Puzzle Rings

Written by Serena Berger
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Puzzle rings are often intricate and intriguing works of craftsmanship. They provide great conversation pieces, and tend to set you apart immediately as a person who appreciates things which are both clever and beautiful. You can find fun and funky sterling puzzle rings that suit any budget and can be worn only occasionally or every day.

Puzzle Rings as Wedding Rings

Interestingly, puzzle rings first appeared in Asia over 2,000 years ago. They quickly made their way to the Middle East, and were adopted as wedding bands. Some of the wealthiest and most powerful men gave puzzle rings to their brides. They were considered an indication of status and class--but also of possession. This may be one of the main reasons why puzzle rings are typically not worn as wedding bands today, though many people are fine selectively ignoring traditions and associations that have no bearing on their particular relationship.

Puzzle rings typically consist of several bands, twining together in an intricate way which seems as though it would be impossible to replicate if you separated them. One of the best puzzle ring designers in the world actually offers online video instruction in how to assemble the rings because it can be that complicated. People who fidget often love these rings! If you're sitting in a meeting or in class, you can get endless satisfaction out of playing with your puzzle ring, all under the table so no one will even know.

Some puzzle rings are truly impressive works of art, crafted in gold or platinum. Some even include stones, which makes them all the more intricate and impressive. If you had the impression that puzzle rings were just a novelty, look at a piece like Norman Greene's marquis cut diamond in a four band platinum puzzle ring--this gorgeous ring looks no more like a novelty than does a signature ring from Tacori or Michel Beaudry.

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