The ornamental purpose of jewelry is steeped in symbolic meaning. The ring, for example, represents unity and eternity, which is why it is traditionally associated with marriage and other important unions.
It is said that all rings were once magical or sacred. Given their circular form, rings were considered objects of protection, a magical guard, or a talisman to ward off negativity through its continuity.
Modern times both honor and defy tradition as jewelry designers create circular, spiral or square designs for a novel men's silver ring. Novica's men's rings are varied and attractive, featuring cobras, horses and elephants, as well as classic or trendy styles that are cast of silver, tooled in leather, or carved from ebony.
Rings from Bali, India and Thailand celebrate nature through animal and floral themes featuring gemstones set in silver, as well as original rings tooled in leather to wear with a leather bracelet or necklace. Original Balinese rings may be carved from wood or horn. Mexico offers original painted cedar wood rings among its many styles, while Andean rings replicate cave art and Inca glyphs as well as more modern, even cosmic styles. Especially lovely are the intricate filigree rings crafted in the tradition of Catacao.
Brazil is famous for its natural gems therefore designers maneuver silver or gold to maximize the flow of their energy, resulting in highly original designs. Eveli Przepiorka's ethereal designs enclose gemstones in spinning silver strands for exceptional amethyst and rose quartz jewelry.