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Miley Cyrus wearing a Promise Ring
Whenever I walk through the grocery store, I can’t help but glance at the covers of the gossip magazines. I am not alone in this! For one reason or another, people have always been interested in what celebrities are doing, what they’re wearing, and what they’re saying. Maybe we love it because who doesn’t love a good scandal? However, a recent trend amongst celebrities stands on the opposite end of the spectrum. We’ve started to see both young and old celebrities proudly sport engraved promise rings.
What is a promise ring? Both womens and mens promise rings can symbolize different things within a relationship. It could be a pre-engagement ring, a symbol of love for one another, or a tangible sign of commitment and faithfulness. Parents can give children promise rings as a reminder to stay chaste throughout their lives. Ultimately, the meaning is up to the wearers.
Personalized promise rings are nothing new. They were exchanged centuries ago by the Irish as Claddagh promise rings and have a rich history. As generations became more independent and liberated and relationships became more casual, the rings lost popularity. Many younger people didn’t even know what one was until one of the Jonas brothers started wearing one. No longer is this ring a thing of the past.
Celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Alec Baldwin, the Jonas Brothers, Jordan Sparks, Oprah Winfrey, Ashley Tisdale, and Kristen Stewart flaunt and actively talk about their promise rings. At first, many celebrities who wore the rings were made fun of for being too “squeaky clean”. As they’ve been defending their choice to wear the ring, more and more have been donning them.
As expected, many of the celebrities’ promise rings have quite a bit of bling and are quite costly. Kristen Stewart’s ring cost Robert Pattinson $17,000. Lucky for you, there are several custom promise ring designers who can create truly unique rings at a fraction of the cost. You can have them made from a variety of metals, with custom engraving, and your choice of stone settings. Check out what the stars are wearing for inspiration. Many people feel creating a custom ring for the one you love or matching promise rings really add a special extra sentiment.
Celebrity trends come and go. Let’s see if this one sticks around. Either way, it’s a good reason to get some new jewelry.