Rings for the Finger: From the Earliest Known Times to the Present, with Full Descriptions of the Origin, Early Making, Materials, the Archaeology, History, for Affection, for Love, for Engagement, for Wedding, Commemorative, Mourning, Etc

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Dover Publications, 1973 - Antiques & Collectibles - 381 pages
"Rings of office and power, notorious poison-bearing rings, wedding and graduation rings and many other types are covered in this excellent study tracing the origins, uses and history of this timeless ornament. Also described are methods of ring-making from earliest times to today, materials and gems used in rings, and more." - product description.

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A history of rings from the former vice-president of Tiffany & Co., including many different cultures: European, Asian, Middle Eastern. Includes an account of the wedding ring of Martin Luther and the ... Read full review


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