What Does It Mean to Dream of a Ring?

What Does It Mean to Dream of a Ring?

Exchanging rings is a common part of wedding ceremonies. Your dream of a ring could similarly show that making a big commitment is on your mind.

The details of the ring in your dream, like its color or material, can provide further symbolic information to help you get the most out of your dream.

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Ring Dream Summary

Ring Dream Symbolism

Rings are especially known for their role in marking milestones of commitment in relationships, such as getting engaged or married. Dreaming of a ring can therefore symbolize that you are considering making a big commitment, whether or not the context is romantic. A ring dream could also refer to renegotiating the terms of an existing union.

A dream of a ring, like other dreams of jewelry, can also symbolize money and social status. Dreaming of a ring may therefore symbolize your concerns about gaining or maintaining wealth.

Common Ring Dreams

  1. Dream of a silver ring
  2. Dream of a diamond ring
  3. Dream of a wedding ring
  4. Dream of an engagement ring
  5. Dream of a gold ring
  6. Dream of a black ring
  7. Dream of a blue sapphire ring
  8. Dream of a broken ring
  9. Dream of a lost wedding ring

Ring Dream Symbolism

Ring Dream Symbolism

Commitment

People often exchange rings when they get engaged or married to each other. Dreaming of a ring can therefore symbolize that you are making a commitment to someone.

This commitment may or may not be related to a romantic relationship. It is common to joke about someone being married to their job, for example, and dreams love that kind of wit.

Permanence

As a ring has no end, it is often used to represent a commitment that is intended to have no end, like a marriage. Dreaming of a ring can therefore symbolize that something in your life seems to be permanent. This could make you feel either secure or trapped.

Wealth

Some rings are very expensive. Dreaming of a luxurious ring can therefore symbolize that you are interested in becoming wealthy. It might also symbolize that you feel jealous of others who seem to be wealthier than you are.

If you already are wealthy, dreaming of an expensive ring could symbolize that you are more conscious than usual at the moment of how your wealth makes you different from others. It might also symbolize that you are afraid of losing your wealth, especially if the dream involves losing the ring.

Possession

A ring is a material item that you can own. Does giving someone a wedding ring, for instance, mean that you own them, though? Some people tend to act that way, so dreaming of a ring could symbolize a situation where you feel like another person is overly possessive of you. Alternately, a ring dream might suggest that you are too possessive of someone else.

Power

In The Lord of the Rings, the shifting ownership of the One Ring, also known as the Ring of Power, is a major point of the plot. Especially for a fan of this work, dreaming of a ring could symbolize that you have the power – and the vulnerability – of simply having something unique that others want, if not also other unusual abilities beyond that.

Identity

The History Press reports that it was common in the past for influential people to have signet rings, where stamping their ring’s unique pattern in wax counted as their signature. Dreaming of a ring could therefore symbolize a situation where verifying your identity or that of someone else is important.

Common Ring Dreams

Dream of a silver ring

Dream of a silver ring

A silver ring is simple and classy. Dreaming of a silver ring could therefore symbolize a commitment that is serious and solid, though there may be more of a focus on practical needs than on emotional connection.

Dream of a diamond ring

Dream of a diamond ring

Diamonds are commonly used on wedding rings and engagement rings. A dream of a diamond ring could therefore symbolize that you are considering a commitment of this magnitude. As diamonds tend to shine in a visible way, there might also be a component of your commitment that is public, like weddings often are.

Sometimes there is concern over whether a diamond is real or fake. In this sense, dreaming of a diamond ring could symbolize that an opportunity you are considering seems too good to be true.

Dream of a wedding ring

Dream of a wedding ring

If you are in a relationship that seems to be heading toward marriage, a wedding ring dream could reflect your conscious effort to figure out your next steps, as your dreams are often influenced by whatever you spend time on in your waking life. See also wedding dream symbolism.

If you are single, dreaming of a wedding ring could symbolize that you would like to be married. It might alternately refer to a situation where you feel pressured to pursue marriage, like if you are the last among your siblings or your friend group to still be single.

If you are already married, a dream emphasizing a wedding ring can show that concerns regarding your marriage are on your mind. You and your spouse might be struggling to honor your wedding vows, or you may be intentionally deepening your commitment. You could also be renegotiating the terms of your commitment to accommodate the ways you have grown and changed since you married.

Dream of an engagement ring

Dream of an engagement ring

Getting engaged signifies an intent to marry in the future. As noted in engagement dream symbolism, engagement is typically not legally binding in the way that marriage is.

Dreaming of an engagement ring could therefore symbolize that you are living more in the future than in the present in some way. If getting engaged is something you and your partner are currently considering, however, your dream of an engagement ring may simply reflect that the topic is on your mind.

Dream of a gold ring

Dream of a gold ring

Gold is a warm color, so dreaming of a gold ring may symbolize a steady commitment that also has emotional warmth. There could, however, be a touch of drama.

Sometimes bulls wear gold rings in their noses, so a gold ring dream might indicate that you or someone else in your life has the stubbornness of a bull.

Gold rings also appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog video games. Having at least one gold ring protects a character from losing a life, as noted at Sonic News Network. In this sense, a dream of a gold ring could symbolize your life force or your energy level.

Dream of a black ring

Dream of a black ring

The color black can provide shielding and containment, as noted in color dream symbolism. In fashion, it is sometimes said that black goes with everything.

Dreaming of a black ring could therefore symbolize a reliable commitment that you tend to take for granted. There might also be a focus on secrecy or privacy in this relationship.

Dream of a blue sapphire ring

Dream of a blue sapphire ring

The International Gem Society reports that the symbolism of sapphire includes spirituality, insights, healing, and wealth. Portions of this overlap with the symbolism of the color blue, which includes communication, pursuing information, and reflection.

Dreaming of a blue sapphire ring could therefore symbolize that you are trying to take space to reflect and come up with an insightful approach to whatever challenges you face.

Dream of a broken ring

Dream of a broken ring

Dreaming of a broken ring could symbolize that a commitment or promise that is important to you has been broken. A dream of a broken ring that has a positive emotional atmosphere, however, might mean you are finally breaking free from something that has been holding you back.

Dream of a lost wedding ring

Dream of a lost wedding ring

Dreaming of losing your wedding ring could symbolize concerns about your marriage. You may feel like you and your spouse are drifting apart.

If you are married, dreaming of finding a lost wedding ring, whether or not it is your own, could symbolize that you will be able to rejuvenate your relationship with your spouse. If you are not married, dreaming of finding a lost wedding ring can symbolize that you might find companionship where you least expect it.

Conclusion

Whether or not you have ever exchanged rings with anyone in marriage, the association of rings with weddings is a strong one. Your dream of a ring could therefore show that you are being pushed to make or refine a major commitment in some area of your life.

Eva Sylwester

Eva Sylwester has been fascinated with the interpretation of dreams since middle school. She got a B.A. in psychology and religious studies from the University of Oregon in 2007. After that, she began exploring astrology and other new frontiers in spirituality. In her approach, the goal of dream interpretation is to help the dreamer articulate their own intuition. She lives in Eugene, Oregon, United States.

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