Loose Diamonds Search

Diamond Promise Rings

Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings
View our diamond rings here.

Sometimes you just know when you've found the perfect person to share your life with but the time isn't right to ask her to marry you. Maybe you feel you're a little too young or, you both want to go to college first or, you just can't afford a wedding for a while. Your solution? Buy her a diamond promise ring and she'll know you're serious. Diamond promise rings stand for commitment and trust and most are affordable enough that they won't leave you broke and hungry. If you're lucky, she'll respond with a diamond promise ring of her own.

As traditions go, the practice of exchanging diamond promise rings isn't particularly old; it took root only in the 1990s (traditions have to begin sometime, after all). Think of diamond promise rings as the modern equivalent of class rings and fraternity pins, the exchange of which began just a half-century earlier, in the 1940s and 1950s. Before then there were betrothal rings, but they evolved into modern engagement rings, which is a whole different subject altogether. Ideally, diamond promise rings are meant to lead directly to engagement rings, and generally they do.

Solitaire White Gold Diamond Setting

Solitaire White Gold Diamond Setting

Solitaire White Gold Trellis Setting

Solitaire White Gold Trellis Setting

Solitaire White Gold Setting For Princess or Asscher-cut

Solitaire White Gold Setting For Princess or Asscher-cut

Solitaire Platinum Floating Diamond Setting

Solitaire Platinum Diamond Setting

Solitaire Platinum Dual Metal Engagement Setting

Solitaire Platinum Grooved Engagement Setting

Solitaire Yellow Gold Trellis Setting For Princess or Asscher-cut

Solitaire Yellow Gold Trellis Setting For Princess or Asscher-cut

Solitaire Yellow Gold Tapered Engagement Setting

Solitaire Yellow Gold Tapered Engagement Setting

Solitaire Yellow Gold Cathedral Contour Setting

Solitaire Yellow Gold Cathedral Contour Setting

Diamond promise rings come in a variety of styles (many of them available right here at Novori), crafted to fit a variety of budgets. The tendency, however, is to keep the price under $500. They usually differ from engagement rings by being smaller and made of more inexpensive metals, which puts most diamond promise rings within the price ranges of the younger people who are more likely to wear them. Often they take the form of a small diamond set in a yellow or white gold band; diamond chips are often used as accents. (Naturally there are diamond promise rings that are much more opulent, for the Donald Trumps among us). Heart-shaped settings and engraved names are common features, as are floral accents and the inclusion of semi-precious stones as well as diamonds.

Though diamond promise rings usually represent a pre-engagement commitment, this isn't always the case. Sometimes they're used to symbolize religious purity: someone may wear a diamond promise ring to represent their devotion to a particular saint, or their promise of sexual purity until marriage. In the latter manifestation, they're often gifts from parents to their adolescent children. In some cases, they mean little more than the old school-ring exchanges of the past: they signify a monogamous relationship that may or may not proceed to engagement or marriage. Sometimes, diamond promise rings are even just friendly gifts -- friends, whether a boy and girl or two girls, exchange them without any expectation of a binding commitment. They may simply represent a secret kept, vows not to drink or smoke, or reminders of each other when separated.

Admittedly, the aforementioned circumstances are rarer than the traditional reason for exchanging diamond promise rings. If this is the case with you, you're stuck with having to decide the right moment to offer up a diamond promise ring. Whenever there's a promise to be made is a good time, naturally enough, but they're particularly apropos on anniversaries of special events in your relationship: your first date, your first kiss, or the day you met. Graduations and birthdays are good too. Whatever you do, when you exchange diamond promise rings, be sure that you both understand the intention. It wouldn't do to give your girl a promise ring, and have her believe it to be an engagement ring. That road can lead to broken hearts for both of you.

Related Articles



diamonds Best diamond prices online
loose diamonds Free FedEx shipping to the USA
engagement rings No risk 30 day money back guarantee
diamond rings All engagement rings are made in the USA
wedding rings Registered with the Better Business Bureau
certified diamonds Huge selection of high quality diamonds
  More Reasons >>

I just wanted to let you know that I received my ring last week. There were delays over the weekend in customs. The ring is very nice. I just had it appraised...
Scott

View More


I just wanted to let you know I received the engagement ring I purchased. It's exactly what I wanted. Simple and elegant, thanks so much I'm sure my girlfriend will love it....
Adam

View More


I just wanted to let you know that the shipment arrived yesterday without any issues. Thank you so very much for all the help, and the excellent service. I continue to be impressed...
Robert

View More


Just a quick Thank You. The ring is perfect and the service was even better! Delivered, as promised and on time. I wish all of my purchasing experiences were as good. Thanks....
Terry

View More


Just wanted to let you know that my fiance loves the engagement ring. I also had it appraised, and the jeweler said it was a beautiful stone. He was also very impressed with the quality...
Alex

View More


We wanted to thank you for the spectacular and stunning job on our wedding bands, as well as my engagement ring! The quality of the diamonds Novori offers are truly magnificent! The way that the...
Michael & Barbara

View More


Hello, I just wanted to write ya'll to say thank you very much for a smooth and professional transaction. The ring is absolutely stunning. Jen...my fiancée(she said yes) loves it! She also wants to buy...
Tyler

View More


I wanted to take the time to drop you a note to express how delighted I am with the entire experience for purchasing the rings from Novori. From the outset, starting with the exceptional design of...
Darren

View More


Thank-you for adding the engraving to the order. I am most pleased with your aid, understanding and patience. I do not anticipate corresponding with you again, so therefore I will sign off with...
G

View More


I just wanted to say Thank You for your help with the engagement ring. I got it last week, and Veesha (my fiancé) loved it. I owe you big time! You were...
Vishal

View More


I gave it too her last night and she said yes. She loved the ring. The diamond is nothing less then perfect. It appraised over 3 times the purchase cost. Thanks...
David

View More


The ring has arrived safely and it looks fantastic. I’ve seen nothing like it in the UK which makes it all the more special. Thank you very much for all your assistance over the last...
Gavin

View More


I got my ring this morning and all I can say is wow! Thank you for all your time and patience working for me. Have a great day....
Robert

View More


The engagement ring ordered by Robert has arrived in Kuwait and found it's permanent home on my finger. I wanted to say thank you for the beautiful work. This ring is gorgeous!...
Tammy

View More


I have received the appraisal. I truly appreciate your help and quick response. Novori is definitely a great company and I am going to recommend your company to all of my friends and family....
Ricardo

View More



Diamond Jewelry Member
Novori BBB


Diamond Rings Payment Options

Credit Card Processing

 
  |    Home  |   Contact Us  |   Payment Policy  |   Return Policy  |   Privacy Policy |   Engagement Rings News  |   Diamonds  |   SiteMap  |  
   
  © 2004-2015 Novori Jewelry Inc. All rights reserved.     Terms and Conditions