A promise ring can be given for virtually any type of promise, but along with giving a promise ring, it needs to come with meaning. There has to be a lot of worth and meaning in a promise if you’re going to give the ring. Also, the ring should be more expensive than an ordinary ring or as expensive as an engagement ring to show the importance behind its meaning. A large rule with giving a promise ring is being upfront and honest. The terms and promises of giving the ring must be established. If this rule is not followed, a person may be heartbroken by thinking more of what the gift is actually supposed to symbolize. Another result may be that the receiver may not even understand the actual importance behind the ring or ever know its meaning. It’s good to clarify whether in a note or sit-down conversation.