Golden rings - women's jewelry with a centuries-old history
Gold rings - women's jewelry, fashion onwhich is estimated for millennia. Centuries pass, but on the thin fingers of the representatives of the beautiful half of humanity expensive and elegant precious metal jewelry still flaunts. And this is not an exaggeration: female gold rings appeared even in the days of Ancient Egypt - at first they were worn only by pharaohs and members of their family as a symbol of power, moreover, massive ornaments were used as a seal when writing messages. And later gold rings began to decorate the hands of wealthy Egyptians, but less wealthy women had to be content with products made of silver and bronze, and sometimes glass and clay.
In the Roman Empire was also a kind of fashion ongold rings - female variants of this product indicated that this resident already belongs to someone. It was not an engagement ring in the modern sense of the word, but rather a kind of "master" tag that warned all men that the Romans were not free and under the protection of their master. At the same time, the decoration was not simply put on the finger, it was also squeezed with additional forceps so that it could not be removed. It is interesting that the tradition of giving rings to a betrothal appeared precisely in Ancient Rome. True, the groom gave the decoration not to the girl, but to her parents - a simple metal ring as a sign that he is making a commitment to marry and support his chosen one.
In Ancient Russia there was a reason for decoratingthemselves and loved ones with jewelry - to protect them from evil eye, spoilage, death and other misfortunes, Rusich wore patterned gold rings. Women's variants of this amulet were intended most often not for the hands, but for decorating the headdresses in the field of the temple. According to the patterns on these items, it was possible to determine to which tribe a woman belongs, up to the 7th century. Later traditions were mixed, and the temple rings began to be worn solely for beauty.