Such pieces of jewelry are true works of art that have the power to make you stand out in a unique way. In fact, rings were some of the first fashion accessories invented by people, due to their ease of manufacture. In addition, these fascinating jewels have always had special meanings behind them.
Throughout history, some people claimed that gold rings were inspired by the Sun or the Moon, while others said that rings have a mystical significance: they link the world we know – the human world – to the spiritual and divine world. And, of course, rings are considered a symbol of love (the gold wedding and engagement rings are the most worn type of rings on the planet).
The Ancient Story of Antique Gold Rings
The oldest legend of the ring as a symbol of love dates back to the time of the Egyptian pharaohs. Before they discovered metalworking, they wove papyrus into rings as a symbol of eternal love that has no beginning and no end. It was also the Egyptians who chose the ring finger to wear this piece of jewelry. It was believed that a vein leading directly to the heart, later called the “vena amoris” by the Greeks, ran from that finger.
In the Metal Age, antique rings made of gold had irregular edges and were not polished to perfection, as they are today. Rings were usually used to show off the wearer’s wealth, or they could also be used as currency.
In the Medieval Age, antique gold rings were more and more decorated with precious and semiprecious stones. They also become increasingly popular during wedding ceremonies, being placed on the index finger rather than the ring finger.
The Renaissance brought out extremely beautifully decorated antique gold rings. Also, at that time, in France wedding rings had inscriptions inside promising eternal love.
Antique Gold Rings Nowadays
Today, antique gold rings can be worn with any outfit and for any occasion.
You can buy the most beautiful gold rings from DSF Antique Jewelry’s online store. We have a wide variety of antique pieces from which you can choose for you or your loved ones.
Antique gold rings come in different shapes and designs and are great gift ideas. Birthday celebrations, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, graduation, an anniversary, and so on – such a piece of jewelry is perfect for any occasion. You can choose from simple gold rings to rings decorated with gemstones and unique designs made by masterful jewelers.
In terms of design, you’ll even find antique gold rings for animal lovers, rings depicting love etc. It’s impossible not to find a suitable ring. And the prices are fair, so you have every reason to one of our special rings from the DSF Antique Jewelry collection.
Finally, we’d like to know what you think of antique gold rings in general. Do you like this type of uniquely crafted ancient jewels? If so, do you only wear it as accessories or do they have a certain meaning for you?