Promise Rings: A Symbol of Love & Commitment

What is a promise ring?

A promise ring (or commitment ring) is a symbolic piece of jewellery typically given by one partner to another as a sign of commitment, with a promise to pursue a more serious, long-term relationship. While promise rings don’t carry the same gravitas as engagement rings, they likewise signify the intention to be faithful and dedicated to the relationship. The meaning behind a promise ring can differ between couples, but the gesture of giving a commitment ring typically represents the desire to stay exclusive, to work towards a future together, or eventually become engaged or married.

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Why should you buy a promise ring?

Deciding when to buy a promise ring depends on the individual relationship and level of commitment both partners are comfortable with. Common reasons for giving promise rings include…

  • A relationship milestone: Many couples choose to exchange promise rings when they reach a significant milestone in their relationship. This could be after dating for a certain period of time, after overcoming a particular challenge together, or after discussing their future plans as a couple.
  • Before a long-distance separation: If a couple is about to embark on a long-distance relationship, or will be temporarily separated due to work, study, or family obligations, a promise ring can be symbolic of their commitment during this time apart.
  • After discussing the future: Some couples buy promise rings after having open and honest conversations about their relationship's direction and the commitment they want to make to each other.
  • Before getting engaged: A promise ring can be a step towards an eventual engagement. It can signify the intention to marry in the future, but the couple might not be ready for a formal engagement just yet.
  • Expressing deep commitment: A partner might choose to give a promise ring to express their deep love and dedication to the relationship, even if there is no specific event or milestone prompting it.
    Whatever the scenario for giving a commitment ring, it’s important to communicate openly and honestly about the meaning and expectations behind the men’s or women’s promise ring to ensure both partners are on the same page.

How to Choose the Perfect Promise Ring

Choosing the perfect promise ring involves thoughtful consideration of your partner's personal preferences and the intended symbolism of the ring. Follow these steps to finding a meaningful promise ring for your relationship…

1. Get clear on the symbolism of the ring, and what promises or plans you want it to represent.
2. Determine your budget for the promise ring, which can range in price depending on the metal, gemstones and craftsmanship. Having a budget in mind will make creating a shortlist easier.
3. Take note of your partner's taste in jewellery and the type of rings they wear regularly - are they simple and understated, or more intricate and ornate? Choose a promise ring that aligns with their style.
4. Choose a metal colour consistent with your partner’s existing jewellery. Promise rings are often made from precious metals like white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or platinum. 18kt gold offers an ideal balance of gold purity and durability.
5. Consider including coloured gemstones that hold significance for your partner. Birthstones like rubies, sapphires and emeralds can add a personal touch and a pop of colour.
6. Find your partner's ring size. You can discreetly borrow one of their rings to size it against our printable Australian Ring Size Chart, or ask close friends or family if they know their size.

Where to Buy Promise Rings

With the extensive range of Australian promise rings for men and women at SH Jewellery, we make the process of choosing commitment rings an enjoyable, stress-free experience. Our patient, non-commissioned jewellery consultants have helped over 15,000 couples say ‘I do’, and hundreds more in their decision to purchase 18kt gold promise rings for a range of relationships and occasions.

The Best Promise Rings of 2023

The most popular promise rings for women are minimalist pavé-set diamond eternity designs and orbit bands. Our most popular men’s promise rings include a mix of two-tone bands and plain gold promise rings with a brushed or textured finish. While men’s promise rings can include diamonds, the single centre diamond design and more elaborate styles are typically reserved for men’s engagement rings.

Our Promise Ring Collection

Classic Promise Rings

A classic promise ring typically refers to a timeless and traditional design that holds universal appeal and remains popular across different generations. Classic promise rings are characterised by simplicity, elegance and understated beauty. They feature clean lines, minimal embellishments, and a focus on high-quality materials and craftsmanship.

Modern Promise Rings

A modern promise ring incorporates contemporary design elements, coloured gemstones and unique features that reflect current trends and preferences, allowing for more creativity and individuality in their design.

Unique Promise Rings

All gold promise rings at SH Jewellery are unique to our proudly independent brand. They have been designed by our family over decades to achieve the perfect proportions and durability for everyday wear.

Promise Rings for Every Budget

All SH promise rings under $2,000 are available for purchase with Afterpay in four convenient, interest-free instalments. All commitment rings $1,000 and above can be purchased with ZipMoney.

Happy Customers

We couldn't be more thrilled with the exceptional quality and reasonable prices SH Jewellery offers! Not only that, but their commitment to customer satisfaction through warranties and attentive care is truly outstanding. None of the other jewellery stores we visited provided the same level of service. We are absolutely delighted with our decision and couldn't be happier!

P.S: The 57km drive from Melbourne West was so worth it!

Kaye Mateo, Melbourne ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ordered a white gold band. Very beautiful subtle ring in a nice ring box which was packed in a box, which was then again packed in a bigger box. All decorated with ribbons. Nice details that are appreciated when ordering a piece of jewellery. Before the order was made/shipped I got called up by Keith to double check all my details of the order and address, which I found very professional and liked. Very happy with the purchase, definitely planning on visiting the store to see what they all have.”

Luca Labrie, QLD ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My partner and I walked into here just to look, not thinking we’d purchase anything but my partner did. We had amazing service from the start to the end. Being a younger couple you’d think we’d get treated differently but that was not the case. They were great! Very lovely people here. Would recommend to all.

Kayla, Melbourne ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

How to Propose with a Promise Ring

Some partners choose to propose with a promise ring when planning a surprise proposal. This allows the couple to shop for the actual engagement ring together after the proposal has taken place. The promise then becomes a stacking ring, worn alongside the engagement ring, or on another finger.

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