Rings are most certainly the perfect jewels to express love – both as a symbol on your own finger as well as one you give to the one you love most in the world. It doesn’t always have to be the girl you want to spend the rest of your life with – there is nothing more special than buying your mother or sibling a stunning ring to express your undying love for them.
The origin of a ring itself is proof of its perfection. From five thousand years ago, dating back as far as the Egyptian civilization, rings were made of grass as the symbol for eternity – a circle being something with no beginning or end. The central hole was looked at as an opening to a new world or life with things known and unknown.
Even though it has been disproved by sentiments, wedding rings and engagement rings were worn on the fourth finger of the left hand as it was believed that a vein from this finger went to the heart – the vein of love. It may not be anatomically true but it’s the thought that counts right?
A ring is also the one piece of jewelry which is kept on most of the time – especially engagement rings or wedding rings. If it is picked right and suits your personality then there is very little need to take it off.
You can add an extra level of personalization by adding that perfect engraving of a line from a poem, a quote or even an inside joke that both of you share – every time she looks down at the ring it’ll bring a smile to her face!
Symbolism is not only in the band but in the gemstone too. Each gem has its own meaning and significance which makes the ring say so much more. Diamonds are forever and represent pure and perpetual love, garnets are for new beginnings and getting through hard times, emerald and peridots are for friendship and loyalty, Tanzanite rings are for balance and compassion and last but not the least moonstone and rubies are for passion and deep love. These are just a few of the gems out there, and much like choosing a card for a loved one’s birthday, each stone says something special and unique.
Imagine the beauty and significance of a ring that symbolizes eternity, has a stone with an underlying meaning paired with an engraving that you share with only that person; you could literally not go wrong!
Latest trends have seen the advent of rings for occasions besides engagements and weddings – promise rings and push rings being examples of the same. Shown off time and again on the red carpet push rings are a gift from a man to his baby-mother as an expression of love, gratification and loyalty for having given birth to their beautiful child. Queen Bey wears one with a large Tanzanite rock and there’s no doubt that you too can own the tradition and make the birth of a child a moment of even more joy!
So come on ladies and gentlemen, don’t hesitate to express your true passion and compassion for your loved ones with a special ring, nothing says ‘I love you forever’ like these do!