One of the most challenging and alluring aspects of creating any luxury item, such as a fine jewel, is the emotional dimension. There is no need to say that jewelry has always been linked through history with wealth, power and status: it has been profusely used as safe investment, fortune proof and display of belonging to a social order. However, there is one more dimension that has to be considered: the symbolic power of jewelry.
I am going to use an example to make this clear: are you wearing a wedding ring? Maybe not, but it is not necessary to understand its deep symbolic meaning.
I. An example of the symbolic power of jewelry: wedding rings
The physical structure of the wedding ring has varied through different civilizations. However, a ring in its simplest form is a circle, one of the most common and universal signs. It is the symbol of the sun in its limitless or boundless aspect. It has no beginning or end, and no divisions, making it the perfect symbol of completeness, eternity, and the soul.