"An ecclesiastical ring is a finger ring worn by a clergyman, such as a Bishop's ring.
In Western Christianity, rings are worn by bishops of the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and other denominations. Eastern Orthodox bishops do not normally wear rings, but some Eastern Catholic bishops do.
Episcopal rings, both at an earlier and later period, were sometimes used as receptacles for relics. St. Hugh of Lincoln had such a ring which must have been of considerable capacity. (On investiture by ring and staff, see Conflict of Investitures.) Traditionally, three rings were bestowed: the pontifical, the gemmed, and the ordinary. However, in recent years, most bishops have only received one ring for the sake of modesty in costs.
Modern rings for bishops have tended to be far simpler than those of earlier periods: most bishops today choose or are given as gifts wide gold bands with a Christian symbol (a cross, chi-rho, or crucifixion scene, for example), rather than a jeweled ring." Information from Wikipedia used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
For over thirty years I have been using traditional methods to make the finest quality hand wrought Bishops Rings and other ecclesiastical and ceremonial silver, both for the home market and for export all over the world. I am able to use my vast experience as an ecclesiastical silversmith to make Bishops Rings to personal designs and specifications, produce replicas of existing pieces or copies of items which have been lost.
I also have vast expertise and experience in the restoration and repair of Bishops Rings and other ecclesiastical ceremonial silverware.
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