The anchor symbol is one of the most popular symbols seen in various prints and patterns, and also in various forms of jewellery; worn as pendants, or bracelets, or earrings. Although not so popular in Indian culture, it has great significance in the western society. But, as we are become so modern and adorn western clothes too, there is no harm in wearing that anchor symbol too. After all, the anchor only signifies safety, security, trust, confidence, hope, stability, tranquility, strength, and good luck.
Importance of the anchor in Christianity
If you are a Christian, you already know the importance of the anchor. During the Roman Empire, between the years 64 and 313 AD, Christians were prosecuted and killed, as it was against the law to follow Christianity. Thus, during this time, Christians could not use the “cross” on which Jesus had been crucified, as the symbole of their fate. Thus, they had to find something similar to express their fate; and hence, the anchor was used. With so much significance, the anchor is quoted in the bible as representing hope.
Importance of the anchor in spirituality, dreams, and psychology
Now, speaking of the anchor’s spiritual meaning, it holds a lot of significance here too. In the world of dreams, and in spirituality, the anchor has very curious meanings. As per a belief, if a woman has a dream with an anchor in it, she will have a baby who will choose to work as a sailor. Another superstition is that if you dream of an anchor hidden or under the water, it can be a sign of disappointment to come, or a big trip or change of home. Also, in psychology, an anchor means that one is looking for greater security, force, and stabilization.
Anchors on the graves
Anchors are also put on graves. They are put on graves for those who were associated with the sea life, or a maritime profession. And, when the anchor is represented with a rope of chain around it, it means that the person was a former member of the Navy.
As you can see, the anchor has so many various kinds of symbolizations and significances associated with it in various cultures and sectors. But, wherever you see, the anchor is only associated with positivity, strength, and hope; unless seen hidden or under water. Why not use this amazing object in your jewellery too, to always remind you that you do have the strength and positivity within you, and that there is a force driving you in life!? You could choose to wear whatever kind of anchor jewellery you wish to. You could choose to have it as a pendant or a bracelet, as it is most popularly worn. Other options include anchor stud earrings, rings with an anchor design, or as a part of an anklet. So, choose your style and have you anchor jewellery designed. It could be in yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, or sterling silver; or you could also choose to have diamonds studded in the shape of an anchor on your jewellery pieces. One variation that you can use with the anchor is a mariner’s cross, which combines the anchor with a cross. This anchor-cross combination signifies a fresh start with hope. Whatever you choose, Aura Jewels is the best diamond jewellery shop in Bangalore where you can have it done professionally at affordable costs.