In Norse mythology, Draupnir is a gold ring possessed by the god Odin with the ability to multiply itself. Draupnir was forged by the dwarven brothers Brokkr and Eitri. Brokkr and Eitri made this ring as one of a set of three gifts which included Mjöllnir and Gullinbursti. They made these gifts in accordance with a wager Loki made saying that Brokk and Eitri could not make better gifts than the three made by the Sons of Ivaldi.
Anel pode ter os seguintes significados consoante a área do conhecimento ou actividade em que se aplica: Astronomia Anel planetário - estruturas que circundam corpos celestes Engenharia Rodoanel - anel perimetral que conecta estradas em grandes cidades Informática Anel - uma forma de conexão de equipamentos de telecomunicação Linguística Anel - um tipo de diacrítico Literatura Um Anel - anel mágico presente na obra de J. R. R.
Um sinete é uma peça que, mesmo existindo desde a Grécia Antiga, foi de larga utilização nos séculos XVI a XVIII. Ele nada mais é do que um pequeno objeto de metal como ouro ou prata usados como assinatura do proprietário para selar e autenticar documentos e cartas. Após a assinatura, a impressão é feita com um pouco de cera que é derramada sobre o papel no qual é pregado com o sinete, deixando um desenho pessoal, como um brasão ou um símbolo.
In Western tradition, an engagement ring is a ring worn by a woman indicating her engagement to be married. Conventionally, the ring is presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective spouse while he proposes marriage or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal. It represents a formal agreement to future marriage.
The One Ring is an artifact that appears as the central plot element in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth fantasy fiction. It is described in an earlier story, The Hobbit (1937), as a magic ring of invisibility. The sequel The Lord of the Rings (1954–55) describes its powers as being more encompassing than invisibility, and states that the Ring is in fact malevolent. The Lord of the Rings concerns the quest to destroy the Ring, which was created by the primary antagonist, Sauron.
In J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium, the Rings of Power are magical artifacts. They are first described early in The Lord of the Rings in a rhyme of lore told to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf: Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne, In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.
In Norse mythology, Andvarinaut ("Andvari's Gift") is a magical ring capable of producing gold, first owned by Andvari. The mischievous god Loki tricked Andvari into giving Andvarinaut to him. In revenge, Andvari cursed the ring to bring destruction to whoever possessed it. Loki quickly gave Andvarinaut to Hreidmar, King of the Dwarves, as a reparation; Loki and the other Æsir had inadvertently killed Hreidmar's son, Ótr. Ótr's brother, Fafnir, then killed Hreidmar and took the ring.
A wedding ring or wedding band is a metal ring indicating the wearer is married. Depending on the local culture, it is worn on the base of the right or the left ring finger. The custom of wearing such a ring has spread widely beyond its origin in Europe.
The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring given as a token of love or worn as a wedding ring. The design and customs associated with it originated in the Irish fishing village of Claddagh, located just outside the city of Galway. The ring was first produced in the 17th century during the reign of Queen Mary II, though elements of the design are much older.
In Tolkien's legendarium, the Three Rings are magical artifacts forged by the Elves of Eregion. After the One Ring, they are the most powerful of the twenty Rings of Power. The Three Rings were created by Celebrimbor after Sauron, in the guise of Annatar, had left Eregion. These Rings of Power were free of Sauron's influence, as he did not have a hand in their making; however they were still forged by Celebrimbor with the arts taught to him by Sauron and thus were still bound to the One Ring.
The Ring of Gyges is a mythical magical artifact mentioned by the philosopher Plato in Book 2 of The Republic (2.359a–2.360d). It granted its owner the power to become invisible at will. Through the story of the ring, The Republic discusses whether a typical person would be moral if he did not have to fear the consequences of his actions.
A pre-engagement ring (also known as a promise ring) is a ring given to a romantic partner to signify a commitment to a monogamous relationship, often as a precursor to an engagement ring. Promise rings can be worn on any finger, but those symbolizing pre-engagement are generally worn on the left ring finger; sometimes, the left middle finger or right ring finger is used instead to prevent confusion with an actual engagement ring.
A mood ring is a ring which contains a thermochromic element, such as liquid crystal. The ring changes color in response to the body temperature of its wearer. The color is said, by some proponents, to indicate the emotional state of the wearer.
The Iron Ring is a ring worn by many Canadian engineers. Obtaining the ring is an optional endeavour – the ring is not a prerequisite for practising professional engineering in Canada. The Ring is given as part of "The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer", written by Rudyard Kipling.
A regards ring was a Victorian engagement ring in which the initials of the precious stones mounted on the band spelled out the word "regards" in an implicit acrostic: Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, Diamond, Sapphire. Later variations included the spelling of another word or a person's name. One variant was "love": Lapis lazuli, Opal, Vermarine, Emerald.
The SS-Ehrenring ("SS Honour Ring"), unofficially called Totenkopfring (English "Deaths Head Ring"), was an award of Heinrich Himmler's Schutzstaffel (SS). It was not a state decoration, but rather a personal gift bestowed by Himmler.
Posie rings (sometimes spelled "posy ", "posey" or "poesy rings") are finger rings with short inscriptions on their outer surfaces. More rarely the inscription is on the inner surface. A posey ring or love ring, is a simple gold band engraved with a brief sentiment or poem on the outside. They were used as a lover's token, a wedding ring, or simply as a means of showing regard or giving a gift.
The Ring of the Fisherman, also known as the Piscatory Ring, Annulus Piscatoris and the Anello Piscatorio, is an official part of the regalia worn by the Pope, who is described by the Catholic Church (of which he is the head) as the successor of Saint Peter, who was a fisherman by trade. It features a bas-relief of Peter fishing from a boat, a symbolism derived from the tradition that the apostles were "fishers of men".
A class ring (also known as a graduate, senior ring, or grad ring) is a ring worn by students and alumni in the United States to commemorate their graduation, generally for a high school, college, or university.
A dinner ring or cocktail ring is a large over sized ring, set with precious or semiprecious stones. Cocktail rings became popular during the 1940s and 1950s. They are generally worn by women and placed on the fourth finger of the right hand. For this reason they are sometimes known as Right Hand Rings. Cocktail rings are also known as statement rings and come in both fine jewelry and costume jewelry variations. They are generally over sized and dramatic.
A traditional puzzle ring is a type of finger ring made up of four, six, eight, or twelve interconnected rings. Contemporary designs include rings of three, five or seven bands. Puzzle rings often appear to be endless knots. Many think this points to Celtic heritage. Reassembly is a form of mechanical puzzle. Many are Italian or English from the Renaissance period, although they are becoming more common in North America.
A toe ring is a Ring made out of various metals and non-metals worn on any of the toes. Toe rings are worn by women but is becoming more popular with men.... The second toe of either foot is where they are worn most commonly. In most western countries they are a relatively new fashion accessory. There is not a symbolic meaning for wearing toe rings. They are only regarded to be a new fashion jewerly; they often accompany barefoot sandals, anklets, barefeet or flip flops.
Purity rings (also known as chastity rings, or abstinence rings) originated in the United States in the 1990s among Christian-affiliated sexual abstinence groups. Wearing a purity ring is typically accompanied by a religious vow to practice abstinence until marriage.
The Super Bowl ring is an award in the National Football League given to the members of the winning team of the league's annual championship game, the Super Bowl. These rings are typically made of yellow or white gold with diamonds. They usually include the team name, team logo, and Super Bowl number (usually indicated in Roman numerals). The NFL pays for the cost of 150 rings to the winning team, at roughly $5,000 apiece, depending upon the fluctuating cost of gold and diamonds.
There are several systems for denoting the sizes of jewellery rings in use around the world: In the United States and Canada, ring sizes are specified using a numerical scale, with quarter and half sizes. An increase of a full size is an increase of 0.032 inch (0.8128 mm) in diameter, or roughly /10 inch (more precisely, 0.1005 in or 2.55 mm) in inside circumference. Generally, sizes in quarters and halves will not relate conventionally to anything on any known ruler.