Rings: Symbols of Wealth, Power, and Affection

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Abrams, 1993 - Art - 224 pages
Showcases over 480 examples of rings dating from the Middle Ages through modern times while exploring the history and symbolism of the finger ring

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After briefly explaining the ancient origins of finger rings, art historian Scarisbrick examines this most personal item of jewelry. She presents over 480 examples of rings from British and European ... Read full review

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Very useful text for jewellery historians


the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance
Rococo and NeoClassical elegance
Romanticism and riches

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Diana Scarisbrick is a historian specializing in jewelry and engraved gems. Her previous books include Rings: Jewelry of Power, Love and Loyalty and Portrait Jewels: Opulence and Intimacy from the Medici to the Romanovs. She is a Research Associate at the Beazley Archive, Oxford, and recently collaborated with Sir John Boardman on The Marlborough Gems.

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