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Promise Ring

Posted by S. Ryan on February 25, 2003

In Reply to: Promise Ring posted by R. Berg on February 25, 2003

: : What is a "promise ring"?

: A ring given instead of, or in advance of, an engagement ring by someone who is only sort of committed (I may get some arguments on that last bit).

: R. Berg's response reminded me of the breakfast story regarding the bacon and the eggs. The hen is involved but the pig is committed. Here also, promise ring is sometimes, but not often, given prior to a formal engagement, a symbol of involvement, somewhat committed.