medieval finger rings

In January 2009 Karsten and I took a course on the making of jewellery at the 'Volkshochschule' in Tübingen. We wanted to make some finger rings based on medieval sources. There are not that many re-enactment shops selling (good) jewellery and I believe modern rings usually look somewhat different. There are many portraits were the (wealthy) depicted wear finger rings (some of them seem to wear all that they possess for that special occasion). And besides the paintings there is a wealth of finds in museums and on the internet...

ring with a face

I've tried my hand at a 'face' ring. Some examples of these were found in the river Thames in London. I tried to make the face look a little bit like Karsten (it is longish, has some beard on the chin and wears a flat cap :-) although I was not very successful in that... But see for yourself:

ring with face, MoL ring with face, MoL ring with face, Bettina

silver ring with face