Rings for the Finger: From the Earliest Known Times to the Present, with Full Descriptions of the Origin, Early Making, Materials, the Archæology, History, for Affection, for Love, for Engagement, for Wedding, Commemorative, Mourning, Etc
"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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H FORMS OF RINGS AND MATERIALS OF WHICH THEY
The Materials of Rings
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adornment amethyst ancient Antiquities Artist Augustus Wollaston Franks bearing bestowed betrothal ring bezel Bishop British Museum Byzantine C. W. King carnelian Catalogue Century a.d. ceremony chalcedony Charles Christ circlet color death diamond Early Christian Egyptian emerald Emperor enamel engraved episcopal rings Etruscan Fairholt's Rambles favor figure Finger Rings finger-rings Fisherman's Ring fourth finger Franks Bequest French garnet gold ring set Greek head heart hoop Indian inscription jewels left hand letters little finger London marriage memorial ring metal motto Navajo niello O. M. Dalton ornaments Paris Patrologia Latina pearls plate Pope portrait precious stones Queen reign right hand ring of Gyges Roman Roman ring royal ruby sapphire seal ring side signet ring silver ring silversmiths sixteenth century stone setting symbol talismanic thee thou thumb thumb ring turquoise usage Vienna wear wearer wedding ring wedding-ring wife worn York yostsa