My immediate response? Promise what?
The promise to love, honor, and protect is a marriage right? And an engagement is a promise to marry. Does that make a promise ring a promise to promise, to promise, to love honor and protect? Sound silly? Well that's because it is silly.
We are far from high school and several of us are approaching that 10 year high school reunions. So why is it that we revert back to juvenile practices? A 17 year old can tell his girlfriend that he promises when they go off to college their relationship will not suffer/strain with a ring. But the same ring from a 30 year old man? It is stalling ladies, HE is s-t-a-l-l-i-n-g!
While I love diamonds as much as the next girl...I expect more than a promise ring from KB. In fact, if we're being completely honest, he can skip all three rings and just give me the commitment. The ring isn't a guaranteeing that bills will be paid on time, that he is being faithful, and will continue love or respect me. The man is.