If you're not ready to get engaged just yet, but want to show your partner just how important they are in your life, you might want to consider getting them a promise ring. Promise rings are particularly popular amongst couples in high school that have dated for some time. These rings are usually worn on the ring finger of the left hand for those who are not married and are intended to be a lifelong vow and promise to love and cherish the recipient. If you want to surprise your partner with a promise ring, here are 3 features you should consider when at the jewelry store.
A Narrow Band for Convenience
Promise rings comes in all shapes and sizes. While thicker bands may make a bolder statement than narrow bands, those in high school should really consider the benefits that a narrow band has to offer. High school students have high activity levels. Your partner's average day is rather busy with all of the classes in their schedule and sports activities they participate in. A thick band will easily get in the way of note taking and can easily get snagged on loose clothing when participating in sports. A narrow band will offer a lower profile and will generally be more comfortable with a more active lifestyle.
The Right Type of Metal
As high school students are rather busy, it's important that you choose a precious metal that will last. Most jewelers recommend getting promise rings either made from stainless steel or ones that are made from rose gold. Rose gold is composed of a mixture of gold and copper and has a soft, warm, pink finish that looks absolutely elegant and dreamy. These metals tend to be more affordable on a student budget. Best of all, they will not rust and can tolerate heavy wear.
Ornate Designs or Precious Stones that Hold Some Meaning in the Relationship
If you want your promise ring to stand out, you'll need to look at a variety of different designs at a jewelry store to find something that will hold some type of meaning to the relationship. Promise rings are more of a fashion piece, so you can go for more contemporary designs. You don't necessarily have to choose a ring embedded with precious stones.
As promise rings are not meant to be very expensive, you also don't have to go all out and purchase a ring with diamonds. There are a lot of other precious stones, like ruby or sapphire, that you can choose from. You can choose a stone of your partner's favorite color, for example, to add that personal touch. If you like the look of diamond, you might want to consider purchasing promise rings embedded with crystals instead, as crystals are a much cheaper option.
Most jewelry stores will have a large selection of different promise rings that you can choose from. If you're not sure what your partner may like or if you're not sure what the benefits of certain features and designs may be, speak to a jeweller and see what they may recommend.
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