written by Rachel Church
V & A Museum | ISBN 9781851776504
Hardback – 128 pages
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Rings are perhaps the most common and yet the most evocative pieces of jewellery. Worn as a sign of love or as a fashion accessory, to mark weddings, remember the dead, or show religious faith, the unbroken circle, decorated or elegantly unadorned, holds a multitude of meanings for every wearer. From simple medieval hoops worn to ward off disease to the glamorous 'rocks' worn by Hollywood starlets, to the stunning works of art created by contemporary artist jewellers, this book offers a beautifully illustrated introduction to rings.