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.
In the wide world of crowd-funding unicorns, smart rings have been hustling for the top of the heap. Among them is Ring, a gesture device that promised to let you someday control your own home with a series of arcane finger wags. I just saw it in action and seems like it works but god damn does it look dumb.
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.
Should you have happened to find yourself dining with Bulgarian royalty 700 years ago and the wine tasted a bit off, you would have been smart to put the goblet down. Bulgarian archaeologists have just discovered a medieval bronze ring explicitly designed to poison political foes—in the most discreet way possible.
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.
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.
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.
The Titanium Utility Ring is not a wedding ring per se. But since I don't like man rings and the only rings I've ever worn are three wedding rings, it is a wedding ring to me. I mean, if I had to marry a fourth time, I'd definitely get this thing.
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.
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.
You finally found that special someone, settled down, and tied the knot. This is the one person you're going to be having sex with from here to eternity. Here are ten gifts to add some kinky spice to forever.
If I asked you about your phone, would you call it a cell phone or a mobile phone? Does it really matter what you say or is one term more appropriate than the other?
Where does technology go when it dies? If it's lucky, designer Paola Mirai snaps it up and incorporates it into her Cirkuita collection, a mix of jewelry that combines circuits and transistors and other gear ephemera with a material called orotransparente to create wearable pins, rings, and baubles. Beats the junkyard…
These days smartphones let you do practically anything, but you still have to reach in to your pocket to use them. Now, researchers at Nokia aim to solve that problem with a magnetic ring dubbed Nenya, after a ring found in The Lord of the Rings, that you can twist around your finger to control your phone.
You didn't misread that headline. Your marriage—and wearing a loose-fitting wedding ring while playing Kinect—can destroy your television.
Despite a lifelong fascination with the pinkie ring and a brief flirtation with a Livestrong bracelet, I've never actually worn jewelry. I might have to revise that stance, though, for this ring forged by Samurai swordmaking technique.
Not content with your run of the mill giant rock, soon to be award winning husband Luke Jerram teamed up with a local jewelry designer to create a custom mini-projector wedding ring. And a chorus of ten thousand Awwwwwwws rang out.
Sometimes, and only sometimes, a piece of geek jewelry can rise above being tacky and decidedly unwearable to become tacky and borderline unwearable. Steve Wozniak's nixie tube watch is one such example. This ring with working microgears might be another.