Sterling Silver Sister Ring
Didier is speaking of Milwaukee between 1995-2002, the span of The Promise Ring’s seven-year career, but he’s especially focused on the quartet’s glory years, right when “emo” broke fast and furious in Milwaukee and beyond, and when the band’s lineup finally solidified to its final members of singer/guitarist Davey von Bohlen, guitarist Jason Gnewikow, bassist Scott Schoenbeck and Didier. It was this lineup that Didier recalls most fondly.
The popularity of wedding rings has steadily increasedin the United States since World War II, giving rise to a new industrydedicated exclusively to designing new styles of rings. Today most weddingrings are no longer plain golden bands without jewels but come in all kindsof shapes, often studded with diamonds and other precious stones. Accordingto several jewelers I consulted, about 90% of the wedding rings they sellare set with diamonds or other precious stones. This means that only about10% of the people buy and wear plain wedding bands. Bejeweled wedding rings are costly ornaments,not in keeping with the Biblical principles of modesty and simplicity.
Betrothal Rings in Early Christianity. Howearly the Christians adopted the Roman custom of the betrothal ring isunknown. There is no mention of betrothal rings in the New Testament, apparentlybecause their use had not yet begun. The earliest Christian betrothal ringshave been found in the Roman catacombs, underground burial-places dug outsidethe promise sister ring city of Rome from about A. D. 200. 19 From aboutthe same time we have the testimonies of Tertullian and Clement of Alexandriaabout the Christian use of the betrothal ring. In the light of these archeologicaland literary evidences we can assume that Christians adopted the use ofbetrothal ring in the latter part of the second century.
The day I encountered this beautiful figurine I was killing time whilst waiting for an appointment. I had no intention of purchasing anything but when I saw Promise it was like something shot through my heart reminding me of a Promise from God I received in 2003. It has not yet been fulfilled and many times I begin to lose hope.The day I encountered this figurine (and subsequently bought) was the feast of the Annunciation, a day when God’s promise to the Jewiah people was fulfilled. I feel this was significant and now every time I look on the figurine my hope is rekindled.
I don’t know many people these days who married still a virgin. But going to high school in the furniture capital of North Carolina, it didn’t seem so strange that I wore an engagement ring at the age of 19. People admired my decision to marry my college sweetheart and were enthusiastic about my goal promise sister ring of waiting until marriage to have sex. (He actually wasn’t a virgin, but he was willing to wait for me.) Over time, I’d watched my brothers and sisters in Christ lose sight of their celibacy around the time they felt the pull of raging hormones combined with slots of unsupervised co-ed time.