There are many different symbols that connote friendship — from interlinked hearts to friendship arrows and other symbols originating from all over the world. These symbols engraved on jewelry or worn as part of a tattoo all mean the same thing: camaraderie, loyalty and all the other traits and characteristics of friendship. Below are some of these symbols most commonly used and given to friends.
Friendship is one of the most divine relationships on earth. It carries the essence of all other relations. A friend can be caring like a mother, strict like a father, possessive like a brother, affectionate like a sister and shower loads of love like a lover. In fact, life is incomplete without friends. For the longest time, symbols have been a way of expressing friendship.
Speaking concerning symbolical language dates back to the Victorian era, some even say it goes back even further. Back in that era expressing emotions with symbols became a popular style among people. Love and friendship are one of the most common symbolically expressed feelings. Men and women over decades throughout the world have relied upon symbols to represent their unsaid words and feelings. Each kind of emotion has a particular set of symbols to express the various levels of that specific emotion.
Here are some of the most well-known friendship symbols.
The Claddagh Symbol
Arrows of Friendship
|For Native Americans, two arrows that cross at the center are used as a symbol of the bringing together two clans or two people. In essence, these two arrows represent friendship.|
The Jade Plant
A Yellow Rose
A Rhodonite Ball
|Also known as a rescue stone, this spherical talisman is given to a friend who you have a strong and stable bond with.|
|The Chinese symbol for friendship.|
|Interlocking hearts are a well-known symbol of friendship and love. This symbol can use to either express deep friendship and also love.|
|Pikorua – This is a Maori twist symbol that resembles an intertwined new-growth Pikopiko fern frond found in the damp woods of New Zealand. It represents the beauty, strength, and endurance of the bond of loyal friendship between two people. It is also symbolic of the crisscrossing and inter-linked paths of life of friends. True friends share an eternal connection that will not weaken even when the persons are separated at times. Pendants inspired by this symbol are often gifted to friends in celebration of a lasting and loving relationship.|
|Ese Ne Tekrema – Ese Ne Tekrema, literally meaning ‘the teeth and the tongue,’ is an Adinkra symbol of friendship. Adinkra symbols are West African symbols of the Asante (Ghana) people from the kingdom of Gayaman. Ese Ne Tekrema is a pictorial representation of a tongue and teeth. The tongue and the teeth have different, but inter-dependent roles. They exist together inside the mouth and can come into conflict, still, they work together. This way, Ese Ne Tekrema symbolizes the close, mutually supporting and h|