My boyfriend and I just had our one year anniversary and I wanted to get him something special - i hate the term promise ring - but I suppose that's what I had in mind. He doesn't wear a lot of jewelry but he does like pieces that are simple and attract the eye. This ring is very simple which makes it look incredibly expensive and luxurious. The small diamond catches the eye and the difference between the brushed metal and the shiny outside band keeps it. You really can't stop looking at it. The photo they have on the website is awful! It does not do the ring justice at all. My boyfriend loves it. The only thing is - it definitely looks like a wedding band. He's already had strangers asking him about his "wife" so if your significant other is a commitmentphobe - you may not want to buy this ring just yet. Honestly, the ring is beautiful. It's expensive but totally worth it. I loved holding his hands before, now I also like looking at them.