There are a number of ways in which people in love convey their feelings and thoughts to their beloved. Some say it with words, some with love songs, some by writing a beautiful heart-felt poem, while others, who want something tangible, something which will last forever, choose to give their beloved a promise ring.
Pre-Engagement Promise Rings
Pre-engagement rings are worn by a couple when they have truly decided that they are going to get married in the future. It is given to show affection and to tell them that they are greatly valued and appreciated. These rings express the couple's strong belief that they want to spend the rest of their lives together.
As a pre-engagement ring is not actually an engagement ring, it can be worn on any finger. Some people may wear it on their middle finger, while others may wear it on their right ring finger. However, people who want to tell others that they are no longer available and are already taken, wear it on their left ring finger.
Men, while giving promise rings for girlfriends, can say things like - "I will remain faithful to you forever", "You are my best friend", "I will stand by you no matter what happens" and "I will give you an engagement ring soon".
A woman, while giving a pre-engagement ring for him can say things like, "I promise to love you forever" or "I will always be there for you". The intention behind giving a promise ring should always be conveyed properly to make it more special.
The time preceding the actual engagement, gives the couple enough time to understand each other deeply. It's a way of saying that though they are committed and in a loving relationship, they are not rushing into marriage.
A pre-engagement ring is a kind of promise on the part of the couple that they are going steady and have the intention to make the relationship official in the near future.