A fascinating historical overview of the evolution of ring design from the Middle Ages to today, illustrated with almost 200 rare and luxurious examples drawn from the V&A’s collections


ISBN: 9780500519745 Category:

Rachel Church


Rings are powerfully evocative pieces of jewelry, traditionally worn as symbols of love, loyalty, remembrance or faith. Focusing on the V&A’s world-famous collection, Rings tells the story of their evolution from sculptural gem-set bands worn in medieval times to Art Deco masterpieces, dramatic gemstone ‘rocks’ of the 1950s, and innovative works of art created by contemporary jewellers.

Additional information

Weight 588 g
Dimensions 16.4 x 23.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2017
Number of pages 160
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.4 x 23.1 cm
Weight 588 g


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