If you are offered an engagement ring it suggests that you find the giver to be too close, too demanding of your time or attention and perhaps overbearing. You might try putting a small amount of distance between yourself and them. If in the dream you find fleeing the figure offering the ring it means the opposite; the person in question is insufficiently close. Instead you find yourself dissatisfied, perhaps jealous of the attention paid to others. If you are presented with a ring by a stranger is suggests a general desire for companionship, a longing for a closeness unfulfilled by those currently in your life. It also suggests a general preparedness to take this problem into your own hands, a readiness to seek for yourself what your life is missing. If you find yourself presenting someone with an engagement ring it implies that you are ready, and in fact eager, to move your relationship with them to the next level.
Occasionally in a dream you may come across an engagement ring just lying there. This suggests a level of unrecognised anxiety about an upcoming decision or ongoing conflict. There is something you have been determinedly putting from your mind so as not to have to deal with the problems associated with it. This anxiousness is best put to rest by immediately recognising, confronting and coming to terms with the issue and reaching a decision about how to deal with it. If ever you find, in the midst of a dream, an engagement ring upon your finger, it betrays a high level of anticipation about an upcoming event. If you attempt to remove the ring and succeed it suggests a healthy level of perspective with regard to whatever you're anticipating. However, if you find yourself unable to remove the ring, if your finger swells unnaturally or the ring feels glued on then your excitement is concealing a certain level of apprehension; you're worried that whatever it is you're waiting for will be unable to live up to your heightened, even unrealistic, expectations. In this situation, in order to avoid serious, even shattering, disappointment, it is best to consider in a realistic light the object of your excitement.
One may also find oneself searching for a ring, and finding it just out of reach or out of sight, shifting within the dream to deny itself to you. What this suggests is that you are in a situation where you are ready to make a commitment to a significant course of action, or significant other, but self-doubt has restrained you needlessly. Your mind is urging you to forget those petty doubts and take the plunge.