House rings

6 thoughts on “House rings”

  1. Hi Katie – I realize that you wrote this piece 2.5 years ago, but I just found it. I’ve been trying to learn more about Jewish house rings – how/where were they used?; do we anything about how they were used in the wedding ceremony?; etc. I can’t find much on the Internet – though did find references to the details you included in your blog. Do you have any info sources to recommend (re Jewish house rings)?

  2. A friend said she had seen your web site .
    Thank you for encluding my rings (sorry about the quality of picture) Interesting artical . Just to let you know , The Jewish Museum NY ,bought these rings for their collection , plus another one ” Marriage…I would rather have a cup of tea !” Which is in their current exibition ‘reinventing the ritual”
    Best wishes for the future Mila

  3. The Jewish rings are so exquisite. I also have never heard of them. The color of gold seems different from modern jewelry too, although hard to say from the images. Thanks for your little art lessons, Katie 🙂

    1. You’re welcome! I’m just so glad that you guys find it interesting!

      The color of the gold…..Those examples were all listed at “gold” in all the references I checked, and that would indicate they were 100% gold, or 24k (at the time those pieces were made gold was not yet being alloyed, and the karat system was not in place).

      Pictures and lighting can really change the look of the metal! The one in the top picture, on the left, is the most recently discovered, and a good representation of how full gold looks. In person, they probably all look like that!

  4. Love this information, as a half-breed never knew this…must discuss further with my sister-in-law, thank you for the history lesson and the lovely examples!

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