Promise rings are a sweet tradition that dates back to ancient times. Traditionally, a man would give a woman a promise ring when he knew that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her but was not yet ready to formally get down on one knee for a marriage proposal. Men typically did not receive a promise ring in return.
Now, however, there are promise rings for men and women. They are often given as a promise that you will one day propose to your significant other. It’s a commitment of forever even if neither of you are ready to get married. There are really no rules when it comes to the look of your promise ring either—from diamond bands to colored gemstones to engraved rings, the options abound.
Looking to present your partner with a promise ring? Check out 30 promise rings for men and women below.
Brilliant Earth Zenith Gender Fluid Promise Ring
This lustrous ring is part of Brilliant Earth’s gender-fluid line called Mx Collection. It’s a great fit for men or women, and its pyramid-shaped angles along the whole band are eye-catching.
SHOP NOW: Brilliant Earth, $1,290
Tiffany & Co. Loving Heart Band Promise Ring
Paloma Picasso, the daughter of Pablo Picasso, has designed this band ring that’s a circle of perfectly meshed hearts. It serves as a sweet promise ring and symbol of love.
SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., $280
Anna Sheffield Men’s Double Ring Set
If the man in your life likes stacking rings, this double ring set has two different but complementary rings. Use one as a promise ring and the other as the eventual wedding ring. One has a row of differently colored precious and semiprecious gemstones representing a rainbow and the other is a simple, classic band. Both are made of recycled yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $1,135
Charles & Colvard Tiny Accents Stacker Promise Ring
This symmetrical 14K rose gold band serves as a beautiful promise ring that can later be stacked with an engagement ring or wedding band. It has three diamonds set at an equal distance apart along the band.
SHOP NOW: Charles & Colvard, was $259, now $207.20
EFFY Round Diamond Cluster Promise Ring
A pretty and petite cluster of diamonds form a perfect circle at the centerpiece of this polished silver promise ring. The circle of diamonds is framed with silver, creating a light, luminous statement. For a promise ring, the circle can symbolize the eternity of love.
SHOP NOW: Macy’s, was $400, now $180
Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Knot Promise Ring
Paloma Picasso’s interesting knot ring was designed for men, and it is ideal to give as a promise ring with the knot symbolizing the forever love and commitment that has brought you to this point as a couple. It’s made of sterling silver, and the detail in the design adds to its beauty, making it a statement piece.
SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., $400
Valerie Madison Supernova Diamond Promise Ring
With its sculpted V-shaped point, the Supernova promise ring is designed around a nested diamond with four large prongs hugging the ring in place. Its thin 14K yellow gold band would be nicely stacked with an engagement ring, but it also stands as a beautiful ring on its own.
SHOP NOW: Valerie Madison, $685
Gemvara Heart Cut Aquamarine Claddagh Promise Ring
This Claddagh ring with a heart-cut aquamarine stone is a doubly meaningful promise ring. The traditional Irish Claddagh ring was given as a token of love. The heart, of course, symbolizes love, and the hands symbolize the friendship of a couple in love.
SHOP NOW: Gemvara, $1,470
Jewlr Men’s Squared Cross Promise Ring
For a man who would like the Christian faith represented on his promise ring, this ring features the contrast of a sleek, modern design and sweet details. Names of the happy couple who are promising their commitment can be engraved on the top, and the sterling silver band has room for two stones beneath the cross.
SHOP NOW: Jewlr, $159
With Clarity Trian Lab Diamond Promise Ring
The trio of lab diamonds makes this ring an especially pretty prelude to an engagement ring. With a 14K white gold band, the ring’s design was inspired by blooming flowers, and the diamonds are held by vine-like prongs.
SHOP NOW: With Clarity, $750
Blue Nile Staggered Emerald and Diamond Promise Ring
This elegant ring has staggered diamonds and emeralds in a small setting that covers half the length of the band. The contemporary ring is made of 14K white gold, and you can choose rubies or sapphires in place of emeralds.
SHOP NOW: Blue Nile, $1,700
Charles & Colvard Forever One Geometric Promise Ring
The fun geometric design of this ring will likely draw anyone’s attention to it. The moissanite that covers the two intertwined bands is also eye-catching. The shape and symbolism of the joining rings represent the eternity of love, making it an especially meaningful promise ring.
SHOP NOW: Charles & Colvard, was $1,279, now $431.40
Promised Love Diamond Twist Promise Ring
This ring has a modern twist (literally)! The Promised Love ring has a pretty rose gold partial band that’s intertwined on the top with the diamond-studded sterling silver band. All this adds interest to the main diamond centerpiece of the ring that is encircled with yet more diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Macy’s, was $700, now $315
Le Vian Gents Men's Diamond and Gold Promise Ring
Le Vian’s stunning golden men’s ring has a thick gold band with a lot of sparkle on top. Its centerpiece is a chocolate diamond box cluster of nine chocolate diamonds, and it’s framed by round-shaped white diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Macy’s, was $7,500, now $2,250
Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Hearts Promise Ring
The design of this promise ring showcases three round diamonds arranged in the shape of a heart. It has a simple platinum band and diamonds that have a total carat weight of .19.
SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., $2,000
Black and White Diamond Promise Ring
With two intertwined hearts and the couple’s names engraved on each side, this ring is busy in a good way. The solid band comes to an open point at the centerpiece hearts. The heart that’s outlined in black has a white diamond in the center, while the heart that’s outlined in white diamonds has a black diamond in the center.
SHOP NOW: Kay Jewelers, $122
James Allen Men’s White Gold Slope Diamond Ring
This light and luminous promise band for men has a modern look and tapers on the back for a comfortable fit. Its centerpiece is a channel that sets off three round diamonds.
SHOP NOW: James Allen, $660
Charles & Colvard Petite Double Round Promise Ring
This dainty promise ring has two differently sized, round moissanite accent stones side by side. The differently sized stones add interest to the elegant but simple design, and the band is made of gold. It is easily stackable with an engagement ring or wedding band.
SHOP NOW: Charles & Colvard, was $379, now $303.20
Brilliant Earth Darby Diamond Promise Ring
With a design that’s decidedly chic and modern, this promise ring has a geometric design. It centers a baguette diamond set within white gold bars.
SHOP NOW: Brilliant Earth, $590
Gemvara Amethyst Princess in the Round Ring
This Gemvara ring features diamond-shaped amethysts. These bezel-set amethysts are placed around the sterling silver band with pavé-set tanzanite placed around the band, too. You can replace the amethysts with a birthstone or any other preferred gem.
SHOP NOW: Gemvara, $495
Macy's Diamond Solitaire Side Heart Promise Ring
Romantic, simple, and traditional, there’s more to this ring than first meets the eye. It has a modern rose gold band and round diamond. Then a heart with a diamond center is designed into the sides of the ring. It’s fun to wear as others discover the depth of the ring design.
SHOP NOW: Macy’s, was $900, now $405
Tiffany & Co. “I Love You” Band Promise Ring
This ring has an 18K rose gold band with “I love you” elegantly scripted all around it. Tiffany & Co. provides complimentary engraving on this promise ring to make it even more special.
SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., $1,000
With Clarity Shimmering Pavé Band Promise Ring
This dazzling ring has a lot of lab diamonds nestled together along the white gold band. With a total of 41 diamonds, it has a band of nine larger diamonds nestled between two rows of smaller diamonds.
SHOP NOW: With Clarity, $640
James Allen Men’s Tantalum Diamond Promise Ring
The contrast of the dark band of tantalum with the sheen of the channel set diamonds draws the eye in. Also, this tantalum ring can easily be paired later with a tantalum wedding band.
SHOP NOW: James Allen, was $1,650, now $1,237
Charles & Colvard Forever One Moissanite Heart Promise Ring
The moissanite stones form a heart as the centerpiece of this promise ring. With thirteen shimmering moissanite stones providing a lot of bling to the sweet ring, it’s heavy on pizzazz and fun.
SHOP NOW: Charles & Colvard, was $629, now $239.20
Brilliant Earth Arc Diamond Promise Ring
This sweet promise ring is subtly reminiscent of a heart. It has two arcs of the rose gold band that meet in the middle to create a curved chevron shape. The diamond at the center point is the heart of the ring and what will first be noticed.
SHOP NOW: Brilliant Earth, $750
Jeulia Sea Wave Sterling Silver Ring
Jeulia’s sea wave promise ring is ideal for those who dream of romantic nights strolling the beach or frolicking in the surf. This sterling silver ring comes in the shape of a high wave at the top, and it can symbolize how your love can weather the tides of change that life brings.
SHOP NOW: Jeulia, $75
Promised Love Diamond Dome Cluster Promise Ring
This promise ring is as attention-grabbing as any engagement ring. It has a sterling silver band that looks lovely with the shimmering diamonds. Rather than have one center stone, it has a baguette diamond at the center, and it’s encircled by diamonds of the same size and shape. Diamonds also line rows at the top of the ring.
SHOP NOW: Macy’s, was $800, now $199
Brilliant Earth Etta Diamond Engagement Ring
As promise rings traditionally do, this ring seems to be foreshadowing an engagement ring with its three prominent round diamonds that are centered together with shared prongs. It has a thin band of 18K yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Brilliant Earth, $950