When it comes to jewelry one of the most coveted jewelry items of them all is the ring. Its history is a long and loaded one ranging from movies dedicated to it (see Lord of the Rings), to relationships being symbolically represented by it and there’s no wonder why. The circle is one of the most symbolic shapes throughout time representing unity, everlasting love, peace, companionship and trust. You can go as far back as cave paintings and find drawings of the circle in the form of the snake eating its own tail, a very spiritual and magical symbol.
My first encounter with the deep rooted power of rings was three years ago when I was randomly looking at a side street vendors wide variety of them in the shape of different animals. For some unknown reason at the time I was almost immediately drawn to one that was in the shape of a scorpion. I am not a Scorpio and have no blatantly aware ties to scorpions but I quickly whipped out some cash and walked away with a new ring on my hand. For the next six months I found myself wearing this ring every single day and trust me, when I say that I am not the type of girl that wears rings or jewelry of any type every single day, but there was something about this ring that was speaking to my soul and I had no idea why. Eventually I reached a very low point in my life and decided to look up what the meaning of a scorpion was only to learn that in fact the scorpion was my spirit animal and I had been wearing it on my finger this whole time and didn’t even know it.
After that moment I have looked at rings in a completely new light and respect them immensely. This Fashionista felt the same way as me about rings as her hands were covered in them and all of them held very special meanings to her ranging from family heirlooms to childhood memories. So the next time you find yourself about to purchase a best friend necklace to show your love for a close person in your life perhaps reconsider a best friend ring. A circle on a finger can run much deeper than just a circle on a finger.
Spotted: Balenciaga made their go to accessory this season the brass knuckle rings.