Rings

Rings

Jewelry of Power, Love and Loyalty

  1. Diana Scarisbrick
  2. Foreword by James Fenton
  • ISBN 9780500291122
  • 22.50 x 21.80 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 384pp
  • 483 Illustrations, 455 in colour
  • First published 2013
‘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

The first book devoted exclusively to rings to be arranged by theme

Diana Scarisbrick, a world expert, illuminates hundreds of examples of rings with her rich historical and literary knowledge: signets; rings associated with love marriage and friendship; devotional, protective and ecclesiastical rings; memento mori and memorial rings; diamond rings; and rings as accessories. She makes us delight in them as works of art, and makes their context come alive through paintings, drawings and vivid quotations.

Rings of all periods are included – from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome through the Middle Ages and Renaissance up to the 20th century. The rings are drawn not only from great museums but from private collections, pre-eminently that of the noted gem dealer and art patron Benjamin Zucker.

Diana Scarisbrick has written extensively about jewelry in books, exhibition catalogues and journals.