ancient times. In Ancient Rome these rings were part of the marriage ceremony. This was partially caused by the law that stated that couples have to wait a specific amount of time from expressing a desire to marry and doing the ceremony itself.
Although this is the first historical time frame where we know promise rings were used there are a few more, similar practices throughout the ages.From the 15th to 17th century one of the most popular ways of showing romantic affection were posy rings.
These pieces of jewelry had romantic poems engraved on them, giving both the ring and the poem the symbolic meaning of devotion to the loved person.Read more on emlii.com