Authentic Ancient Rings

In existence for over six thousand years, rings appear in almost every culture of the world. In addition to satisfying purely decorative needs, rings have served a multitude of purposes, both practical and symbolic. Rings have been used to bond one heart to another; to seal correspondences; and to authenticate documents. Furthermore, they can fulfil a spiritual function in honouring the dead, or an apotropaic function as talismen protecting against the forces of evil. Rings have also been used as symbolic expressions of faith and religious observance, or as tangible evidence of power and wealth.
Our selection includes, amongst others, amuletic Egyptian rings, beautiful solid gold Greek rings, exquisite hard stone intaglio Roman rings, and patinated Viking bronze rings.