How is a medieval ring
The goldsmiths of the time used to make them in metal. Only the wealthiest classes could afford metals such as silver or gold. Usually the medieval rings carried engravings of heraldic shields or designs of the noble houses and manors.
Who wore the medieval rings
Kings and nobles in general were distinguished by their rings, they even served as a royal seal on document signatures. Religious orders and other noble groups used to wear them to distinguish them.
Rings throughout the history
The ring has been one of those complements that has been present in most ancient civilizations.
- The Egyptians already used them as an engagement in prenuptial ceremonies.
- The Greeks used gold strips around his finger.
- The Romans used them as a talisman and for conjugal life.
- Christians usually engrave them with their symbols: crosses, fish, pigeons, etc. Their representatives use them as a pastoral ring like the Pope’s fisherman’s ring.
What we should consider before buying a medieval ring
First we have to pay attention to the finger on which we are going to wear it since the size can be very different. For example, Jews usually wear it on their index finger while Indians place it on their thumb. We will have to choose the right size, bearing in mind that the sizes and type of measurement may vary from country to country in the absence of a single international standard.
Legends and superstitions around the rings
The magical rings that created spells, talisman rings and other supernatural virtues attributed to them have fed some legends over time. Kings had rings that made them invisible or talismans to ignite virtues such as love, passion, predict the future or even eliminate the enemy.
Formerly the ring was considered an effective method against eye infections and even to relieve premenstrual or pre-birth pain.
In our collection of replicas of medieval rings and other eras surely call your attention for its originality and design. For any questions we are at your disposal, do not hesitate to contact us.