Monday, January 18, 2010

AROUND MY FINGER ....about ww2 military rings

This is a rare WW2 RAF ring. Over the years i've probably seen a handful of British rings .this example was made out of a RAF brass button .The base is silver......
Nice combo of WW2 theater made DI and 1944 dated silver CBI ring .
Close up showing the glass on silver inclusion ......
WW2 north African campaign theater made silver ring ........
An early example of 20/ 30's air corps silver locket ring .......
A beautiful WW2 AAF flight engineer gold ring .Above it a 1950's air force sterling silver band...


Such rings have been around as long as there has been a military.
In ancient time,conquering soldiers would wear the jewelry of those they conquered as their badge of honor.
Even the most battle tested soldier wants to take something away to remember his time in service. A military ring is something that many military personnel had made or bought for such a purpose. Some decorated their rings with the battles they have fought and the events they feel have shaped their time in the military.Those that served,have their jewelry passed on to the next generation and those that have lost their lives are usually remembered for the rings they wore. Military jewelry can be a very emotional items.
The Air Force,Army,Navy, Marines and most military divisions have/had their own logos and designs showcased on rings made and worn by the soldiers that have served. You can always tell what branch of service someone was in,by the ring that they wore to commemorate their service.

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