Everything You Need to Know About Symbolic Jewellery and their meaning
November 17, 2022
Do you buy jewellery to celebrate all the important milestones of your life? If you love to gift jewellery to your near and dear ones, you might benefit from knowing the hidden meanings behind a few.
Now jewellery simply does not mean status, power, and property. With the world opening up, a mix of different cultures took place. Add to that the influx of inexpensive fashion jewellery, and the purpose of jewellery-wearing has come to symbolise a variety of new meanings. Nowadays we wear jewellery often to speak our mind through our style, and seek a deeper meaning.
So, to make your road to perfect accessorization a bit more appealing and meaningful, we have created this guide to the most used jewellery and what they symbolise.
For our better understanding, we have divided this blog into two sections. First, we will discuss symbolic jewellery, and rings, in our case. Secondly, we will discuss designs and their meaning or what they symbolise. These designs can appear in any ornament like bracelets, necklaces, or even earrings.
Wedding Ring, Engagement Ring, Promise Ring
Being the ever-popular symbols for love, loyalty, commitment, romance, and partnership, these rings have been exchanged at various junctures of your relationship. Though the common underlying meaning of all these rings is commitment, they are worn at varied junctures of your relationship, and therefore, each commitment will have a separate connotation.
A wedding ring is definitely occasion-specific that needs no explaining. It is given and worn on the day of marriage, implying lifelong commitment and other promises. An engagement ring is given when you are proposing marriage to your S.O. Promise ring can be gifted or worn at different relationship milestones, especially, in the formative stages. To each, a promise ring might have a unique meaning. It can commit to monogamy or promise an engagement might happen soon, or simply mark the deep friendship between the two.
Design-wise, engagement rings are flashier than promise rings. This Oval Solitaire Engagement Ring has a big-sized Cubic Zirconia in the center as the solo highlight. But the impact has been accentuated with the three marquise-cut tiny solitaires around it to double the dazzle. Whereas, this Classic Promise Ring is comparatively restrained in its flashy factor, just like a promise which is closer to heart and therefore, personal, rather than an announcement to the world that is done with an engagement ring.
When we are on the matter of rings, how can we forget the cocktail rings? Cocktail rings, also known as statement rings are oversized rings that bear the bold meaning of feminism, emancipation, and rebellion. Try our Two Masters Solitaire Ring to show the world who is the real master after all!
Design elements and their meaning
Design is a vast subject. But to make it easy to understand in the context of symbolic jewellery, we will touch upon two of its elements - shape symbolism and special symbols.
From simple geometric shapes like triangles and circles to special shapes like hearts or infinity, shapes have dominated the world of jewellery for ages. While a triangle denotes masculinity when pointing up and feminity when facing down, and a circle symbolises wholeness and completion, modern symbols like the heart stand for love and longing and the infinity sign for continuum and to last forever. Take, for instance, this Hollow Halo Bracelet. You can wear this to demarcate perfection or eternal love. Our various heart-shaped jewellery like this Classic Heart Solitaire Necklace or this Forever Amour Eternity Ring is the best examples to declare your love for your beau.
Two of the most liked symbols that are especially trending at the moment are the evil eye and stars. Dating back nearly 5000 years, the evil eye is not a new-age symbol. Designed in a concentric circle of blue, white, and black, the evil eye symbolises a superstition of a malevolent glare. But we live in the 21st century, the age of cancel culture. So, scrap the evil stare effect by wearing an ornament with an evil eye! Our Nazar Bracelet is a cutesy avatar of wrapping your luck on your wrist without any fear of running out of it, at least not for some offensive person with evil intentions.
And if you feel too down and out, and need some urgent motivation and inspiration, what can be better than wearing an ornament with stars on it. Stars stand for hope, wishes, and inspiration. Put on this Follow the Stars necklace and get the cosmic push to launch you into your new destiny!
Are you feeling a little close to your jewellery after reading this blog? If we can inspire you to think beyond the usual bling that we associate with jewellery-buying and make you curious to learn different meanings of the jewellery you already own or want to purchase or gift, then we are super happy for you.