I really think that to impress these days, jewelry has to be a little unusual rather than huge and blingy. Not many of us can afford to buy precious metals and stones that are so ostentatious that nobody can fail to notice them. So, to discover an armor ring (which is most definitely different but understated) was a real find. They kind of project an aura of quiet mystery that provoke questions in a way that I have never known.
Funny to think that even enquiring politely after a large rock or piece of gold on somebodys finger would not be seen as anything less than rude. But, by wearing an armor ring the rules just seem to go right out of the window such is the impact they have and the interest they create.
Dramatically unusual and unusually impactive, they really provoke a talking point for sure. I really cannot say that I know the origins of these fascinating pieces of finger decoration. But, with other names like medieval ring, knight ring, Gothic or full finger ring also used for them; perhaps they have their beginnings in days gone by when knights fought for honour and victory by the hand and sword, who knows?
What I am sure of, is that round and boring they are most definitely not, each one is very much an individual looking work of art. Designed to be worn so as to cover from the base of your finger to just below your fingernail or the knuckle below it, you can maybe begin to see why they provoke such curiosity.
Generally they are made from pewter or sterling silver which makes them really durable and comfortable to wear (and as an added bonus relatively inexpensive to buy, silver of course costing slightly more as you would perhaps expect. But nothing that will give your Bank Manager a funny turn). They are fashioned in 2 or 3 pieces that are jointed in the same places as your own finger which ensures total flexibility when you are wearing it.
With styles and designs being both intricate and feminine or more robust and rugged they appeal to both guys and gals alike and scream unisex for sure. That said, none of them sit solidly either side of the gender fence and to be honest, if you like something then why not have it anyway regardless?
For some reason these wonderful finger adornments have been largely over looked by the general population and it is our friends who prefer the Gothic style of dress who have enjoyed the craftsmanship for far too long, very clever keeping that so quiet. But, the secret is now out and having an armor ring really is a fantastic way to get yourself noticed they, being just as individual as you are, now that is brilliant. Finger rings