History and romance come together in Wedding Rings. Beginning with the first known example in ancient Egypt, through tales of the Puritans' attempt to put an end to the tradition, to lavish color photographs of modern pieces crafted from precious metals and stones, this richly illustrated, engagingly written volume will enchant anyone who has ever wondered about the perfect symbol of eternal love.
Filled with gorgeous new photographs as well as archival images, Wedding Rings reveals how this simple yet profoundly meaningful piece of jewelry has both evolved and in many ways stayed the same over the course of centuries. Beautiful examples of vintage and contemporary rings in a full range of styles grace the pages. Chapters trace the popularity of diamonds, pinpoint the appearance of the engagement ring, and describe the special properties of platinum, gold, and other materials. Literary quotes, charming inscriptions, and customs from around the world complete the text.
Author Bio: OSNAT GAD has been a leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of wedding rings for more than 25 years. Her company, OGI, is the purveyor of Gad's signature stackable wedding bands, which have been featured in major fashion magazines.
ZEVA OELBAUM's photographs have been published in such periodicals as The New York Times Magazine, House Beautiful, Art & Antiques, and Metropolitan Home.