Men's Promise Rings
Generally speaking, men are not given promise rings -- just as they are not given engagement rings.
The exceptions are when rings are exchanged for a joint promise such as monogamy or when the
ring is a gift from parent to child as a promise of chastity or abstinence from subtance use.
When choosing a promise ring for a man, simple is best! Avoid gemstones or choose a very small one.
A nice touch is to have the ring engraved with a brief synopsis of the promise.
When Giving A Promise Ring
The most important rule in giving a promise ring is to be up-front about the terms of the promise. There is nothing more heartbreaking than a person reading something into a gift of a ring that is more than intended! A simple note accompanying the ring, to be read prior to opening the gift, can clarify your sentiments.