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A ring (piece of jewellery) representing a Christian religious vow to abstain from sexual intercourse until marriage.
The idea is that the wedding band will replace the purity ring one day.
The purity ring movement is most popular in the Christian community.
However, anyone who makes a celibacy pledge can wear a purity ring.
The Christian abstinence advocacy group, The Silver Ring Thing, is credited with starting the purity ring movement in 1996.
After at least two workshops are completed, a person is eligible to purchase a purity ring from the organization to symbolize their commitment.
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