Foreword by James Fenton * 1. Signets * 2. Love, marriage and friendship rings * 3. Devotional, apotropaic and ecclesiastical rings * 4. Memento mori and memorial rings * 5. Rings associated with illustrious people and great events * 6. Decorative rings * 7. Diamond rings * 8. The ring as an accessory
The first book devoted exclusively to rings, considering them thematically rather than chronologically
Diana Scarisbrick is an art historian specializing in the history of engraved gems and jewellery.
'A fascinating book that's equal parts eye-candy and wow-inducing
art-history lesson' - Art Jewelry
'An essential guide' - Harper's Bazaar
'... makes us delight in them as works of art, and makes their context come alive through paintings, drawings and vivid quotation' - Antiques Info