As with other types of objects, you should consider the condition of the ring, its known history in the dream, and other features. This includes symbols that may be inscribed on the surface of the ring, stone types, and metal type. If you actually own the ring in question, then any differences in history or other aspects should be examined as carefully as possible.
Ring Dream General Meaning
Emotionally speaking, rings usually refer to commitment and loyalty. If someone gave you a ring, then you may be able to count on that person to be committed to you in time of need. By the same token, if you give someone else a ring, then you may be willing to help them manage some future crisis. You should also pay attention to the ring type, stone featured on the ring, as well as the setting type.
Sapphire: Can indicate protection, or that you will discover a hidden truth that will change how you act in various situations.
Diamond: These stones usually represent wholeness, commitment, and clarity. If they are featured on an engagement ring, they can also herald a new love, or a deeper level of commitment in an existing relationship.
Ruby: Rubies featured on a ring usually indicate passion, sexuality, and power.
Emerald: These dreams usually indicate some type of healing, faithfulness, or longevity. If you have been dealing with some type of problem or distress, you can look forward to a happy conclusion sooner rather than later.
Gold: Usually represents bliss, wealth, good health, and all the best things in life. When featured in a ring, you can also add personal wholeness and an enhanced level of spiritual growth.
Silver: This metal featured on a ring can represent your female aspect, as well as the mystery of your emotions and inner landscape.
Platinum: When you see a ring featuring this metal, you can rest assured that it pertains to your finances, overall wealth, and capacity to be successful at work, or in some type of business venture.
How Ring Dream Symbol May Fit in Your Life
When you dream of a ring, you can rest assured that matters associated with commitment and trust are taking up some additional resources in your internal landscape. No matter whether you need to be more aware of interdependence, or your role in various team efforts, this dream can act as an indicator for how you feel about these situations. In fact, once you correlate stone and metal type, you should have some good indicators about what you need to do in order to resolve various situations, or prevent them from happening altogether.
If you happen to believe that the dream is a form of precognition, then you need to give some serious thoughts to new commitments. For example, if you believe that you are going to get engaged, or start a new business, then you should make sure that you can truly give your best to the new relationship, as well as meet any requirements that will form a basis for the commitment.
A Sample Ring Dream Interpretation
Consider a situation where you dream that you are wearing an emerald ring. In real life, you are going for chemotherapy, and wonder if you will go into remission. As you look at the ring, you notice that the emerald is on a beautiful gold band.
One day, you are doing dishes, and the ring slips off your finger. Distressed, you begin feeling around in the soapy water for the ring. You are unable to find it, and feel very upset about it. Finally, you give up looking for the ring, and go on doing your dishes. Finally, all of the dishes are done, and you have only a sink full of soapy water. Once again, you begin looking for the ring, but cannot find it. You decide to leave the water standing in the sink so that you can wait for the bubbles to clear. At that point, you wake up and realize that you do not own an emerald ring, but wish that you did.
Since emeralds represent regaining health, this dream is clearly about your cancer and treatment. Even though you initially lost the ring, you should not interpret this dream to meant that you treatment will fail. At the very least, you know where the ring is, and that it can be recovered. While you may need to go for treatment for a bit longer, eventually you will, or should be able to enjoy good health again.