How Did This Arabic-Inscribed Ring End Up In A 9th-Century Viking Grave?

Ancient texts tell of encounters between Viking Age Scandavia and the Islamic world, but material evidence supporting the interaction of these two civilizations is rare. This ring, recently reexamined more than 100 years after its discovery in a ninth century Viking grave, lends credence to these accounts. » 3/18/15 10:00am 3/18/15 10:00am

6 Pieces of Real-Life Cursed Jewelry that Could Destroy You

They're beautiful but deadly. Here is a collection of terrifying accessories that have killed their owners, or driven them mad — at least according to legend. From the Hope Diamond, to a stone that was almost worn to a recent Academy Awards, here's our list of the most cursed pieces of real-life jewelry. » 10/21/13 11:58am 10/21/13 11:58am

Man builds induction-powered LED engagement ring, wins at everything

Here's how to turn a bar of titanium into a ring with LED-illuminated jewels that light up when they're near a power source. One: fall in love. Two: a bunch of other stuff. Three: boom, magic-ring. » 5/23/13 8:10am 5/23/13 8:10am

Behold the cursed ring that may have inspired Tolkien's One Ring

Is this the ring that helped inspire J.R.R. Tolkien to write about the One Ring of Middle Earth? This Roman ring, which is associated with a divine curse, is part of a new exhibition at the Vyne in Hampshire, England, investigating its links to Tolkien and its possible influence on his work. » 4/06/13 8:00am 4/06/13 8:00am

This Cylon engagement ring is frakking amazing

When Michael Moragne decided to propose to his girlfriend Amy, he wanted to give her a ring that reflected not just their love, but also their shared love of Battlestar Galactica. Using the central diamond and gold from his grandmother's engagement ring, Moragne had a new ring made — one with Cylons hiding on the band. » 2/26/13 8:20am 2/26/13 8:20am

With this Droid, I thee wed: an R2-D2 engagement ring

We've seen all manner of geeky engagement rings, from Starfleet insignias to companion cubes to TARDISes. But what sort of ring do you get for the Star Wars devotee in your life? One man designed an R2-D2-inspired engagement ring sure to send his girlfriend into happy beeps and whistles. » 11/10/12 10:30am 11/10/12 10:30am

Pledge your love across time and space with a TARDIS engagement ring

Perhaps you've seen Pathetic Peripatetic's concept design for a sapphire and diamond TARDIS ring. Now that ring is a reality, just the thing for when you've your perfect companion. » 8/11/12 9:30am 8/11/12 9:30am