RINGS ON OUR FINGERS by James Remington McCarthy

RINGS ON OUR FINGERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A winnwing- but not too skeletal elimination- of the lore, history and meanings of finger rings,- the superstitions, the uses, the significance. The part rings have played in customs,-civilian, military, personal, religious; belief in them as charms, as talismans for healing, for guardianship and death defying purposes; the lore of engagement and wedding rings; types of rings and how they are made, etc. An interesting collection of facts- and fancy- that brings source material together and adds color to an odd corner of social history.

Publisher: Harper