The ancient Egyptians designed rings with swiveling bevels: one side of the bevel could be carved with an amulet while the flip side might be engraved as a signet ring.
Legend has it that King Solomon possessed a ring so powerful that he could control the winds, ride magic carpets, and even summon or banish genies with it! It was made of brass and iron, was set with jewels, and was said to give King Solomon heavenly powers.
what's in a name?
This word has been used for hundreds of years to mean a small circlet or circular band. In Old English and other old Germanic languages, it was called a hring.