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Rings: Jewelry of Power, Love, and Loyalty (Paperback)

Diana Scarisbrick

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ISBN 10: 0500291128 / ISBN 13: 9780500291122
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Paperback. Now available in paperback, this book devotes itself exclusively to rings, considering them thematically rather than chronologically. The author, a world expert, has rich historical and li.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 384 pages. 1.560. Bookseller Inventory # 9780500291122

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Title: Rings: Jewelry of Power, Love, and Loyalty (...

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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“Leaves no illustrative source unturned, embellishing . . . with portraits and oil paintings, engravings, woodcuts, old catalogues, ancient writings, inscriptions, drawings, publicity materials, and early photographs.” ―Gems and Gemology

This is the first book devoted exclusively to rings to consider them thematically rather than chronologically. The author brings her rich historical and literary knowledge to bear as she considers signets; rings associated with love, marriage and friendship; devotional, protective, and ecclesiastical rings; memento mori and memorial rings; rings associated with famous people and events; decorative rings; diamond rings; and rings as accessories. She helps us delight in them as works of art, and she 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 twentieth century. The rings are drawn not only from great museums but also from private collections, preeminently that of the noted gem dealer and art patron Benjamin Zucker.

483 illustrations, 455 in color

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Diana Scarisbrick is a historian specializing in jewelry and engraved gems. Her previous books include Rings: Jewelry of Power, Love and Loyalty and Portrait Jewels: Opulence and Intimacy from the Medici to the Romanovs. She is a Research Associate at the Beazley Archive, Oxford, and recently collaborated with Sir John Boardman on The Marlborough Gems.

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