Choose a Precious Metal
The most common choices for promise ring metals are white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold. Of course, these all come in 14k and 18k varieties. Sometimes people will choose to give platinum, but usually lean more towards gold for a promise ring because it is slightly less expensive. To get a sense of what type of precious metal your partner would prefer, try to pay attention to the jewelry they wear. If most of their jewelry if yellow gold, for example, they will most likely prefer a yellow gold promise ring.
Select a Style
What’s your partner’s style? Are they minimalist and understated or glitzy and flashy? Do they love nature? Are they more whimsical and romantic? If you’re unsure, try to take a look at the types of clothes they tend to wear most often. This should give you some clues as to the style of ring they would prefer… classic, modern, nature-inspired, or maybe even a combination of those.
Add a Personal Touch
Adding a small personal tough into your significant other’s promise ring can mean a lot. Incorporating aesthetic elements that have a lot of sentimental significance for you as a couple can be a really special way of making sure it’s something they treasure forever. For example, you can maybe put in the gemstone representing the month you first met, or you can engrave a meaningful phrase or date.
Find Ring Size
Figuring out the size of the promise ring you select depends on which finger your partner will be wearing the ring on. Traditionally, promise rings are worn on the ring finger of the left hand (the ring finger that you one day will wear an engagement ring on). Sometimes though, people choose to wear their promise rings on a completely different finger and save their wedding ring finger for their engagement ring someday. Make sure to measure their ring size accordingly!