Although the basic form of the ring seems unchanging at first glance, no other kind of jewellery is so deeply connected with such an abundance of meaning. In addition to their well-known connotation as a declaration of love, rings are also worn as signs of friendship, as symbolic memorabilia or as valuable status symbols. But a ring can also bring a great deal of joy when worn merely as a beautiful accessory.
The tradition of engagement rings is experiencing a real renaissance these days. Browse our › Engagement Rings topic section at your leisure where we’ve put together a selection of beautiful rings for this occasion.
Constance Crawley in Costume (around 1904), theatre photography, detail.