Jewelled Art in Miniature: The History of Rings
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
Rings are the most personal of all jewels and often mark the different stages in the life of an individual.
They were given as symbols of love and friendship, worn as a sign of mourning, or as a display of rank and authority. Through the centuries, goldsmiths transformed the circular form into miniature works of art. Join jewellery Curator Beatriz Chadour Sampson and other experts for a fascinating insight into the design and history of the finger ring with examples from the V&A’s collection.