Rings is a perfectly proportioned helping of history and meaning behind these keepsakes we call rings. The book is written by Rachel Church, who has the most sought-after (in my opinion) job ever created–she is a curator for the Victorian & Albert Museum in London, with “a special responsibility for the rings collection.” That responsibility has allowed her to write this book, which chronicles the museum’s amazing collection of rings. Through various acquisitions–from donors to collectors–the vast majority is impeccably displayed. Donors like: Edmund Waterton, Reverend Chauncey Hare Townshend, Joan Evans and Patricia V. Goldstein. The book also describes historical eras in terms of ring design, illustrated with examples which are a part of the V&A Museum Collection. I highly recommend this book to any jewelry or ring collector–up next is a much need trip to see this in person! (Hopeful sigh)
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Ellen Ring November 20, 2013 at 7:32 pm:
Thanks for this post, Danielle. I didn't know about this book, though if I paid more attention to Judy Cohen's emails, I might have! The perfect book for you…. and many of us. Look forward to adding it to my collection.