designs that range from traditional to the very avant-garde, each
of the 1,000 examples is an exceptional work of art, finely crafted
by the best contemporary jewelers. A ring today is much more than
a band to house a finger. The examples are miniature sculptures, compact
platforms on which ring-makers display their art. Whatever their inspiration,
the artists in this book adorn the hand with reverence and enthusiasm.
Rough hewn or
precisely cutand polished, meticulous or improvised, stark in their
simplicity or extravagant in their complexity, these designs will
astound and delight you with their originality and beauty.