Monthly Archives: July 2011

Unrestrained…a Bahá’í ring by Baha’i Gems

Here is one of our best selling items.

The Unrestrained ring, like all the products on out site was also inspired by the counsel of in the Bahá’í Writings to be “unrestrained as the wind” when carrying the Message of God. We are but instruments that should -as feathers in the wind, be guided entirely by God.

The ring features feathers carved all round the ring and there a smooth piece with the Baha’i ring symbol engraved on it.

Made of .925 sterling silver. You can purchase this ring for USD 39.95 plus shipping.


Bahá’í ring symbol…what does it mean?

As promised, here is the post about the meaning of the Bahá’í ring symbol. We used one of our Baha’i rings to show the actual symbol. Here it is along with the explanation…

Mr. Faizi explains that: “One of the believers who had the bounty and privilege of attaining the presence of the beloved Master has recorded one of His oral statements which shows that this emblem was initiated by Him. No less a person than ‘Abdu’l-Bahá could have designed this emblem, for who else could have condensed so much of the divine mystery into so little space and into so few letters!”

Unity Baha'i ring

The explanation taken from a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, February 28, 1938:

“The inscription upon the Bahá’í ringstone is the symbol of the Greatest Name, Bahá, who is the Manifestation of the essence of God. It is also symbolic of the three planes representing the World of God, the World of Revelation and the World of Creation.”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá said about the stars on either side of the symbol:

“Upon the horizon of Eternal Glory two luminous stars have arisen in brilliance: one to the right and one to the left … this is the mystery of the appearance of the Beauty of Abhá and of the Supreme Highness (the Báb). And though these two diagrams at the right and the left have the form of stars, they also represent the body of man, with the head, the two arms and the two legs, since this diagram has five points.”

In addition, Mr. A.Q. Faizi wrote: “The two five pointed stars on both sides of the emblem represent the human body: a head, two hands and two feet. These two stars represent the twin Manifestation of God in this Day. Their advent is the fulfillment of all the writings of God’s prophets in bygone ages, Who, emphatically, repeatedly and often, in a language clearer than the light of sun, assured mankind of the undoubted appearance of these Twin Luminaries, Who would rescue the world from the fetters of prejudice and the dictates of self.”

Most of our rings and Baha’i pendants have this symbol. The others either have the Baha’i Greatest Name or the design was simply inspired by the teachings of the Bahai Faith.

You can see Mr. Faizi’s full article here.


Bahá’í Pendants at Baha’i Gems!

Check out or latest pendant:

You can find this pendant and more Baha’i rings, Baha’i jewelry and necklaces on www.bahaigems.com


Bahai Rings on Baha’i Gems…

Here are some of the Baha’i rings on our website:

All these and more designs of rings and pendants are available at www.bahaigems.com


Why wear a Baha’i ring? or Bahá’í jewellery?

Well, for me it is not only about the fact that it looks great and its a beautiful or only because of the amazing meaning of the Baha’i ring symbol (will blog about this soon). To me, wearing a Baha’i piece of jewelry is also about exposure. This is also a reason why I like to wear and design jewelery that is unusual and catches the eye. People look at it and wonder what it means and well, you can take it from there. Just saying it is a Baha’i ring or a Bahá’í pendant can start up a conversation about the Faith or can just inform people of the existence of the Bahá’í Faith if they haven’t heard of it.

One too many times this has happened to me; and just to make this post a bit more real, I will tell you what happened to me last week at a supermarket in Sydney, Australia.

I was shopping (of course) and there met a lovely lady who was looking for the bicarb soda (baking soda). Given I was browsing with no hurry whatsoever, I stopped to help her spot it and she went on to tell me she uses it to clean her silver jewellery. She saw I was wearing one of the rings from Bahá’í Gems and she asked to see it and then went on to ask what it meant. I told her the meaning and that is was a Baha’i ring and she had already heard of the Bahá’í Faith…that made things much easier! We spoke about religion in general for about 5 minutes and then went our separate ways.

What I am trying to say is that opportunities like this one are there for us every single day! I was so happy it happened to me and all that only because that morning I put on a Bahá’í ring.

This is the ring I was wearing that day


95 Gems. A new site of Bahá’í jewelry.

We had blogged about this site before in a very vague way.
Let’s start from the beginning…This site came about as an individual initiative after realizing the demand for funky and interestingly designed Bahá’í inspired jewelry. There was a youth conference in Australia and that’s when we realized there was a bit of demand yet to be supplied for.

 

So…95 Gems was born.

I was always drawn to crafts and making my own jewelry from a young age growing up in Latin America. As you can imagine, back in the day, there was very limited or no access to buying Bahá’í rings or Bahá’í pendants around so we either had to wait for someone to travel to the United States or Canada or Europe or Israel to get our hands on some of these pieces or just wait til we went there ourselves. I remember going to the USA as a teen and seeing tables and tables full of Bahá’í jewellery and other crafts and thinking I had never seen so many together!

All this inspired us to launch 95 Gems and create rings, pendants, necklaces and other jewellery while trying to keep their prices as low as possible so they can be purchased by a wider population. We have so far had buyers from Honduras, USA, Canada, European countries, Australia and New Zealand and hope soon we will have more items so suit the taste of friends in Africa, Asia and more Latin American countries.

Please visit our site and send us your thoughts, comments and suggestions.