clips of hair and rings.
Posted by P. Bingham on June 02, 1998 at 20:57:52:
In response to Rings, written by Arnessa on June 01, 1998 at 18:31:22
It would not necessarily be of any particular style. The easiest way to envision one is to imagine a small locket which one can put a lock of hair in and enclose. Only you would wear it as a ring rather than a necklace. Women wore them too, for the ladies more delicate, perhaps even fililigree. For the men larger and more masculine. It might be made of gold, silver, brass or even pewter. Such rings were also made with a glass lid, that would have been surrounded by a metal that would do as a clasp. Whether or not a man would wear a ring with a glass cover for the purpose of displaying a lock of hair, I cannot say (is a lock of hair considered too personal?). Perhaps you can tell yourself based on how the locket and hair is discovered in S&S. I cannot recall the scene exactly. At any rate, the cover of this locket (for the ring) could be plain, engraved, or have some sort of delicate art embellished on it.
- Renaissance Rings. P. Bingham 21:05:32 6/02/98 (1)
- Thanks so much! (nfm) Arnessa 22:26:45 6/03/98 (0)
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