- "When He established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep." Proverbs 8:27
- "He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness." Job 26:10
According to early scientists, astrology and astronomy were essentially the same discipline, and to them, the circle represented Cosmic notions. Even the various celestial bodies look to all be circles from where we stand on earth. At Minter + Richter Designs, we love to leap from the symbolic circle into the symbol of the cosmos through the use of Meteorite and woods that highly resemble and symbolize the galaxy. Some even say that within a woman's heart there lays the entirety of the galaxy. We aren't sure how true this is, but we challenge you to disprove it!
Meteorite So Hot & Midnight Set by Minter + Richter Designs
In many religions including Islam and Christianity, the circle represents the idea of monotheism. In Christianity, God is seen as being the beginning and the end of everything – the alpha and omega – which is perfectly symbolized by the circle. Christians often choose to further the symbolism by integrating a Cross into their wedding ring, much like you see on rings like Eternal Turquoise Cross and Love Never Fails. In Islam, the circle represents monotheism with God being at the center of the circle. Both concepts are perfectly fitting with the wedding ring as the couple ventures forward entrusting their unity to God.
Circles have also represented royalty in many cultures – especially in the form of a crown, which is traditionally placed on the monarch’s head. This is especially true for Queens and Dukes and other Royalty. For a royal flaire, the best color to add to your circle wedding ring is Purple! We have you covered with our Royal Swim Line of Rings.
Royal Swim In Wedding Ring Set
Royal Swim In & Out Wedding Ring Set
Royal Swim Out Wedding Ring Set
The circle is often viewed as a symbol of feminine power and intelligence. It was said that this kind of power is present in all women. Nowadays, a circle is also considered a symbol of unity and connects life. It symbolizes wholeness and original perfection, eternity, and all cyclic movements.
Circles in the form of rings have long represented the union of man and woman as rings are exchanged along with marriage vows during wedding ceremonies in many Western countries. This practice dates back to Ancient Greece and Rome when valuable rings were first given as part of the dowry. Later, they came to represent the promise of fidelity, and this tradition continues to this day.
Similar to the idea of unity and fidelity, circles can represent democracy. When everybody sits at a round table, everyone is equal, everybody has the chance to express their views and everyone is included. The way Two Kings Unite at a table to keep from battle. This is how most of us view marriage in today's world, a meeting of minds, finding your True Partner.
Meeting of Two Minds, finding your true partner.
In certain cultures or traditions, circles represent protection. For example, in certain occult beliefs, standing inside a circle can protect you from evil spirits. In traditional Celtic wedding ceremonies, a protective circle known as a caim is placed around the husband and wife to protect them from outside influences. Circles can also represent our personal spiritual journeys because our spiritual journey is one without end, and even after we die, our spiritual journey continues in never-ending cycles.
Whatever meaning you find in your forever circles, we are here to help!