are usually purchased while the couple is too young to become engaged. These are also known as pre-engagement rings, but they can be worn on either hand and on any finger.





Men's Promise Rings as Engagement Rings





Other couples use promise rings as an alternative to an engagement ring. Typically, these are worn on the left ring finger. In many cases, a couple will try to match up these rings, or at least buy two rings that are similar.





Men's Promise Ring as Purity Rings





While purity rings are more often given by parents to children, the same rings may also be used to symbolize a Christian couple's desire to honor God in their relationship. Used in this way, a set of purity rings can be a reminder to one another of their promise to remain pure until marriage.





The Most Popular Men's Promise Rings





Some of the more popular men's promise rings include designs that have the word "Love" or "Forever" on the face of the ring. Other include tungsten carbide cross rings, stainless steel Claddagh rings, and one ring that says it all, with the word "Taken" inscribed across the front.





Men's promise rings can be used in so many ways that they can be difficult to define. While many jewelers offer a selection of promise rings, customers often choose from different sets of rings, such as men's engagement rings, Christian rings, and a variety of fashion ring collections.

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