Purpose and meaning of the Baha'i Ringstone Symbol
The Ringstone Symbol is a wonderful and artistic expression of portraying the purpose of God for His creation. It can often provide an opportunity of introducing the Faith to inquiring souls. Baha’i jewellery is worn with dignity and respect.
The three levels of the design represent:
the world of God,
the world of the Manifestations of God,
and the world of man.
The vertical line is the link between the world of God through His Manifestations, to the world of man.
The two stars or figures denote the Twin Manifestations of God for this age, the Bab and Baha’u’llah.
The Ringstone Symbol was designed by Abdu’l Baha and rendered by Mishkin Qalam, a disciple of Baha’u’llah, and a close companion of Abdu’l Baha. Mishkin Qalam was one of the outstanding Persian calligraphers of the nineteenth century.