First published in the United Kingdom in 2011 by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The revised and expanded edition first published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Thames & Hudson in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the V&A Accessories series.
"This book is an introduction to rings made in Europe and in the Western tradition from the Middle Ages to the present, selected from over 2,000 examples held in the exceptional collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London."--Page 8.
"Rings are powerfully evocative pieces of jewelry, traditionally worn as symbols of love, loyalty, remembrance or faith. Focusing on the V&A's world-famous collection, Rings tells the story of their evolution from sculptural gem-set bands worn in medieval times to Art Deco masterpieces, dramatic gemstone "rocks" of the 1950s, and innovation works of art created by contemporary jewelers" -- Page 4 of cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-154) and index.