A promise ring is a symbol of a lifelong promise of love, of friendship, of commitment, etc. It is different from an engagement ring. A promise ring is exchanged between couples as a sign of a serious relationship which is heading to an engagement. However, if you cannot afford a diamond or a sapphire ring, there are several inexpensive options under $100 to consider.
Inexpensive Promise Ring Ideas
The total cost of a ring depends on the metal, type of gemstone, size of gemstone used in the ring. Platinum is the most expensive metal used for jewelry these days, whereas, diamonds, sapphire, emeralds, and rubies top the list of expensive gemstones. However, several other metals can be used for making budget rings.
Sterling Silver Rings
A sterling silver ring is one of the best inexpensive options available today. Sterling silver is shiny and bright. You can either go for a simple silver ring with a Cubic Zirconium (CZ) stone or have several Zirconium stones crusted along the ring to customize it. The stone can be cut in Princess cut, asscher cut, cushion cut, emerald cut, etc., according to your preference.
10 Karat Gold Plated Rings
If you do not like silver or the white color of the sterling silver, you can go for a gold-plated promise ring. It can be paired with cubic zirconium or with other stones like the amethyst, topaz, etc. It suits nearly all skin tones and perfectly complements gemstones of any color. A perfectly round gold-plated band like the wedding band can also be gifted as a promise ring. You can also look for a gold-plated ring with a zirconium stone heart, or a garnet stone heart, etc.
Stainless Steel Rings
Another inexpensive option is the stainless steel ring. Engraved promise rings are usually made in stainless steel. You can have personalized rings with her and your name, initials, or messages like 'Our love grows stronger every day' or 'I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine', etc., inscribed on the ring to express your love for your girlfriend.
Apart from these, other options include the Celtic ring with the lover's knot and the Claddagh ring. Once you have decided the type of ring, research on the Internet or in the market to get the best deals. You can check out different metal types and stones that suit your budget and then decide on the design. So decide, buy, and gift your girlfriend a ring to promise a long-lasting love. Good luck!