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Before I met my spouse, neither one of us believed in fantastical notions like love at first sight, finding “the one” or the concept of true and everlasting bliss. That changed very quickly after our first date and things progressed rapidly after this first encounter.

A few weeks later, still and always blissfully in love, we were at the “meeting of the parents” stage. I recall a tale about how disappointed I was that I never received a class ring. My future spouse quickly disappeared into a hallway at the parent’s house and reappeared with a high school ring. Ironically enough, my love’s birthstone is a diamond, yet my birthstone, a beautiful blue (our favorite color) sapphire was set inside an adorned band of silver and it slid onto my finger like a perfectly fitted glove.

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This presentation was like a sign from the universe of our ultimate destiny that we would always be together. Later I presented my soon-to-be spouse a promise ring, a simple silver, braided piece that was humble, yet meaningful, with a promise that we’d eventually wed. Since we’d only been dating a few short months, an engagement ring seemed too premature, but this life-long promise and commitment was still in our hearts and ultimate future.

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for Eat Play Rock and State By State Travel. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her chihuahuas, Puppy Mister and Daisy Baby.

Comments

  1. How interesting! It’s amazing to see how things evolve over time, even marriage. And what an awesome giveaway!

  2. This was such an interesting read. It’s amazing to see the history of something that you’ve always taken for granted.

  3. How interesting! I never thought of a promise ring more than just for those that are going to get married. I never really understood the promise ring but this definitely helps a lot. Very informative.

  4. I remember several of my friend’s sporting promise rings when we were in high school. You could barely see some of those diamonds. They’ve come a long way and I love the one pictured here. It’s so beautiful.

  5. It is amazing to see how things have changed over the years, rings are definitely part of the modern commitment although other little things come into play that are very personal I think as well.

  6. I love that loaves of bread were once a sign of commitment. I still love a good loaf of bread, honestly.

  7. I never would have guessed that bread was a sign of love!!! It is amazing how much things change through out time.

  8. This is really interesting. It really is amazing how things have changed over time. I wonder what will come next.

  9. There is so much here I didn’t know! I really love learning new things and new things about marriage is very cool.

  10. I love have things have progressed over the years! I think a promise ring, regardless if you are already married, would be a totally awesome gift!

  11. WOW really great infographic here! Some really interesting facts here. Bread as a sign of love? Oh, my so interesting and fun :D

  12. I loved reading this! It is crazy how much things have changed through the years! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    I really enjoyed reading that infographic! What a great giveaway!

  14. This was a fun post and a great give away! The rings are so pretty too!

  15. I loved the infographic and seeing how folks celebrated over the centuries. My wife and I love each other so much and that is timeless to me.

  16. I love this post! I’ve never really thought about love through the ages. My husband before we were engaged gave me a promise ring so I’ve always loved the idea of them. I never thought of them as something outside of those destined to wed but it’s a great idea!

  17. As someone who is a history buff it has always fascinated me how relationships have evolved through the ages, specifically the constitution of marriage. It is amazing that you are with the man that you love.

  18. Rebecca Swenor says:

    It is funny how much time love through the ages has changed. It has even changed within the passed 30 years. This is a great giveaway and I love these promise rings. They are indeed gorgeous. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  19. Wow what a gorgeous set! This is really a neat post, I had never thought about any of this before. It’s all really interesting! The infographic is great.

  20. Love history! Things I’ve never thought about before, and I’ve learned something new. Beautiful rings!

  21. Love the graphic. It is so interesting how courtship has changed over the years. Thank goodness it isn’t arranged anymore although my Dad would have loved to pick for us girls.

  22. I would laugh if someone gave me a knife or a piece of bread as a token of affection. Kind of glad things have evolved over time.

  23. This is really interesting! I love seeing how our cultures have changed over the centuries, especially regarding love and romance. Can you imagine getting a piece of bread as a token of love? So funny!

  24. These rings are lovely. It was very enlightening to see all the different ways that couples have expressed commitment throughout the years.

  25. What an awesome way to show that you plan to stay with someone forever! I’m sure a lot of women would love to get one of these gorgeous rings.

  26. CourtneyLynne says:

    Crazy how different some couples plan their forever!!!! I’m just loving those rings too!!! So cute

  27. Well who knew that bread was a sign of commitment? Such a great infographic, I’ve learned something new today! :)

  28. Those are beautiful rings. I never knew that you could give a promise rings to a sibling or parent. How sweet!

  29. What a cool history lesson! My husband and I exchanged promise rings shortly after we started dating because we were considered too young to get married! We got married a year later and haven’t looked back!

  30. This was such a cool post. I loved learning about the evolvement through the years.

  31. What an interesting read! I had an eternity ring after 6 months together, but then had to wait another 8 and a half years for an engagement ring! We are now married :)

  32. Christina Aliperti says:

    This is awesome! I am a sucker for love and romance so this is very interesting to me.

  33. Funny to read the changes over time. I am glad that my husband doesnt give me bread as a way to show his love!

  34. This is a really cool infographic! I love seeing the history of commitment here too. Very interesting piece of content!

  35. Very inspiring I do really enjoy reading about how you make you relationship stronger and be happily committed to your partner. My wedding ring and engagement rings are my two favorite piece of jewelry.

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