Historically diamond engagement rings have always led the pack when it comes to commitment jewellery. Now, however, there are lots of different styles to express lots of different types of love — because in relationships there's no one-size-fits-all, so why should there be with our accessories? Promise rings, eternity rings, and engagement rings each have a unique meaning and purpose.
When it comes to choosing the right style for you (or the person you’re gifting), it's important to consider what you want to say with your ring and which milestone you want to celebrate. Is it more of an "I appreciate you?" or a "How did we make it this far? We did good!" Let’s break down the differences.
The Meaning of Promise Rings
First up, we have the most casual of the pack. Promise rings are a symbol of commitment between two people (a promise if you will) sometimes given as a pre-engagement ring, or in a non-romantic relationship. Yep, this one applies to friends or family members too.
Promise rings can be given at any time, but they're especially popular for couples who don't want to get engaged, or for those who want to wait to get married. Choose a personalised style with free engraving for an extra-special touch (we especially heart our Fine Engraveable Heart Signet Ring).
While they can be worn on any finger, they're typically worn on the ring finger of the right hand. In terms of design, there aren't really any rules — if you want something fun we love a pearl ring, or a Jelly Heart Gemstone Ring. If you're looking for something *a little* more traditional, however, go with a classic diamond design.
Get the Look:
What is An Eternity Ring, And Which Finger Do You Wear It On?
Eternity rings, like infinity rings, are typically given as a gift to commemorate a significant milestone or anniversary in a relationship. If renewing your vows seems like a lot of work, we're here for building a ring stack with meaning.
Eternity rings are often set with diamonds and other semi-precious gemstones, designed to symbolise the everlasting love between two people. They can be worn on any finger, but they're typically worn on the ring finger, either solo or alongside an engagement ring.
Make it a Missoma Engagement Ring
When it comes to forever, say 'I do' to a statement style. Our engagement rings aren't traditional in their aesthetic, but we promise they'll last a lifetime with conflict-free diamonds and 14ct solid gold from our Missoma Fine collection. We're hearing 'one-of-a-kind jewellery for a one-of-a-kind love.'
How to Choose the Right Size for a Promise, Eternity or Engagement Ring
If you're unsure about how to determine the right ring size (we get it, it's tricky) our guide is here to help. We'd recommend bearing in mind that fingers can fluctuate in size — due to factors like temperature, weight changes, or pregnancy — so in some instances it might make sense to size up. Good luck in your search, you got this.